We are, We are
not, What kind of dogs, Stern
warning, How to join, Our first
event, & Pictures
Dog owners who like to WORK our dogs in the sled dog arts -- sledding, carting,
pulling, & packing. We are dog owners. We are also
breeders, groomers, rescuers, shelter workers, sled builders, zoo keepers, etc.; but at these
events, we are dog owners.
Tennessee MUSH is not a club. We have no officers. No dues. No
overhead. No budget. No entry fees (IWPA sanctioned pulling events
will require entry fees because of the sanctioning). We are not sled dogs only. The dogs don't have
to be registered. Or even purebred. You don't have to have a lot of
experience -- that's what
Tennessee MUSH is for!
kind of dogs...
Our first event illustrates the diversity of
dogs participating. All breeds are welcome. Mixed breeds are
welcome. Good Sportsmanship on the dogs' part
and their owner's part is the only
Before you expect your dog to run many miles on a fast team, you'll need to do
some basic equipment familiarization ahead of time and get the dog in
SHAPE. But lunch breaks at these events are great opportunities for
training. Training at home is easy and doesn't require a lot of money or equipment
or dogs. You basically need a properly fitting harness, a tire, and some
rope. Tennessee MUSHers will be happy
to help out -- just ask.
Show up. <G> Contact email@example.com
or 423-365-6039 for directions or details -- but basically bring your dog
and have a good time -- that's the whole point.