Are you interested in becoming a MAHDS member? First off, see if there is a MAHDS member club in your area!


No club close by? No problem.

Send us an email and we'll reach out with instructions on how to apply for your MAHDS membership independently. 

Find out more below!


Step 1

Complete your Membership Form

Once we've reviewed your membership form, we'll be in touch with next steps, including how to pay your membership fee and contact information for your local club!

Step 2

Book your intro session 

Depending on you, your dog and club member availability, your local club will be in touch to schedule you for an intro session to harness dog sports and the club.

Step 3

Make sure you've got the right gear.

Unsure about sizing or what to get? We can help with this. Our clubs have some loaner gear available for newcomers to borrow and are happy to help measure your dog for the appropriate sizing and fit.

Step 4

Complete your intro session and start joining in with club activities!

Once you've completed your intro session you are welcome to participate in any and all club activities. You'll be invited to join the club's private Facebook group so you can stay informed on club activities + have access to tons of members-only benefits like promos from our amazing sponsors, race discounts and so much more!


How does membership work & where do my fees go?


Well first off, it's important you know what you are a member of!!

MAHDS is the officially sanctioned regional organization for harness dog sports in the maritimes.

We are recognized as such by the national sport organization, "CAHDS" (the Canadian Association of Harness Dog Sports) and as such adhere to rules, guidelines and a Code of Conduct which promote the safe practice of harness dog sports. 

Member clubs in turn fall under the guidance of MAHDS and must adhere to the same rules, guidelines and Code of Conduct. By becoming a member of your local club, you also help support the mission of MAHDS and CAHDS: to grow and develop harness dog sports in a safe and accessible manner across Canada, providing opportunities for others just like you!

All member club activities are fully insured and membership fees help us defray this cost. They also allow us to host events, socials, meet & greets, and to purchase things like loaner gear, so new members can try different sports without the pressure of purchasing right away!

By purchasing a membership, you not only have the benefit of learning in a sanctioned sport environment, but you're also helping support the continued growth and development of harness dog sports throughout the maritimes and Canada! 

Intro Membership

Your Intro Membership Includes:

>>MAHDS Membership (various discounts & perks listed on MAHDS membership)

>>Club Membership

>>Intro Session


Annual Renewal

Your Annual Renewal Includes:

>>MAHDS Membership (various discounts & perks listed on MAHDS membership)

>>Club Membership