Ok... it is seriously time for some cooler weather!!!! A 10 mile run was very slow with lots of breaks. We left this morning when it was +6 and by the time we got back it was +12... It got warm fast today! Team B's members include Odi, Digger, Gogi, Kita, Echo, Curley, Miles, Rocket, Tao, and Mudvayne. Today I have learnt that Curley and Kita do not get along and Echo and Curley do not get along. I put Kita in Lead for about 3 miles going home and wow. Just wow. That dog is incredible. Not once did she look back or showed any signs of being nervous! That girl is showing a lot of potential and I can't wait to see what she will do for the team!
Today was another warm fall day... what is wrong with mother nature? +6 this morning and rising fast, looks like I am only running one team again. I decided to take out Colors, Paws, Hickok, Buddha, Squirt, Zues, Trouble, Chucky, Turtle, Will, Hoback and Glacier. Trouble and Will have never ran a 10 miler before, and did surprisingly well! Trouble has a beautiful trot and Will focuses hard on his work.. no fooling around for these two! Chucky is a good dog to have on the team when you are dealing with young dogs. He helps to teach them to stay on their own side of the line!
Today was a warm day for the dogs, once we were harnessed up and ready to go it was already +7. Colors, Digger, Paws, Rocket, Kita, Hickok, Zues, and Curley all got out for a 10 mile run. I decided to keep the team small today becuase the dogs are still getting used to the trail and running a bigger team could be dangerous, especially running along the ditch of Highway 69. All the dogs did well today, especially Kita and Hickok! I ran Rocket in lead for about 2 miles, he did ok but was pretty nervous. So I moved him into to point to get him used to being up front
Finally, after a long hot summer the dogs can get back into harness! The temperature this morning at 7a.m. was about 6 degrees Celsius. I only took out 6 dogs, all of which are command leaders. The purpose of this mornings run was to see what each dog had to offer, who worked best with who and get them used to the trail. I took out Colors, Paws, Squirt, Gogi, Odi, and Digger. The 10 mile loop is a bit rough this fall. Between the mud, puddles, ponds and creeks it was a tough start. I had to build two small bridges over a big mud hole and one over a small creek, otherwise the quad would never make it through! I thought is might of been tough to get the dogs to go over these crafty bridges, but we had very little issues!