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Mush with P.R.I.D.E. recommends the following books for more information on sled dogs and their care (Mush with P.R.I.D.E. does not necessarily endorse everything in these publications).


  • Best of Mushing: Sled Dog Basics. Ester, AK: Stellar Communications, 1998.
  • Bush, Wendy. Ascent of Dog: Working Dogs in the West. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Detselig Enterprises Ltd.,1998.
  • Carlson, Delbert G., DVM, and James M. Giffin, M.D. Dog Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook. New York: Howell Book House, 2007.
  • Cary, Bob. Born to Pull. Duluth, Minn.: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers, 1998.
  • Collins, Miki, and Julie Collins. Dog Driver: A Guide for the Serious Musher. Revised Edition, Crawford, Colorado: Alpine Publications, 2009.
  • Fishback, Lee. Training Lead Dogs. Nunica, Michigan: Tundra, 1978.
  • Flanders, Nöel K. Joy of Running Sled Dogs. Loveland, Colorado: Alpine Publications, 1989.
  • Fogle, Bruce, DVM. Dog's Mind. New York: Howell Book House, 1990.
  • Haakenstad, Matt. Ski Spot Run. Minnetonnka, MN: KISATI Ventures, 2004.
  • Hoe-Raitto, Mari, and Carol Kaynor. Skijoring with Your Dog. Fairbanks, Alaska: OK Publishing, 1991.
  • Kilcommons, Brian. Good Owners, Great Dogs. Boston: Warner Books, 1999.
Krieg, Ken. After Your Pet Dies. Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, 1992. Mushing Magazine. Willow, AK: Alaska: Smellydog Media. Pilon, Andre. The Universe of Sled Dogs. Quebec: Edition Marquis Ltd., 1999. Rutherford, Clarice, and David H. Neil. How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live With. Loveland, Colorado: Alpine Publications, 2005. Shields, Mary. Alaska Happy Dog Trilogy. Fairbanks, Alaska: Pyrola Publishing, 1993. (For preschool through grade 3.) LaBelle, Charlene / Sierra Nevada Dog Drivers. Mush! Revised! A Beginner's Manual of Sled DogTraining. Mechanicsburg, PA: Barkleigh Productions, 2007 Sternberg, Mike. Teach Your Dog to Pull. Post Falls, Idaho, 1988. USDA, NRCS. Composting Dog Waste. Washington D.C.:USDA, 2005 Additional recommended sources of information on sled dogs and mushing equipment include mushing workshops and seminars, sled dog symposiums and trade fairs, and listservs such as Sled Dog Central (



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