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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Last Days of Walking!




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Woof, Woof!!!

The SP subject 18 test dogs have done their bit for electrolyte research, and now it is up to staff to prepare the raw data for researchers!

I am so proud of everyone involved, 2-legged and 4-legged! Glad to see Wendy, too! Hope Wes is OK!

Thanks so much for sharing your experiences! Woof!

Margieb said...

Aliy.... these videos are wonderful. Glad you are having a good summer and hope there weren't too many mosquitoes and other biting critters out there. Do you ever have to worry about bears when you run the dogs?

Anonymous said...

Was that Bullet at the end?

Linda Toth said...

I played this on audio instead of using ear buds. Cutter rushed up here looking for Aliy, especially when she whistled. Ahhhhhh.

Aliy Zirkle said...

We have seen some bear tracks. Luckily our groups make lots of noise and carry protection.
That is Bullet! She will NOT be starting in harness this September. She is officially retired. I think she'll be pleased. She might have a chance to play with the pups however.

Anonymous said...

I love love these videos. thanks to all for sharing! I can hardly contain my excitement for the upcoming months. especially my in live person visit in 2 weeks.not virtual visit. woof woof!
thanks again to all for ALL you share of this experience. Go get'em SP Kennel mushers and doggies!
Padee Santa Rosa CA

Morey Moreau said...

This is so great! Thanks so much for taking the time to video and post this for us!
NancyInNH

Bernadette said...

What are the black boxes attached to the orange collars? Are those GPS trackers in case one runs off or for the mileage data you mentioned in the video?

Linda Toth said...

I went back through posts and couldn't find one that mentioned the participants. I kept meaning to ask how you arrived at which ones you wanted to choose. I see a broad range of ages and experience, so I assume older dogs were of interest as were youngsters like Boris and Mac.

Anonymous said...

According to Aliy, it was important to the electrolyte study to have canine participants of varying ages. It was also important to the dog walkers to have participants who stick close by, come when called and play well with others! All of the above factored into which dogs were chosen to participate. The 'black boxes on the orange collars' are indeed the GPS transmitters. They are used primarily to track the number of miles walked by each dog in a session. They are also handy so the dog walkers know the exact location of each animal, if they romp in the woods or run ahead on the trail. Fortunately our dogs do not wander off but the GPS is an extra precaution. Kennel Mom



ann said...

It's a wonder you have had time to post anything this summer with all the walking you have done. What type of workouts do the other dogs that are not in the study get during the summer?
Thanks for the great videos and info.
Ann in Ohio

Margaret said...

The walking by 2-legged SP Kennel folks should excellent stamina-building exercise. And no one ran into a bear (yet)! Great news!

It was funny (and actually not a surprise because these are, after all, SP Kennel racing dogs) to see all the dogs leap into action as soon as Aliy's voice took on a business-like tone.

Thanks for the great series of videos about the "field testing" of the professor's hypothesis.