An Introduction to Dog Sledding Gear and Equipment

An Introduction to Dog Sledding Gear and Equipment

A lot goes into owning and operating a kennel full time. In order to take great care of our sled dogs and in order to mush, a lot of different gear is required. Knowing the different equipment used in the sport of dog sledding is an important first step in understanding the sport. Not only […]

Understanding Why Mushers Drop Sled Dogs in Races

Understanding Why Mushers Drop Sled Dogs in Races

Endurance dog sled races are races that range from shorter 200 mile long events to premier 1,000 mile long events like the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and the Yukon Quest. Like any endurance sporting event, teams that compete must begin training months prior so that they are adequately prepared. Most dogs start in 200 to […]

Transporting Sled Dogs

Transporting Sled Dogs

One of the things people are most curious about when they come to visit our kennel in the summer time is how we move our dogs. This curiosity is something that many newer fans to the sport of dog mushing. How does one move a team of sled dogs? Obviously, moving a team of dogs […]

What Great Lead Dogs Have Taught Us About Success

What Great Lead Dogs Have Taught Us About Success

A great lead dog a crucial component to having a great dog team. A lead dog is the dog or pair of dogs at the very front of a dog team who listens to the musher’s commands and helps guide the team down the trail. Although a musher should always retain control of a dog […]

Dog Sledding Commands: What They Are And How We Teach Them

Dog Sledding Commands: What They Are And How We Teach Them

Our shared language with our sled dogs plays an important role in how our dog team performs. Having uniform commands across the sport of dog sledding allows dogs to fit more easily into a new team or training routine. Today’s mushing terminology is the same throughout the english speaking world. A musher relies on the […]

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 […]