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.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Winding through the Trees

Our training runs are always exciting.

Some of the trails that we travel on are fit predominately for dog teams (and a few hardy cross country skiers.) As you will see in this video, the narrow winding trail would be difficult for a snow machine or any other motorized vehicle to maneuver.

You will notice, with a team of 14 sled dogs, it is challenging to see the entire string. But, with Beemer and Scruggs up front, and Dingle and Pud in swing, the team was confident we would get where we needed to go. As we wind through the forest, you can see the leaders already turning around the next bend!

I watched this footage in regular speed, then fast and then slow. I thought it was pretty neat at all speeds..... so, enjoy!


6 comments:

babs said...

That was fun to watch. I imagine even more fun to run! Is that a floppy-ear Bonita I see?

Lynne d said...

Woohoo lots of snow for training this year. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Anonymous said...

Is that near Two Rivers, Aliy?
It looks like Wisconsin :)

Wendie said...

Awesome!!!

Linda Toth said...

Puppet!

Aliy Zirkle said...

The trail is just to the south an west of the kennel here in Two Rivers .... simply gorgeous, eh?
The team liked it too, they are (from lead): Beemer, Scruggs, Dingle, Malibu, Moxie, Tony, Pud, Viper, Puppet, Sissy, Bonita, Tug, and Elsa. Now that I looked closer at the team, I see that Pud was farther back and Malibu was up in swing .....