We received a little fresh snow midweek adding a nice cushion on the trail.
Thursday & Friday, we ran the dogs at racing pace to see how they could handle the increased speed.
They handled the speed with no problem on the 7 mile run and then on Friday on the 4.5 mile run. On the Friday, they were very fast, hard driving and enthusiastic.
Soon we will increase the mileage to 10 miles runs and return to slower speeds until they get used to the longer runs.
This week, Louis had a run up at lead again and did a great job.
We switch him to lead position at the halfway point of the 4.5 mile run so he gets to run the homeward bound part of the trail. After a few more runs, we will try him from the start and do the whole 4.5 mile run at lead.
It is fun to work new dogs in the lead position.
Until next week......