Saturday, March 18, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
We also have been doing a lot of kennel updating including a run in for two of the dogs! We removed a TON of trees too. Always a work in progress but they are super happy about the changes!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
We are staying to settle into our new home here in Grantham NH. The best part is that the digs have a cozy barn that they go in at night, bad weather or when they need a break. We have set up half of it with crates, straw and our equipment and plan on doing lots of improvements this summer. The previous owners had a bunny, and the hutch is big enough that we took the door off and the digs like hanging out in the elevated space. When wet first got here we had a digg house up against it but had to move it when we discovered Suzie was jumping on the roof of the hutch and then getting on the roof of the barn!
The ground was frozen when we moved in so we used fence panels that we brought from the old kennel in Vermont to make a temporary yard for the winter. The dogs are enjoying their new space. The big evergreens shade them from heavy snow and wind.
Right now we are only running on the weekends since we are not familiar with the talks yet and part of the trails go by a fenced game reserve. I have been told that sometimes the wild boars get out and can be dangerous! I am going to be constructing a holster to hold my shot gun for next winter so I can run at night. I will post some video once I can figure out how to do that from my phone.
See you on the trail!
Monday, January 20, 2014
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
The big boys Eli ( 5) and Carmine ( 4) are still available. Both would be best in a sled dog home since they still have hard work ethics and desire. But would also be great as active pets! The do not need to go together. They are crate trained, house trained, are being taught how to walk nicely on a leash and can be walked off leash. They can be tethered or penned outside. They have bikejored, skijored, hiked with back packs and have done overnight camping.
Carmine is the hardest worker who I never have to fuss about. He can run in lead although sometimes his mind wanders with his nose. He does have epilepsy which has been almost completely controlled with an all raw diet. He was having them in his sleep ( usually at 1 or 2 in the morning) and every 6 weeks when they first developed about 2 years ago. But hasn't had one in nearly 9 months! The seizures have never effected his running and I have never feared an episode while he is working. He is great in the kennel can be penned or tethered. He is not a barker, he plays well with the other dogs, and loves to cuddle once he knows you. He is a super happy dog, his favorite game is to chase the laser pointer. He will go to my work bench and point to the pointer until I play with him! He is shy so doesn't do well with human crowds but really enjoys car rides.