So much has happened here since last year, it is great to get that behind us and getting back to a normal Winter life.
With the arrival of Ophelie & Roman (a couple from France) on the 3rd of January to spend the next four months here as Handler/Trainees training the dogs commenced for another season.
They are very quick learners and a big help here for me!
The dogs are in their conditioning stage with slower runs to strengthen up their muscles after a long layoff.
Blue my best athlete, breeder decided this year to retire from running at the age of 13.
I can't blame him as he has been a fantastic dog and the mainstay of my teams over the years.
He still looks like a puppy and is great health. Now is the time to enjoy the privileges of retirement.
Now is also a time to work with young Leaders.
The above video has Lance running Lead for the first time this season with his sister Lilly.
What a dynamic duo!
Lance had some experience last season, but this will be his full season of regular runs upfront.
Lloyd (Lance's brother) will also get more Leader Training this season.
Before the season is over Levis (another brother, seen here at right Wheel) will be introduced to Lead.
All of the "L" litter are Blues/Indigos puppies!
Until the next.......