themushingmamablog

Who’s doing the training!?

Something sled dogs loath more than cats: heat and humidity! So, on these hot Minnesota days, we give the dogs a reprieve by moving them into the cool barn stalls. Sounds easy enough, but when sled dogs get excited, they’re almost uncontrollable. We’ve been pulled to the ground more than once, lost dogs, and I’ve broken all of my fingernails and had one toenail get ripped off! We began wondering… was heat really all that bad? Then all at once, the canine heavens opened up and a revelation came upon us. Since there’s no questioning the intelligence of the dogs (except for dizzy DJ and poop-eater Jack) we wondered if they would run to their own stall if food awaited. Bingo! When we released them from their chains, they ran right to their stall to eat! We’re not sure if we trained them or they trained us but since we’re still rookies, we’ll take any credit we can get!