Canberra Sled Dog Club
 
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about us

Formed in 1996, the CSDC has grown amazingly over the past few years. Our local membership is constantly on the increase and we have interstate members also. We are one of the largest and most active sled dog club's in Australia.

Recreational mushing has been popular in the United States and Canada for decades. Here in Australia it is growing very fast in popularity amongst dog owners. It doesn't matter what sort of dog you have as long as it is strong enough to pull you along on a scooter.

 

If a leisurely run with your dog through some of the prettiest forest trails in the ACT sounds like fun, come and see what the Canberra Sled Dog Club has to offer.

We hold regular training/social gatherings every Saturday and Sunday at Kowen Forrest from April to September  (that's when the weather gets cold enough to run the dogs - we don't run once the mercury hits 15 degrees C).

Find out more below under "Training Days".

 
 
 
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TRAINING DAYS

 

house rules

1. Meet at the Kowen Road gate at 7.00am.  Committee will have the gate open until 7:05am. 

2. Committee members have the gate code which you will be given when you are ready to exit the forest.

3. Please make sure you exit via the correct road.  Do not go back down the one way entry road or you will be squashed by a logging truck.

4. Do not leave anything at Kowen.  Pick up your rubbish and that includes your dog's mess too!

5. If you have not renewed your membership, do so prior to Saturday or give it to a committee member before training.  New members, please complete a form (essential for insurance purposes) prior to going out on the trail.  You can download them here.  Don't forget your money.

Membership Information

If you would like to join the Canberra Sled Dog Club, download a membership form here

For insurance purposes, it is a requirement that everyone who trains at club organised events must be a financial member.   This covers Group Accident and Public Liability.

What should you bring?

  • A very willing and excited woofer

  • Water and a bowl

  • Bike helmet, gloves and warm clothing

  • Stake-out line (you can use a star-picket with chain attached) and mallet. A lead around a tree just won't be strong enough

  • Morning tea (we usually hang around after training for a social chat)

  • Plenty of enthusiasm

Please Note:
Due to a change in the Australia wide Sleddog Insurance policy, if you are not a financial member of the CSDC, you will need to pay $5 each time you train with the club to cover you for Group Accident and Public Liability insurance.


 

 

directions to kowen forrest

From Civic:  follow the airport road and head towards Queanbeyan.  Take the left hand turn onto Sutton Road.  Follow Sutton Road for less than a kilometre and take the first right hand turn onto Kowen Road (the sign also says Molonglo Gorge).

This road soon becomes dirt and you should follow it straight ahead until you get to a locked gate where club members meet at 7:00 am.  If you are not at the gate by 7:05 am you will not be able to train.  Unfortunately the gate has to be locked behind us.

The training trails are another 5 kilometres into the forest.

 

From Queanbeyan:  follow Yass Road and turn right onto Sutton Road. Follow Sutton Road for less than a kilometre and take the first right hand turn onto Kowen Road (the sign also says Molonglo Gorge).
This road soon becomes dirt and you should follow it straight ahead until you get to a locked gate where club members meet at 7:00 am.  If you are not at the gate by 7:05 am you will not be able to train.  Unfortunately the gate has to be locked behind us.

The training trails are another 5 kilometres into the forest.

 

 

 

 

 
 
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COMMITTEE

 

COMMITTEE 2019

PRESIDENT - Max Baux

VICE PRESIDENT - Ben Taylor

SECRETARY - Laura Burton

ASSISTANT SECRETARY - Rob Whelan

TREASURER - Samantha Taylor

PUBLIC OFFICER - Laura Burton

MEDIA/PR OFFICER - Melissa Taylor

GENERAL COMMITTEE - Emma Symonds, Jieon Kang, Liane Degville, Sandra Robinson, Tin Green, Michelle Blundell, Charlie Jones

GET IN TOUCH - canberrasleddogclub@gmail.com

 
 
 
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