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Man dogsleds downtown Pittsburgh after snowstorm

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 4, 2016 at 8:41 AM

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man took advantage of Pittsburgh's heavy snowfall by taking his dogsled and three canines on a tour of the city's downtown.

Matt Philips, who filmed his dogsled trip with a pair of GoPro cameras, had his three dogs pull him along Isabella Street and the Allegheny River's North Shore, one year after he created a similar video of mushing a sled with only two dogs on the city's streets.

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"That road was pretty much untouched by plows, and nobody else was parked there," Philips told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "It was actually the new dog's first time out with the sled. Previously, we only did bike and cart running with him."

Philips said he takes his dogs running nearly every weekend, provided the temperature is below 60 degrees. He said the canines are trained to pull sleds, skis, carts and bikes.

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