As of April 3rd, we have decided to close our tours due to the warm weather that we have been experiencing. Thank you to all of you who came out on the trail with us this winter. It has been a tough year but seeing the smiles on all your faces, made it all worthwhile. We look foraward to next season and bringing you some even better and longer tours. I wish everyone a safe and happy summer!
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As always the safety of our clients, dogs, and guides are of the upmost importance to us. With this in mind and with the new restrictions outlined in the province of Alberta on Dec 8, 2020, we have implemented new booking, tour, and cancellation policies.
Please contact the office if you have any questions regarding our situation or policies. We are excited about the winter season and getting out on the trail! We appreciate your assistance in keeping us all safe and healthy!
The Mad Dogs Team
There are so many ways to get out and connect with our dogs. From dog sledding adventures, ski-joring clinics and tours, kennel tours, multi-day adventures and much more. Come experience winter from a dogs-eye-view!
Whether you are interested in either experiencing dogsledding from the warm confines of the sled while taking in the views or prefer to ride the back of the sled where you can experience dogsledding like a real musher, we have a tour for you.
Combining dog sledding with skiing, recreational ski-jöring is becoming more and more popular and is ideally suited to the long Alberta winters.
Get away from the crowds and join us for an intimate and personal visit of our kennel site and interpretive trails! Meet all our huskies and take some time to play and have some fun with them!
The truth is, we wouldn't be here providing tours for you if it wasn't for our dogs. They are the true stars of our show and deserve the very best we can give them. Taking good care of them is a round the clock endeavor and one we do not take lightly. We are not in this business to make money, we are in it to give the very best care back to the ones that make our lives so meaningul.
We believe that good dog care must be proactive not just reactive. This means that setting up a system that requires regular and thorough checking and care of each dog is important. We work closely with our vet to ensure the health and safety of each and every dog in our kennel and when out on the trail. This takes alot of love, time, money and dedication but we wouldn't have it any other way.
Our dogs are not only strong in body but also in mind. It has been said that a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. This means that in many cases, they will try and do whatever you ask them, even it it is not safe for them. We must take responsibility for them and only ask them to do what it is safe and reasonable. With this in mind, we have set weight limits on our sleds and ask that all people booking and heading out on a tour with us adhere to these limits. They are there for a reason.
Each year we blessed with new additions to our family. Most of our puppies we keep to train and intigrate into our family and teams. Occationally we will put some up for adoption. We have rigid requirements for families that want to adapt our huskies as we want to ensure that both the dog and family are happy. Please contact us if you think you might be able to give one of our puppies a good home. We would be happy to talk with you about what is required to ensure a good fit.
Our dogs are our family. We don't stop loving them just because they don't work for us anymore. Our retiree's have worked hard throughout their carear and deserve to be well cared for in their later years. Some of these retiree's are good candidates for adoption into good homes. Some are not as they would be lost without the rest of the pack. In either case, we are committed to ensuring that they remain happy and healthy at any cost.