Dog Sled Rides


Enjoy the great outdoors, the excitement of dogsledding, and getting the thrill of running a dog sled team.  We have a special touring double sled that allows guests to stand and drive, or sit and enjoy, the awesome sport of dogsledding.  The rides travel through Shemhadar Kennels woods and allow your guest to get the full experience of dogsledding in a smaller amount of time.  The rides are about 3 miles long, and you will travel with a driver behind you to coach you through the ride.  With Hot Cocoa and Cookies, and as many hugs and pictures with the dogs as you would like, you will have an experience you won’t forget!

Price for dog sled rides are by the ride, so family and friends are welcome. Even if they are not getting a ride, friends can listen to the instructions, learn about the dogs, and enjoy the great outdoors at Shemhadar Kennels. Usually we can get in 2 rides in per hour, so if there are 5 guests that would like rides, I would plan at least two hours.  If you have 7 or 8 guests, plan for about 3-4 hours and enjoy the day.

One Ride – $150.  This is for the first rider.  (If you have a child between 30-70lbs., they can ride in the front of the sled with you.  Total riders weight cannot exceed 250lbs)

Two or more Rides – the second ride is only $50 additional.  And so on.

So, if a party of 4 comes and all 4 would like rides, it would be $150+$50+$50+$50=$300

Depending on conditions and speed of the trail, 4 rides may take up to 2 hours.

Call for details 231-779-9976 or email 

tim at sleddogpodcast com




Learn to mush on your own!

Enjoy more time on the trail with Tim, Gina & their four-legged athletes… You’ll spend time visiting the kennel where you’ll learn to harness, all about the sleds, how to hook up dogs and which dog positions.  After that, you will get to drive with a trainer.  Then, you’ll get your own team and enjoy two rides around on the trails.  This is the plan of the musher experience but it can be altered once you are here if you do not end up wanting to have your own team.

They may pull you on a traditional sled with 2, 4, 6 dogs, when the snow conditions are suitable!  Price:  $300-$700 total – 1-3 person.  If you have more than that, we can reduce the amount of times you drive on your own.  Please realize, we will be out in the cold for up to 3 hours, so having young children will be difficult (although they can ride along) because of the maturity levels needed to be responsible for the team.  Guests MUST be physically fit.   We are happy to adjust to help your party have an optimal experience.

Please see FAQ page for specifics and restrictions, including fitness levels.

Call for details 231-779-9976 or email  tim at sleddogpodcast com



Short rides and doggie kisses!

If your group would like to visit our kennel and experience a ride too — reserve “A Taste of Mushing for Groups.”  We’ll give your gang (family reunions, birthday parties, work office outings, friends with kids, etc) a 2-4 hour experience to include a custom kennel visit and short rides for everyone.

And unlike the program “The Mushing Sport” presentation described above, the group will get a presentation, and feel the thrill of a dog sled rides.  If your group is very large, we can do half rides instead of full rides.   Our challenge is how long you want your group to be outside.   Believe me… it’s just about as fun to watch the teams come and go!

Price:  At a group rate, we start at $200 and then $50 ride depending on the size of your group.  We can accommodate 9-18 people in a 3 hour time slot.  We can make each experience unique to your group’s needs.  It is best to call and talk to us regarding your group size and desires.

Rides are not suitable for most kids under 4 years of age, so toddlers must ride on an adult’s lap.   FAQ page for specifics and restrictions.

Call for details 231-779-9976 or email  tim at sleddogpodcast com



We come to you and teach how to dog sled.  We’ll visit your school, special event, corporate meeting, church or family get together.  We’ll bring a Siberian or two and mushing equipment along with our entertaining and informative dog sledding presentation. Enjoy the show, meet the four-pawed powerhouse, and have all your questions answered in an hour or two (as long as you like.).  We’ve given many well received presentations both nearby and far.  We’ve been enlisted by schools, corporate retreats, professional training conferences, fundraisers and park services.  We do not offer rides with this option.

Price based on distance, length and type of presentation.  Starting price: $300-1,000.


Call for details 231-779-9976 or email  tim at sleddogpodcast com



This package is for offering rides at your venue.  We require a well groomed trail, optimal climate conditions and crowd control volunteers.  We have much experience with this type of venue and offer large scale presentations as well.  It is however, a lot of work and expense.  Please call for pricing since each venue is so different, but our pricing starts at $1,000.


We can do anything!

Just about anything you have in mind can be accommodated.  A romantic dogsled run with your darling complete with sweets and flowers?  We can do it.  An in-depth learning experience by apprenticing in our dog yard?  Birthday party?   Kid’s camp? How fun!! Even complete roughing it over nights. Please use your imagination and call or email.

Price dependent on request.

Call for details 231-779-9976 or email  tim at sleddogpodcast com