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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pups First Run -- Part 1

Many of you have asked about when young dogs start training. The short answer is that they don't really start running until they are yearlings, and then generally only on short runs from time to time in their yearling season. Occasionally a yearling will mature quickly and do a short- or mid-distance race, but they usually don't become racing sled dogs until they are at least two years old.

That doesn't mean, however, that you can't let pups have a grand adventure and enjoy the thrill of being sled dogs for a mile or so.

Bridgett is quite keen on "harness breaking" pups, so while she was here this week she set out to give the "Big Boys" -- Boris, Raffie and Mac -- their first experience as sled dogs.

As you will see -- and hear! -- In Part 1, "a good time was had by all!"

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The enthusiasm of all of you is contagious, great shoot, thanks!

LindaVistaLLC said...

Mac wasn't in the line up, I see, but Boris and Raffie looked great! Geez, I enjoy those puppies.

Macgellan said...

Three pups was more than Bridgett wanted to... um... "manage" on their first run...

There might just be some Mac in your near future... Tomorrow is Sunday after all... Hmmmm...

Mirco said...

Macgellan, your enthusiasm in the video is absolutely great !!

Macgellan said...

It was so great to be catching it on film... All I could say was "Look at that!" about ten times!

Just wait until tomorrow!...

Shanon D Herrera said...

Bridgett so good to hear your laugh! Love seeing you do what you love!

mbb said...

Who's the mystery lady driving the sled?