Winter Tours: Learn to drive your own sled dog team! A feature tour of Paws – one of our favorites and where we started in 1998 – teaching our guests the fine art of dog driving…

A 3 to 3.5-hour adventure where guests will learn to drive their own 3-4 dog team in a safe and controlled manner. After initial instruction and practice with musher aboard, we will take an 8-10 mile Fun Run on groomed trails in the open field and connecting Spruce forest. The trail varies – some straight, wide and flat, some narrow with big turns and ‘whoop-di-dos’ where things are more technical and challenging.  We think the sled dogs enjoy this part the best! Hands down, one of the best experiences you’ll ever try.

Watch out, it’s addicting… For your own safety and the safety of the sled dogs, you should be in reasonably good health with good physical stamina and upper body strength, and have a good sense of balance. Ample one-on-one instruction. Each participant will receive a Mushing School Certificate and PAWS patch.

Hands On: Learn to harness the sled dogs and drive your own team! An adventure supported by excellent instruction and practice!

Educational/Informative: Get one-on-one instruction from our professional guides and learn how to dog mush in our controlled setting, that is safe for you and our dogs. Each of our guides is a professional musher who has dedicated many of their years to this sport. Ask them about their relationship to their dogs, their races, their adventures on the trail. Each friendly face offers a wealth of knowledge and personal experience.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Paws for Adventure Kennel
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour
INCLUDED
Kennel Tour  Professional guide One-on-one instruction
Instruction & Practice  Drive your own team  8-10 mile run
Cost: $295/person
3+ hour mushing school and approx. 10-mile run
Arctic outerwear provided. 6 Person max per session

*100% deposit required to book
*For reservations please click “Book Now” in the tab above or call our mushing site 907-699-3960

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Welcome in our Yurt

Get checked in for your tour in our warm, wood heated yurt. Our kennel is located “off the grid,” with no electricity or plumbing, but we keep the yurt warm and toasty for before and after your tour. Get dressed up in your winter clothing, and we can outfit you as well, if needed.
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Meet our Dogs

Meet the friendliest dogs in Alaska! Hold an Alaskan Husky pup and meet and greet all the other canine athletes in the kennel. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting ‘doggy’ if you plan to interact with the sled dogs.
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Mushing School

Get one-on-one instruction with our professional guides to learn how to harness the dogs and drive your team.
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Sled dog run

Head out on a 8-10 mile run with your team…Hands down, one of the best experiences you’ll ever try
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Finish with a Photo Op and Hot Chocolate!

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