The Shift Into Fall
The weather has been steadily shifting from summer into fall over the past month. Jackets are coming out of the closets, warmer clothes readied to go, and trail equipment checks complete! Thoughts of that first team run and fall training well on the brain. You can feel the excitement in the dog yard as the temperatures start to drop, they know it's coming too. The shade tarps will soon come down and go into storage, the pool drained, and the houses prepped for winter.
However, before we hit the trails this season we need to build our new dog box! Follow us through this transition!
Our first two seasons we ran out of a box built to fit on top of the existing bed of my truck. It certainly did its job! The only down side I found, being vertically challenged, was lifting dogs over my head! Made for a unique upper body workout! Phase one is becoming a past chapter in our team's history.
Phase two started this past summer by adding a flat bed to the truck, dumping the standard bed. This will give us the platform to build our double decker dog box! The plans are drawn out for a 12 dog capable box, materials are prepped, now we just have to put it all together!
Pending the approval of the IWPA Working Dog Chairperson, Dakota has completed all of his qualifying pulls toward his Working Dog Title! A special congrats to our 'senior' of the family!
Being without a dog box has put the team at a standstill for the early part of the season. But it hasn't stopped us entirely! Dakota and Denali have taken their first official miles toward their Working Pack Dog titles!
Growing up in Montana my love of the Siberian Husky started at a young age. It has been quite a journey so far. There has been much to learn and still a lot more yet to learn! I truly believe that we are never too old, too experienced, or too full of ourselves to learn something new. I also believe that knowledge is useless unless we are willing to share it with others.