One of the most common questions we get asked for people with puppies and junior dogs is when can they start training for dog sled sports and what do we recommend.

Most clubs, training venues and races will tell you that as a rule of thumb, not before they are 12 months old. However, common sense should prevail here and we recommend you do a little bit of research into your dog and look at how old they will be when their bodies are fully grown. If you have a mixed breed dog, look at the types of breeds that make up your dog and go with the breed that takes longer to be fully developed. Better to be safe than sorry when taking into account your dog’s body, health and wellbeing.