Summer Fun

So far summer seems to have flown by. We had a successful start to our season with out Paint-A-Pooloza event and have slowly been working on updates around the kennel to improve our guests experience. This year, Sarah has been working hard on landscaping and taking up her passion of gardening. It’s really paid off: […]

Our New Website

We just launched our new website redesign. We hope you find it easier to use. We will be improving and adding more content over the next several weeks to increase usability and to help you find all the interesting stuff we have written about in terms of dog sledding. We hope you enjoy!

Dog Of The Week: Aldawin

As a puppy, Aldawin was brought down to the Seward boat harbor almost every day to meet new people and teach them about mushing — but you’d never guess that from his personality. Despite lots of early sociaization, Aldawin is a very reserved dog who enjoys being around his mushing family. He is a quirky […]

Dog Of The Week: Kip

Kip was one of the best new additions to Travis’ race team this year. This young dog has really come out of his shell as a powerhouse for enthusiasm and excitement. Kip is just as hapy to run as he is to cuddle up on the couch. He has an infectious attitude and is a […]

Dog Of The Week: Thor

Dog Of The Week: Thor

Thor is one of the biggest, happiest dogs in our kennel. He is a hard working athlete who completed the Northern Lights 300 and the Copper Basin 300 this year. Although he didn’t run Iditarod, Thor has tremendous potential and we are so excited to watch him continue to mature and grow into his big […]

Just Mush

Just Mush

This morning, things finally got real. As we sat throug meetings and trail reports, the Knots I hadn’t felt all season slowly started twisting in my stomach. I have been so sure and confident with too much to get done to have time to worry. But here we are, in the final stretch and suddenly […]

Iditarod Bloodwork & ECGS

Iditarod Bloodwork & ECGS

We recently took our dogs for their pre-race health checks  which includes Bloodwork and an ECG for each canine athlete.   The ECGS are used to help eliminate any dogs who may be predisposed to having cardiac trouble from participating in the Iditarod.      Blood is also taken and a variety of things are measured to […]

Happy Valentine’s Day From Turning Heads Kennel

Happy Valentine’s Day From Turning Heads Kennel

Happy Valentine’s Day! While most Americans are gorging themselves on chocolate, we are continuing to pack our drop bags. They are due in 4 days! While we expect to have a great day full of fun adventures and (hopefully) a run with the dogs. Please feel free to share our Turning Heads Kennel valentines with […]

Dog of the Week: Lena

Dog of the Week: Lena

Lena is a superb young athlete and has been the youngest dog in our kennel to finish both the Copper Basin 300 and the Northern Lights 300. Lena has been a dog that seamlessly fits into the team and always just does her job.  Although shy at first, after warming up Lena is a real […]

Steaming Ahead

Steaming Ahead

It’s been warm out lately. These late January runs feel like the beginning of April and I often leave the yard without my parka. We stop often, to eat snow and roll around it. I enjoy the silly eccentricities of my dogs during our pauses, each with their own quirk, and they relish the attention […]