Hi! I’m Maude and I am the proud mom of 10 dogs.
My love for dogs has always been a constant - for as long as I can remember - my parents were always big dog lovers and it's something they definitely passed on to me.
I discovered canicross about 15 years ago, with my french spaniel, Wilson. It instantaneously became a real passion for me. Being a sporty kid, I learned to love running because of canicross. Then a second french spaniel crossed my path: Stanley. Stanley was a born-leader, a naturally competitive dog. He was crazy about canicross!
At that time, I started to train harder to be able to follow my little dog.
I entered into lots of big races, including two Canadian championships and two world championships in canicross.
With time, I also discovered the many other sports that exist in the world of harness dog sports, such as bikejoring, skijoring, scooter and more recently sledding. My boyfriend Sylvain is a musher and he taught me how to drive a sled with more dogs and now I am hooked! Together, we have 10 dogs now, most of them are eurohounds - dogs specifically designed to pull.
For me, all harness dog sports are fascinating. Training dogs is a real pleasure; it’s an art that I love to learn and especially love to share. I like to bring people to push their limits and always improve their team with their dog. It is with great pleasure that I am joining the DogRunnin team of coaches to continue sharing my passion!