Run By Dogs Schenectady Glenville Niskayuna dog sledding education musher

Dog Sledding

I enjoyed a ride with Kate, Star, Timber, Lux, Moon & Icarus……it was INCREDIBLE……if you love dogs and snow, this is for you! Thanks again…….woof, woof…… – Heidi, Stratford NY Dog Sled Excursion 2014

Take a one-hour long excursion in one of our toboggan sleds! We have a smaller sled designed for one adult or two or three children to ride in. Or take a ride in our larger sled that can hold two adults.

“One of the greatest experiences on earth! Kate was amazing! The ride was as beautiful as the dogs! Feeling blessed!” – Carrie and Gary  2015

“Loved the ride!” – Meg and Jeremiah 2015

Excursions Include:

  • 45 minutes active sled time
  • Hands on involvement with dogs and gear
  • 10 minutes quick education on sled safety
  • Guided by a NYS Licensed Outdoor Guide

This is the Capital Region’s and Southern Adirondack’s ONLY dog sled ride!

General Pricing

Our excursions have a 400 pound weight limit with any combination of passengers.

60 Minute Solo Excursion     $150.00

60 Minute Excursion, per 2 riders     $200.00
For private excursions, we will advise you of what trail head we will be using a week before the reservation. We have to verify the snow cover for dog and equipment safety first. Trails are usually in Northville or Stratford NY.

Fall/ Winter Festivals, Community Event Rides –
2 hours with break for dogs $500.00
4 hours with breaks for dogs $1100.00

If the distance is over 60 minutes drive from our kennel, extra charge of .55 gas/ mile will be charged.

Group Outings /  Events

We also offer abbreviated outings for larger parties.

  • Birthday parties
  • Community winter carnivals
  • Girl Scouts/ Boy Scouts
  • Church programs
  • Contact us for other ideas! We love new programs

Payment Policy

All excursions require full payment or a 50% deposit to secure your booking.

Excursions are paid in full the day of your ride.

Cancellations less than 7 days prior to your excursion result in a 50% charge.

No shows are 100% charged. We will wait at directed trail head no longer than 20 minutes.

Because we live in the Capital Region, be advised that we reserve the right to reschedule your excursion if we have lack of snow.

What To Know Before You Go

Concerned about your child’s safety when taking a dog sled ride without you? Run By Dogs has walkie talkies for parents and children to use to have direct contact with each other during sled rides. Combining fun and safety is a HUGE part of what we believe in!

Please keep your own dogs at home or secure in your car. Sled dogs can become very excited and anxious with personal dogs around them when they are working.

Dress for the weather! We will provide a wool blanket to keep the wind at bay and to sit on for a toasty rear end. Hand and foot warmers are available if you do become chilly.If we do not believe you are adequately dressed for your excursion, we will not take you for the ride and will not refund. Please bring a camera, you will definitely want to take pictures!

For excursions, we travel to where the snow is in good quantity! Unfortunately, transportation is not provided to the trail head. We will advise you of the trail head and directions at least 2-3 days before your excursion. Don’t worry, we stay within an hour’s drive of Amsterdam!

Considering contacting Kate for services? Read our FAQ page: Frequently Asked Questions.