Huskies are bred to RUN, and also to PULL. Thousands of years of breeding went into creating these dogs, running is in their nature. Today's urban environment, however, doesn't provide enough exercise for this breed's needs. A daily walk around the block, trip to the dog park or obedience class will not cut it, for a young dog. A Husky who isn't getting his or her exercise needs met can result in destructive behavior, escaping, in house zoomies, and too many good dogs ending up in shelters. Mushing, is defined as a sport or transport method, driven by dogs. Dry land Mushing started with snow mushers, who use it for training and to keep sled dogs in shape during the off season.
Dogs lacking in self confidence, not socialized, or with aggression issues have benefited from learning to work in tandem with their human or as part of a dog team. A healthy dog can pull up to 2, to 3 time their own weight, human and equipment combined. Dogs should pull no serious weight until 18 months of age, in order that their growth plates can settle, and the dog shouldn't have any physical problems like dysplasia. Training can be started at all ages, starting with commands and pulling light weights such as bicycle tires or a gallon cup of pebbles in it, in order that the they become used to something behind them.
Pavement, sidewalks, dirt paths, parks, fields, and the woods are all appropriate places. As the set of skills of the handler and the dog improve, they may take on a more difficult terrain. In the same time, it is vital to build SLOWLY so that the dog has time to adapt to the increased exercise. Please remember that this sport isn't for everyone.
Important tip: Wear a bicycle helmet for extra safety. You can also attached a GoPro camera to your helmet to make some wonderful memories.