Urban Mushing – The Dog Powered Scooter

When I received an email from Mark Schuette, the inventor of the Dog Power Scooter, asking me to check out his invention and let him know what I thought, I expected to see the vehicle used by Norman – the Wonder Dog. NOT.
Introducing Urban Mushing – A Sport for You and Your High Drive Dog! Mark and his invention were even spotlighted on CNN!

Mark Schuette wanted to exercise and have fun with his dog. But bicycles with dog leash attachments concerned him. The dog could forge out in front of the bike. And what if the dog had a high prey drive and spotted something irresistible? There had to be a better and safer way to bike with your dog. So he invented the Dog Power Scooter, a safe way for you and your dog to have fun.

The Dog Power Scooter can be dog or human powered. The human has total control. There is a Scooter model for one, two, three or more dogs. There is also a Trike that holds up to two dogs. The Trike system is totally stable with powerful steering and braking. The Trike can accommodate certain disabilities.

Vermilion Ice-a-Fair Goes to the Dogs

Dog lovers, what do you do on a rainy, cold, February winter in the Midwest? You wander Main Street in Vermilion, Ohio admiring fantastic ice sculptures in search of the one that looks like a dog.

dog ice sculpture

Canine Companions Ice Sculpture at Vermilion Ice-A-Fair

But not just any dog. The dog you’re searching for is a replica of Ben, a Canine Companions for Independence┬« service puppy in training.

Staicey & Ben

Ben’s puppy raiser, Vermilion resident Staicey Scholtz and her husband Brad, donated the ice sculpture replica of Ben to display at the Sixth Annual Ice-A-Fair to Remember in downtown Vermilion. More than 50 ice sculptures of different styles were on display at the event, along with ice carving demonstrations, tours on Lolly the Trolly and visits from Frosty the Snowman. Standing in front of their ice mascot, puppy raisers and volunteers from Canine Companions for Independence┬«┬áNorthern Ohio Volunteer Group were on hand to answer questions about puppy raising for the non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing free of charge, highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships. They were also there to have fun!

Canine Companions for Independence Service Pup in Training Does BlogPaws

By Guest Blogger: Melba II

With the Help of: Bonnie Sweebe

Hi! I’m Melba, a Canine Companions for Independence service puppy in training. I’m so very excited because I just went to my first blogging conference called BlogPaws!


WelcomePup.com goes to BlogPaws 2013 with Melba

What is a BlogPaws? Why did I go? I asked Mom those exact same questions.

She said BlogPaws is a HUGE pet blogging conference. “What’s a blogger?” I asked. Mom said bloggers have a very important job to do. They write about pet health, new products and issues that bring dogs and mankind together. Cool!

She said the people at BlogPaws care about pets. They recognize the good things we do to make the world a kinder gentler place. BlogPaws is a blogging and social media conference that brings all of those people together to learn, connect and have fun. I like fun, so I agreed to go.

After all, I wrote this post, so I must be a blogger, too!