Novice

Mileage:  50 Miles Total


There is no time limit to achieve this.  Mileage log is on the honor system.  You can take the test without having completed the 50 miles.

Drivers Meeting:  Applicants will bring dogs on leash to meeting.  Be prepared to answer judge's questions on:  

  • Good dog care

  • Public image

  • Calm

  • Common sense

  • Dog on leash, under control

  • Identify signs of overheating

  • Demonstrate knowledge of your dog's condition

  • Signs of distress

 

1.  Equipment: (ALL Equipment must be in "good working condition")

  • Any Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicle (Including functioning brakes)

  • Items To be carried with you and your team (In a pack or on Non-Motorized Wheeled Vehicle):

    • Properly fitted helmet

    • 1 dog line (6'-8' from post)

    • Poop bags

    • Properly fitting harness

    • Water

    • Water bowl

    • Booties

    • Leash

    • Multi tool or knife

    • Long pants

    • Sturdy shoes

    • Basic first aid kit for human/dog

    • Optional:  ice pack, knee and elbow guards, gloves

 

2. Demo:

  • harness dog

  • Bootie dog

  • Hook up, show control of dog

 

3. Trail skills:

  • Command turns: gee, haw

  • On by a distraction

    • a. dog on leash

    • b. show trail ettiquette

    • c. other

  • Same direction passing

  • Wait

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