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Skijoring gets pets involved in winter fun


November 18, 2019

Tom LaVenture/Daily Globe

Robert Polic, Manitowish Waters, has a skijoring workout with his four-year-old border collie, Sprocket, on Saturday at Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails. The two are competition skijorers who wanted to attend the beginner class to meet more of the local community.


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Organizers said a beginner skijoring class was to introduce more people to a winter silent sport that is gaining popularity as a way for people of various fitness levels to exercise and enjoy the outdoors with their dogs.

Skijoring is a sport involving being towed by a dog or a horse via harness while on skis.

Sandra Tocko offered the free dry-land clinic to around 15 people, most of them with dogs, at Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails. Tocko spent some time talking about dog personalities and needs, and some of the various ways...

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