I have been able to run dogs about twice this season so far. The first run was Sept. 6th. I took out Stormy, Panda, Taruk and Wren. Wren was lucky and was able to lead on the way back home.
My next run was today. The team was Rocket and Racer in wheel, Akiayla in point and Panda and Stormy in lead. The team was great all the way up until the last stretch home because they lost focus because we were being chased by more dogs than there were on the team. We got chased by some Labs, plot hounds, and a small little terrier dog.
My main goal for the beginning of the season is to train my leaders. The solid leaderss would be a mix of Panda, Stormy and Cloud. These dogs would then train Milly, Bandit, and possible Racer. They also help train Wren and Akiayia to get the girls used to running on roads instead of on the grass. If I have time after school I try to run 2 teams of 4 to get most of the dogs out otherwise I will run a team of 5 dogs.
P.S. I have been chatting with Carlleen while she is at college. All is going well for her and she even found herself a boyfriend that supports her crazy sled dog passion!!
Two young adults attempt to navigate the world. They are guided by each other and their passion for dogs.