We had three great runs this week with both teams.
The "A" Team went through some more fine tuning with different pairing of dogs to make a more cohesive unit. By moving Teal back with Blue, we straightened out the line. Moving Fille up to Point when Perle is at lead, made Perle feel more comfortable in the lead position. We also increased the training to 6 mile, thus preparing the team for longer runs. They handled the increase with no problems being able to keep the same intensity as the 4.5 mile training runs. We will probably increase the length of the sorties to 8 miles around the second week of November.
The "B" Team also underwent some tuning adjustments with re-positioning the dogs. The changes made for a more balanced team. The team is also progressing nicely with the young dogs getting more experience. This week, they started to really look like a team with all the dogs starting to work as a unit.
The puppies got their first experience outside their whelping area. This process is delayed until they have received their second booster vaccination. They really enjoyed their experience exploring.
Yaluk & Tepeu also received their first experience with the leash & showed a positive desire to pull. After a few more outings, they will be ready for harnessing.
Julia is working with Halona bikejoring and she is really enjoying the new experience. Maybe, Julia will make her a sled dog after all.
The weather this week has been crazy with rain early in the week and snow flurries from Wednesday on. However, with the milder temperatures during the day, the snow does not last on the ground.
Until next week........