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Dog Sledging Travel Insurance

A specific type of Sleigh Riding, traditionally, Dog Sledging was used as a form of transport or for hunting in areas with a fierce winter climate. This means of Arctic transportation dates back as far as the 10th century BC. Now, it is an activity that visitors to Countries with a climate cold enough to warrant Dog Sledging can enjoy, such as the Scandinavian…

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A specific type of Sleigh Riding, traditionally, Dog Sledging was used as a form of transport or for hunting in areas with a fierce winter climate. This means of Arctic transportation dates back as far as the 10th century BC. Now, it is an activity that visitors to Countries with a climate cold enough to warrant Dog Sledging can enjoy, such as the Scandinavian Countries as well as North America.

Dog Sledging involves a pack of dogs pulling or sledges over icy and snowy terrains. The type of sledge that is used depends on the purpose of the journey various types range from racing sledges to cargo sledges to passenger sledges.

Please Note: This policy does cover you for controlling the dogs as well as the sledge. You should always pay special attention to the Instructor's briefing and follow their advise and instructions. Whilst it is a great way of seeing the terrain, the dogs are trained for this and will need to be controlled and given some commands whilst you are on the trip.

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To get a quote by telephone or email, contact us on 0800 047 5065 (FREEPHONE) or 01273 773 017 info@jsinsurance.co.uk

We provide cover for Residents of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and British Forces Posted Overseas.

Summary of Cover

Section & Cover Silver Gold Platinum
Cancellation or Curtailment £1,000 £3,000 £7,500
Medical and Repatriation £10,000,000 £10,000,000 £10,000,000
Personal Baggage £1,000 £1,500 £2,500
Personal Money £150 £500 £750
Delayed Departure £100 £1,000 £1,000
Missed Departure £250 £500 £1,000
Legal Expenses £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
Scheduled Airline Failure £1,500 £1,500 £1,500

Dog Sledging Training

The most common breed of dog used for Dog Sledging is the Alaskan Husky. They are well known for their strong hearts, insulating undercoats and tough feet. However in most cases if you are not a Professional or experinced driver, you will be provided with different dogs that are less aggressive and more placid.

Training Sledging Dogs starts at a young age, about 8 weeks where it is advised to put a light collar and lead on the puppy for a few minutes a day. By 10 weeks he can start wearing a harness for a short time every day. By 4 months old, the puppy is ready to pull a lightweight object around as it goes over the ground to get him used to pulling objects behind him.

Common Injuries

For those who compete in Dog Sledging, otherwise known as mushers, there are some typical injuries that can be incurred from the sport that it is important to protect yourself against. Because of the typically cold climate where this sport takes place, the most obvious of these is hypothermia. Hours of Sledging in freezing conditions can lead to major problems if you are not wearing the adequate clothes.

Additionally, you may be required to travel through water. If that is the case, make sure that you replace any wet clothes, especially footwear, with dry ones as soon as possible to avoid getting frostbite.

It is also vitally important to ensure that you keep a healthy relationship with your dogs and tend to their needs first, before taking care of yourself, the dogs are, after all, what powers your vehicle, your only means of getting around.

Important Information

You must ensure that you are adequately supervised, that appropriate safety equipment is worn at all times and you do not participate in Dog Sledging for more than 90 days in any one Period of Insurance.

Please Note: This activity does not provide Accidental Death & Disability Benefit or Personal Liability cover.

This Travel Insurance is underwritten by Travel Insurance Facilities and Insured by Union Reiseversicherung AG, UK. Travel Insurance Facilities are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Union Reiseversicherung AG are authorised by BaFin and subject to limited regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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