Do you and your dog love to exercise together outside, but you struggle to keep up with your companion? Join Karen Koehler to find out how she got into the wonderful sports of skijoring, bikejoring, canicross and scooter with her dogs, what were her trials and tribulations, successes, and how it all affected her relationship with her animals. You can also learn how you too can start having your own adventures with your four-legged friends!
Karen Koehler has been teaching people how to do activities in the outdoors since 1997. She is a director of the Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports, and president of the Ontario Federation of Sleddog sports (OFSS), and member of Mush Larose and FQMECA. She has instructed adults and youth at OFSS and FQMECA club events, and taught private lessons for OFSS. She helped bring the 2017 International Federation of Sleddog Sports, Winter World Championship, to Haliburton Ontario, where she competed and placed as top North American female in two events. She competed at the IFSS 2015 Dryland World Championships in Bristol QC. She also competed in IFSS World Championships in Germany, Alaska and Norway. She began competing in harness dog sports in 2004 when she adopted her beloved first dog, a retired sled dog (border collie/huskie cross) named Robbie.
Learn all about these up-and-coming sports from Karen and her furry companions!
This presentation is part of our "Telling Our Stories" speaker series being presented by Yours Outdoors.
Cost is $10/person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to a local conservation organization.