However, now is a great time to go back and review the seasons runs.
Here at Miortuk, we video every run with our GoPro.
By doing this, we can review the run and look for ways to improve our training.
This gives a great insight on how to work with our athletes to get their best performance.
Studying the videos, we can see which dogs works best with their pairings, what position are they most comfortable, which side of the gangline they prefer, what harness size makes them most comfortable allowing free movement, the length of the tugline gives them maximum pulling power and what conditions each dog runs best ( hard trails, soft conditions etc.).
All these little nuances can lead to maximum performance of our canine athletes.
Training here is now more of a science due to the new tools available.
The fine tuning of a team makes all the difference in producing consistent great runs.
This season goal was to train new Leaders and with the use of these videos we can see the trainees progress.
Of coarse, these videos can be a great way to escape the daily routine in the offseason and enjoy again the wonderful adventures of the past season.
The above video is an excerpt from a training run on January the 18th on a beautiful Winters day.
This is the Second team consisting of Louis/Tira at Lead, Point: Pippin/Lance and at Wheel: Hok'ee/Lloyd.
The running of dogs here is always a pleasure, even after more than 40 years doing it.
Until next week......