This manual has been written to gather together as much expertise available on the fine art of dog driving. It is intended as a practical manual for the care and running of the Mawson Station dogs. Each experienced individual’s ideas on the subject of dog travel and driving vary to a greater or lesser degree, and therefore, some options will be given. However, in some areas, it is most important that expeditioners use the same techniques to ensure that the dogs are able to be driven safely and efficiently by different drivers. Some practices which may spoil the teams, such as running in front of leading the dogs, have to be discouraged and only used in tricky situations.