Tuesday, September 30, 2014

8 Dog Team

We're slowly working our way up to the 10 dog team.  The puppies are doing very good on these runs.  Soon we'll be training all 10 at once!

The team headed up to the canal road.
Beautiful view during our run, as always!

Headed to the distraction corridor.  Llamas!


We sure look fast in this photo!

Taking a break!  Okie really wanted to go farther today.

Paluk and Tank always want to go farther!

The puppies were sure enjoying themselves.  Buck is already looking down the trail!

On our way home.

Almost there, you can see the homestead on the left.

Flier enjoys cooling off in the water.

Everyone getting a drink.

Paluk's ready for another spin.

Whip and Buck.

Below is a raw video showing you our trials and tribulation getting past the Llamas.  Okie and Paluk are dialed though!

Good Puppas!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Buzz and Jig - First Team Run

It has gotten cold enough again to run dogs.  After that early freeze at the beginning of September it warmed back up.  But this weekend a cold front moved in.  After a morning of pee wee soccer we returned home and the little musher and I took a 6 dog team out.  Buzz and Jig got to run with the team for the first time.  They did great.  Buzz pulled really hard.  Jig was a little more hesitant but had it figured out by the end.

Lead: Flier and Okie
Team: Paluk and Tank
Wheel: Jig and Buzz

 Headed home.

Good Puppas!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Buck and Whip - First Team Run

Today was the first day Buck and Whip went out with the team!!!  They did sooooooo good!  In lead: Flier and Okanogan, swing: Paluk and Tensaw and wheel: Buck and Whip.

They seemed excited but a bit apprehensive at first but, once we were running, figured out what all the hype was about. Both kept their lines tight and ears forward.  Whip took a little time to figure out she was supposed to run forward. The first mile she was bouncing back and forth between the gang line and the end of her neckline.

Have I mentioned before about my phenomenal leader Okie?!  Today I hooked up the neckline between Flier and Okanogan.  For two reasons, Whip is at the end of her heat cycle but I didn't want any accidents and Flier has been wanting to dive into the canal for a drink in the middle of our runs.  Any time a dog running lead with Okie wants to veer off course she gives them one hard tug with the neckline and they're right back on track.  That dog is DIALED!  I only hope she passes this on to at least one of her pups!

Headed up the road to the canal.

Beautiful morning on the canal!

At this point, Flier was thinking the canal looked mighty tempting.  But Okie was a rockstar!

On the homestretch before the turn for home!

Flier enjoying the view of our garden before I had to tarp for the cold night ahead!  Winter is coming! (I think I'm a Stark at heart).

Paluk enjoying the green as well.

By the way did we tell you we got a barn cat. Our pallet of dog food was causing a serious mouse reproduction problem (from our point of view).  Her name is Priscilla. We've heard she's an excellent mouser.  Let's hope! (She is awful sweet too!)

Good Puppas!