Dogscooting, sometimes called dogscootering, has many advantages. Of course, the fun factor and the positive health effects (physical and psychological) that every outdoor activity brings with it are obvious. Dryland-mushing adds the teamwork factor with “man’s best friend”, which noticeably increases the quality of life for both people and dogs individually, but also for the animal and owner as a unit.
Compared to other dryland-mushing variants such as canicross or bikejoring, dogscooting also offers a relatively easy start, even for those who are less athletic. The risk of injury (for both the driver and the dog) is significantly lower than with bikejoring. And yet, even as a beginner, you can reach higher speeds than in canicross, which enables early success and thus encourages you to stick with it.
In addition, riding a scooter is better for your back than riding a bike. And unlike running, scootering is easier on your joints, which is particularly relevant for people with weight problems who are looking to lead a more active life.
However, dogscooting will not be the only form of dryland-mushing I offer. But I can’t reveal more yet. 🙂