Looking for a new activity to try to get both you and your dog some exercise? How about Joring? Joring is any sport where your dog essentially pulls you while you are moving as well. While Skijoring is certainly the most common, with the release of the Ruffwear Omnijore Joring Harness system, Ruffwear has opened the doors to all sorts of joring activities. Mountain Bike-joring, skijoring, mountain board-joring, skatejoring… Whatever you want do do, Ruffwear makes it so that your dog can come along, and pull you along the way.
While joring of any sort does require some training for both you and your dog, the Ruffwear Omnijore System is a breakthrough in the general joring arena. For many years, the only way you could get a skijoring harness was to order a specifically sized harness for your dog, much like a sled-dog harness. If you wanted a harness for any other sort of joring, your options were limited to modifying a skijoring harness to meet your needs. The Omnijore is a huge leap forward in technology- Ruffwear has taken its great harness design and made it into a functioning joring harness that is adjustable, making the sport much more accessible to the general population.
For now, I’m saving my harness for the winter to skijore with my black lab, Baker. While we’ve attempted bikejoring a couple of times, the cross country ski trails around my house are a perfect training ground for skijoring. Look for a full review after I’ve had a chance to use it skijoring. For now, check out the details and the Ruffwear website for more information and some great photos.
Ruffwear Omnijore Harness System Details
- System consists of 3 parts- dog harness, towline and human harness
- Dog harness is adjustable at multiple points and available in 3 sizes
- Human harness has a waterbottle holder, snack pouch and removable leg loops to keep the harness in place.
- Towline has color coded attachment ends, and an internal core of shock absorbing material keeps the bouncing to a minimum
- MSRP: $149.95