Dog Driver is for anyone interested in sled dog training for dog mushing, recreational dog sledding or sled dog races. Based on personal sled dog experience in both dog sled racing and working sled dog teams, Miki and Julie Collins explain everything you need to know to select, raise and care for sled dogs, dog sledding equipment including sled dog harnesses, dog sleds and even clothing. Learn all about sled dog training and sled dog racing. Plus, in Dog Driver, you'll get all the latest sled dog facts, know what it is really like to own mushing dogs and just what it takes to be among the top Iditarod dogs. Follow Miki and Julie through thousands of wilderness miles as they run their working sled dog teams to check on trap lines and deliver freight during the winter in the heart of Alaska.
* Choose the appropriate gear for every dog sledding job.
* Recognize and correct medical and psychological problems.
* Learn to handle a wide range of trail conditions.
* Make money with your sled dog team.
* Repair sled dog harnesses, dog sleds and other dog sledding equipment while on the trail.
* Prepare for sled dog races and extended wilderness mushing.
Authors: Miki and Julie Collins have been running sled dogs an average of 2,000 miles a year since 1974, hauling freight, traveling an 80-mile trap line, and exploring the wilderness of interior Alaska and Canada. They have competed in several major sled dog races and given dog sled tours in Denali National Park. They've written three books and are regular contributors to Mushing Magazine and the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner along with numerous articles published in Dog Fancy, Field and Stream and other publications.