Dog sledding did help in shaping society because dogs have been an important part of our society since, well – always. The most iconic way that people worked side by side with dogs is in order to establish a life in the Arctic Circle, and that was done with dog sledding. Today, there are even dog sledding tours you can be a part of, and they give people the opportunity to experience that special connection that is made between sled dogs and sled drivers.
The oldest evidence of dog sleds is dated around a thousand years A.D. Native and Inuit people that lived in northern parts of today's Canada invented dog sledding and it spread throughout the entire continent quite fast. The sled wasn’t led by so many dogs as is today, and its purpose was to carry a small cargo like supplies and firewood.