Much needed time in the forest. Snak would be very proud of his young proteges who ran lead together for the first time this morning with his brother Snik in wheel. Always too soon that they leave us but they leave behind a wonderful legacy in the team members they helped train. We have been running the pups in various positions, concentrating on their lead command training by pairing each youngster with an older experienced strong lead in small teams of 2/3 and we decided to see how far we had come on with this training and chose a short 1.5 mile with lots of turns to test their leading skills. We put both Mars and Pickle in lead and they were bang on with every turn and cornered tightly so we are delighted with their progress. We will continue building their fitness and their leading skills reading for the forthcoming season.
The girls went out in a three along the same course with Cassidy Squidge in single lead which she got a little bit too excited by. Good to change things up especially with our recent loss and see where each dog is at in their sleddog journey.