SP Kennel is a premier sled dog racing kennel in Two Rivers, Alaska, dedicated to the individual dog through excellent health, nutrition, training and specialized care.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Let's Talk About Harnesses

A few of you have been asking about the "half-harness" and line system we use here at SP Kennel so here is a video Aliy made just before the Iditarod where she explains about the system we use and why it works for us:

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks SP Kennel team. nice of MacDaddy to do a demo for us! And Quito showing us how in tune you both are!
padee Santa Rosa CA

BrownStone Chinooks said...

I have been wanting to ask about the harnesses. Thanks for the video. I have Chinooks which have a bigger chest than Alaskans. Do you think the 1/2 harnesses would work with a larger chest? Are the clip rings one sided to the harness or does the whole harness just roll to the side the pull is from?
Kay Lee, BrownStone Chinooks

Anonymous said...

We have been using howling dog distance harnesses for awhile now and we wouldnt use anything else. they are awesome, how they fit and how they work is second to none.

Nessmuk said...

Wow....thanks for the explanation.....I especially like the part about the need for individualism and freedom but yet that is part of being a Team...I totally get that and now I understand it from a sled dog perspective....very cool....THANKS!

Anonymous said...

Do you use this type of harness for breaking in young dogs? And how does it work in smaller teams or with heavy work?

Danny looking for dog training help said...

I've been researching harnesses and you really helped explain them. Also, thanks for sharing the video. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lourdes, VT said...

Thank you so much for the video. So very interesting! Really enjoyed Aliy's explanation!