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'Urban Mush' Dogs Pull Scooters, Not Sleds

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'Urban Mush' Dogs Pull Scooters, Not Sleds

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'Urban Mush' Dogs Pull Scooters, Not Sleds

'Urban Mush' Dogs Pull Scooters, Not Sleds

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If climate change really gets going, Alaska might learn something from southern California. That's where some people have been using sled dogs without snow. The group is called Southern California Working Snow Dogs. Hundreds of members practice urban mushing, which means their dogs pull scooters instead of sleds. It's said to exercise the dogs. Californians who don't have huskies to pull them around sometimes harness standard poodles.