Here is a summary of all the important points. What I pay attention to, how I started with Finn and some tips and tricks. These are all just experiences I made with Finn, every dog is different. For me, the most important thing is to get to know your dog well, this is the key to a nice life for the dog and the owner.
Finn is 7 years old and I have had him since he was 8 weeks old. He is a Siberian Husky and I got him from the Netherlands.
The first year I didn't do any extreme mountain tours but I always took him with me for the things that he should do later. For example a gondola ride or for stand up paddling. This way he got used to unfamiliar situations at an early age which helped him when he was fully grown.
Ski touring and mountaineering with a dog.
After he was grown up, I started to take him to the mountains. Finn is almost always on the leash when going uphill because he is a husky and likes to run anywhere, he also enjoys pulling the leash a lot.
From the beginning I have taught him to walk behind me on command. This is very important for me, so that he doesn't pull when we are going downhill and that he always stays behind me while skiing - and most important that he doesn't run into the ski edges.
For teaching I used my touring poles, stretch them out back, so he has to keep distance.
Also many other commands are really important on the mountain: Finn can differ between right and left. This is really useful at intersections or hairpin turns while ski touring.
While going for a walk I said it at every intersection and after a year he could do it.
And on the subject of pulling, I think Finn has it in his blood. I didn't have to teach him at all, as soon as I put on his harness he is on fire.
There is nothing better than being out in the mountains with your dog.
Have fun and take good care of your 4 legged friend.