Early November training is going well. The SP Kennel adult racers are on a similar schedule to last season's plan. We are gradually increasing their mileage which improves their endurance along with their attitudes. We like each dog to come back from a training run and be tired but not exhausted.
The yearlings are training at a slightly slower rate than the adults. These youngsters are basically teenagers who are experiencing everything for the first time. Our yearling team learns from positive reenforcement and praise. There's nothing better than training a young dog to love the sport of dog mushing as much as we do.
Training sled dogs is challenging. Our dog always give 110% in harness. So, it is our responsibility to never ask them to do more than is good for them - physically or mentally. The ultimate goal is to bring healthy and happy dogs to the starting line of some fantastic races later this season.