If you are looking for a winter activity to keep you and your bff (best furry friends) happy and busy and want to be part of the most positive and supportive online mushing community out there, Iron Paws is for you! We even offer an Old Dogs Rule (ODR) class for pups that still want to play but can't run with the team anymore due to age or health concerns. Come play with us this winter.
The first part of the fun and action takes place out on the trail where you do your favorite mushing activity with your dog. If your dog is pulling you in harness, we can find a class for you. Last year we had a participant who 'jorred on rollerblades. You will join a regional team, and if you live near other participants or recruit your friends to play, you will also meet up a few times for group activities.
The second part is filled with fun and sometimes silly challenges that you and your pup must do together. You will snap photos or take video of your adventures and share them on our private facebook page with your fellow mushers. You can participate in the challenges that sound fun to you, and ignore the rest. You will be sharing your winter with mushers all over the United States and Canada.
The minimum requirements to complete a stage are to record at least one mile with your furry friend and submit your scores on time. You can even take a week off; your lowest week's score will be dropped. We do recognize the overachievers in each class, but the biggest award we offer is a finishers medal. It is a really nice finishers medal too! The real reward is the time spent and memories made with your dogs.