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"Saska" and "Libby" taking a break on a 50+ mile sledding trip
A typical training run
Winter camp on Coyote Ridge, elevation 6,480 ft
A training run with some youngsters
Jesse and "Raven" on a camping trip
"Annie" and "Dana" enjoying their time on the trail. See their smiles?
Teams at Freezeout Pass
Our humble beginnings
Rest break on the trail
Waiting patiently to get out on the trail
A 14 dog Malamute team, more powerful than a locomotive!
"Explorer" with his brother "Griffey"
Our original 11 Malamutes
Unloading the dogs out of the dog trailer
Heading up the South Fork of Gold Creek
Roy's team on the Sawtooth Ridge
Roy's team. Have we been *blessed* with good dogs or what?!
Dog Sledding Just For Fun
Our philosophy has always been to make dog sledding trips fun for the dogs. Why would anyone want to do it otherwise? We teach our Malamutes with lots of praise and lots of patience. The adage "Practice makes perfect" certainly holds true with sled dogs.
Our training methods are not harsh, demanding or corrective. We prefer instead, to build positively on the dogs' natural abilities and their instinctive love of pulling. The end result is dogs that find being out on the trail in harness to be their greatest joy in life. And what is as much fun as gliding silently through a snow covered forest behind a group of dogs that are enjoying the day as much as you are?
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