Thursday, February 23, 2017

YQ: Dogs Stretch Out

After the Yukon Quest, the 12 dogs that crossed the finish line hung out in the barn for a few days before stretching their legs for quick fun-runs (Daisy and Nomex were already rearing to go when they got home having already had a few days off).

This is one of those runs, just a couple of miles around the field. These are slow runs punctuated with many stops and a chance to shake off any stiffness and stretch out.

The dogs are now back into "proper" training for the Iditarod but we thought you might enjoy seeing this. See how they mush right back into the barn?

18 comments:

Annie said...

Fun times!

Bev said...

They must really like it in the barn . Thanks for the video of these great athletes running on home ground .

Susan McCandless said...

Looks like plenty of good training snow up there! They look great!

Barb, CO said...

What a great video! It is so peaceful watching them run. Just what I needed for this flat grey Thursday. Their tales are waggin and waggin. I think *everyone* wants to go with you when you go out and everyone is so happy to see you when you get back. Just like me.

Mary W said...

Fabulous!!!!

Mary W said...

Fabulous!!!!

Steve Parker said...

Nice snow, great day and super doggies! Thanks for sharing.

Margaret said...

We thought it looked like a pretty fast-moving line of doggies!!!

Thanks ever so much for this gorgeous video of your "neighborhood" - woof, woof, woof!!!

What fun!!!

Toni Tadolini said...

Thanks for this video. My Schipperkes in Colorado were very interested in the dogs' initial singing! You are obviously masters of the art and science of getting the most out of your dogs with love and careful breeding,conditioning and training. Wishing you the win you deserve, Aliy!

Cindy Schaus said...

Happy, happy dogs. Love these videos. Thanks!

Nessmuk said...

Wow....right into the barn!! Good Dawgs!!

They look fantastic....all business and doing what they love to do!! Can't wait for race day.....it won't be long now!

Thanks for posting this video....dog power is SO awesome!!

Charlene said...

Thank you for the virtual ride. I viewed this just before going to bed and, truly, I put myself in the sled and I could feel all the stress of the day (week?) melt away. Seriously, THANK YOU!!

Beth Metcalf said...

All the snow in the trees is so beautiful! Thank you for letting us all ride along virtually. This gives me a better idea of the recovery time for these athletes. Waiting (impatiently) for the Iditarod and following both teams!

Beth Metcalf said...

All the snow in the trees is so beautiful! Thank you for letting us all ride along virtually. This gives me a better idea of the recovery time for these athletes. Waiting (impatiently) for the Iditarod and following both teams!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking us on our recovery run . I love the greeting you all got as you came back into the yard . Getting closer to Iditarod time we feel better for the run 😊. Denali🐾🐾 and Joanne🇦🇺❤️🖤

Cliff Michel and Family Sponsors of Junior said...

We're getting excited for Aliy and the Red Team in the Iditarod! Thanks to the entire SPK family for all the fun. Looking forward to next weekend!

DeMo said...

That's so fun to watch. I'm always fascinated by this view and that dogs are pulling the sled. Thanks for sharing! I like Barb's comment about everyone being excited for you going out and coming back, and Charlene's comment about how relaxing that is to see.

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

I watched this 3 times at my work desk.... it is hypnotic. Did they actually pull the entire sled into the barn? LOL