We were able to get in a couple of runs during the week with one on the 4.5 mile trail. This gave me an opportunity to try Hurit at lead for the last half of the run. This was her first experience at the lead position and she did a great job. Hurit will definitely get more lead experience next year along with Merry & Frodo.
It is fun to try the young dogs at new positions in the team. Hurit started off the season at Wheel, then Team, then Point & now Lead. With each position you could see a transformation in her confidence & speed.
Well for now, I have decided to shut down the racing for the balance of the season to work more with the young dogs and season the young leaders more.
This the real fun time of the year with no pressures of racing and just fun relaxed runs. We will be breaking the teams down to 6 dog units to give my handler/Trainees more time on the runners.
Now is my time to handle for them!
Until next week.......