Last weekend a decision was made to assist another musher with the birthing of a litter of puppies from Flair in exchange for obtaining a 3 year old race Leader Olive.
This week, we had Olive run on 4 training runs with our second team. First run in the team to get used to her new team mates and then up at Lead.
She did very well and showed more confidence on the 4th day of training in the lead position.
This week, we increased the mileage on the runs to 71/2 miles. The teams handled it well and were not tired from the longer run.
For the next couple of weeks, we will alternate the distances run with a longer run the first day after a day off and then a shorter run on the second day.
The longer runs will be at a slower speed and the short runs will be a speed run.
The trails here are perfect with nice packed snow.
Daily the trails are groomed.
Both Olive and Flair arrived here last Sunday and had a week in the kennel with the other dogs to get socialized.
We moved Flair into the whelping pen on Saturday and are now awaiting the arrival of her puppies. All indications are the puppies will be delivered soon.
Now is the waiting period and making the mother to be comfortable as she goes through her labor.
The video above is with Olive/Yoda turning the team into the extension loop.
Until next week.......