We were busy this week with training the dogs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Weather conditions were good enough to train three teams on Wednesday, two teams on Thursday ( temperature too warm for the third team) and finished the week running the third team and the yearlings on Friday.
The dogs are running great for this early in the season showing supper enthusiasm and conditioning. All three teams of eight dogs are well balanced with the dogs working already as synchronized units.
We are set up with Cecile and I training together with each team with me driving them out to the half way and Cecile driving them back. After the runs, we can then discuss our observations made during each teams run.
This week, we also started giving some potential leaders an opportunity to run at the lead position. Both Hurit and Kira showed real potential.
If all goes well next week, after another run with eight dog teams, we will most likely make two teams of fourteen.
We also accomplished some housekeeping around the kennel and chalet before the Winter weather arrives.
As mentioned above, the weather was good for training here this week with rain only on Saturday which was a scheduled day off.
The dogs also enjoyed the return of Cecile especially Cosmos who got try bikejouring (for the first time) on Friday.
Welcome back Cecile!
Until next week.......