The project aims to spread the correct knowledge of the dog world, from how to approach to recognize its signals.
Specifically, the project focuses on the breed of the Siberian Husky, the sled dog. It will tell of their companies that in history have been, in many cases, fundamental for the survival of the people of the Great North, of the acknowledgments obtained, of the "desire to run", unique characteristic of the Nordic races.
An unusual world often judged without having the knowledge. It is in fact important for us to spread this discipline correctly starting from the most fundamental of the notions: respect for animals!
Our proposal therefore consists of a "ludic - didactic" part lasting about two hours where the children are "in class with Balto", both at the Pragelato headquarters and at the Sestriere winter office.
It is possible to extend the offer during the May-October periods with mini-excursions in Dog Kart for the youngest ones (6 - 12 years) or with an initiation to the Dog Trekking (from 12 years). During the winter season, it is possible to try the sled excursion lasting about one hour including briefing. This activity involves the division into small groups (from 8 years).
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In order for the tour to take place in the best possible way, please read the following information:
Being a physical activity, as you are going to lead the team of sled dogs that you will be assigned by the instructors, you must enjoy good health and not have disabling physical handicaps. No particular aptitude is required and there are no age limits. It is not a suitable activity for people with severe heart disease.
We recommend a suitable mountain clothing, more specifically we suggest wearing gloves, sunglasses and winter clothing. You will not be able to make the excursion and you will not be refunded if you are wearing ski boots, so we recommend footwear suitable for snow sports activities (after skiing, hiking shoes, mountain boots).
We remind you that you are hiking on a high altitude trail and you will be in close contact with animals, so for the sake of the proper running of the activity it is essential that you present yourself in a suitable mental state, specifically not under The effect of alcoholic and / or narcotic substances: it will be our staff's care to check for any irregularities and, in situations unfit, refuse to accompany you on excursion without any right to any refund, this to ensure and safeguard the health of our animals.
Pregnant women will not be able to participate in the tour.
If a service is cancelled less than three days (72 hours) before the scheduled departure time, 100% of the price must be paid. If a service is cancelled more than three days (72 hours) before the scheduled departure time, the price will be totally refunded except for the following:
1) Tickets and reservations that have already been made for the client will not be refunded
2) Bank charges related to the payment of the service will not be refunded.
It is your responsibility to call the service supplier at the provided phone number or, if they are not available, the office, to inform of your delay. Whenever possible we will do our best to reschedule your meeting time at no extra cost, however it may happen that a reschedule is not possible or that it incurs an additional cost. If a call is not made prior to reservation time, and/or you are not able to be present for your meeting time, the service will be considered a no-show. No-show clients cannot re-schedule the service and must re-book the service at the full price.
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