Friday, April 2, 2010

Let the training begin!

With the puppies, that is.

Though only 14 weeks old, the puppies have already started training to be sleddogs, and they don't even know it!

Training begins on simple puppy runs, like in the video below. One or two miles with me and an adult pack member or two helps do so many things. It develops stamina (Lucy and Kerouac were pooped after this particular 2.5 mile puppy run!) and develop coordination. But more importantly, it helps the puppies know that they are part of a pack and have to stick with the pack. They learn to follow the lead of the adult member of the pack, and to follow, most important of all, me.

Lucy and Kerouac are learning so many things and are growing so fast. It's only spring, and we already can't wait for fall! Enjoy the day!

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