Sled Dog Racing Mushing Terms

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Information about Sled Dog Racing Mushing Terms

Published on October 1, 2008

Author: msenglish



Learn what to say to sled dogs.

Mushing Terms Sled Dog Racing

The word "mush" comes from the French word "marche", which means to walk. Learn about some of the common commands used in mushing:

Hike: Gets the dogs moving

Gee: Turn right

Haw: Turn left

Come Gee! Come Haw!: 180 degree turn in either direction

Easy: Slow down

Whoa!: Halt or stop the dogs

Line Out: Tells lead dog to get all dogs in line, straight in front of sled

Stay Tuned for Part IV... The Big Races.

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