Anti-doping is something we all need to start considering, especially for people that are planning on competing abroad.
Although this is relatively new aspect of the sport in the UK, it’s already being implemented and followed in international competitions. This will become even more evident as the sport continues to move toward official recognition.
Every athlete should already know what goes in to their dogs, but they must now consider what’s actually allowed to be given to them. As an example, many medicines and additives can aid performance without you realising, so it’s a good idea to refer to a list and know what to leave off the next dinner, to avoid disqualification!
The dog anti-doping urine sample process can be found in this document; https://www.sleddogsport.net/upload/document/antidoping/Doping-Control-DOGS-Oct-2017-Step-by-Step-Procedure-IFSS.pdf
The athletes prohibited list of substances can be found here; https://www.wada-ama.org/sites/default/files/wada_2019_english_prohibited_list.pdf
More information will be added to this page as and when it’s released.