In Part 2 of our "behind the scenes" mini-series on Dog Care Day, Aliy does some fancy footwork.
One of the aspects of SP Kennel dogs which makes them stand out in the world of racing sled dogs is that they have very few problems with their feet. This is especially important in long-distance racing where foot problems can stop a team in their tracks. Part of the reason our dogs have so few foot problems is obviously because of their exceptional genetic makeup. Another reason, however, is that Aliy routinely cares for their feet with ointment, lotion, antibiotics and various other goops. Working barehanded in cold weather is certainly no fun, but Aliy does it all the time. In this video she talks about why and shows you how. Here's where the numbers start getting bigger: 60 dogs, 240 feet!