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Meet our Dog Mushers


Don has been a competitive dog musher for more than 40 years, racing all over North America. He is known for doing headstands on the sled while crossing the finish line.

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Rémi, professional outdoor guide, crossed Canada on foot, snowshoes, skis, bike and by canoe. During this epic trip he discovered his passion for sled dogs.


Shari, former German biathlete, discovered how to combine her two passions: dogs and skis. She is now a professional skijorer (that's the crazy people who get pulled on skis by dogs).

Dog mushing is more than a hobby. it's a way of life.

Being dog musher does not mean standing on the sled. That's the smallest part. Dog mushing includes so much more! You are the coach, the alpha dog, the vet, the poop scooper, the dietician, the head of the cuddle department and last but not least, the sled driver. You study your dogs' personalities. Because, oh boy, are they ever individuals, just like us. Django does not like to run with Peppy, Brooklyn jumps up and down before the start and Eli will give you a kiss after the run. Dog mushing is more than just a hobby or a sport. Dog mushing is a way of life.

At 70 years of age, Don Cousins, owner of Wild Forest Adventures, is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable characters in dog mushing. He lived through major changes in dog mushing such as the transition from wooden dog sleds to modern racing sleds made from anything but wood or the change in dog breeds. So, if you are interested in dog mushing, Don is the perfect person to talk to. Booking a dog sled tour with Wild Forest Adventures will give you the opportunity to ask Don any question about dog mushing that comes to mind.

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