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With Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, you can participate as little or as much as you want in your sled ride. Of course, we encourage everybody to try standing on the back of the sled. This way, they can get a better feel for the tour, a better appreciation of what the dogs are doing, and they'll get to see all of the Canadian Rocky Mountain sites in all of their glory. Indeed, Snowy Owl goes above and beyond to make sure all Rocky Mountain dog sled tours in Canmore are fun and memorable.
Still, as a guest, you can be involved as much or as little as you'd like to be. For example, if you want to sit in the sled and just enjoy the view, that will be fine. We encourage people who stand on the back of the sled to peddle while they are standing. It can help you to stay warmer, and by peddling, you'll be able to keep some blood circulating throughout your body.
Enjoy the Best Rocky Mountain Dog Sled Tours in Canmore
It's very interesting and fun to pilot a dog sled if you have never done it before. You might be a little nervous at first, but you'll soon discover that there is nothing to be afraid of. We'll have an instructor closeby on their own sled to keep an eye on things and make sure everything is going smoothly. You don't need to steer; you just need to know where your break is. Our dogs know these trails like the bottoms of their paws.
The whole experience is very, very fun for children and adults. Think about it; dog sledding is extremely iconic, but how many people actually get out to do it? With Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, we make dog sledding accessible to all.
How are Dogs and Instructors are Trained
When you schedule your Rocky Mountain dog sled tours in Canmore with Snowy Owl, you can rest assured that you're going to have a fun-filled, safe day. Our dogs are trained from five to six months old and up. By training our dogs ahead of time, we always have leaders and trained dogs that can pull sleds safely. We build confidence in our dogs by letting them run in and around our team. We'll start them off with small runs and put them in harnesses to see how they perform. Only when a dog has been running with us for a long time will we let them run on a guest's sled.
When we hire new staff at Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours, we let the new employees spend the first two months around the dogs, earning their trust. Once the team member develops a bond with the dogs and the trust begins to occur, we'll let them ride along on tours. Only when the instructor has gained the trust of the dogs and has experience guiding them in tours will we let them guide tour sleds.
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All training needs are handled through our training partners over at Amanda Gagnon Dog Training. They are the best of the best and have been helping our furry upper west side residents be on their best behavior for many years. We have known Amanda and her team since we first started walking dogs in the area. They effectively and passionately take on any behavioral challenge your dog might have.
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