Dog of the Week: Two-Tone

  Type of dog: Alaskan Husky Age: 5 Birthplace: Stetson Racing kennel in Duluth, MN Favorite position: Lead   Hi! I’m Two-Tone. Look into my beautiful white eyes and you’ll fall in love. You must come and pet me. Then, put my harness on and let’s go dog sledding! Really, I want to go dog Read More

Sled Dog Teamwork

2_17_14StudentResponse(Upper) 2_17_14StudentResponse(Lower)   Every sled dog has a different personality. They are kind of like people. Some of the dogs are outgoing. Some dogs are shy. Some of the dogs are hard workers and some are lazy. The musher of a dog team needs to find the best position for every dog on their team. Read More

Dog of the Week: Romeo

  Type of dog: Canadian Inuit Age: 5, born in July 2008 Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN Parents: Covey and Jens Favorite position: Swing   Hi! Hi! Please pay attention to me! Hi! I’m going to bark and bark until you come over and pet me or put my harness on. I’m ready to go. Always ready! My bark Read More

Feeding the Sled Dogs

 2_10_14StudentResponse(Upper) 2_10_14StudentResponse(Lower) Dave and I walked down to the dog kennel this morning. We opened the dog food shed and pulled out a 50 pound block of frozen chicken meat. We had to break the block into smaller pieces for the dogs to eat. We used a log splitter to do the job. The chicken Read More

Dog of the Week: Ricky

Type of dog: Canadian Inuit Age: 5, born in March of 2008 Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN Parents: Lucky and Jens Favorite position: Lead   I’m Ricky. I am a smart dog. I always do what the musher tells me to do. I think that is why they like me to run in lead. I Read More

Dog of the Week: Charlotte

Type of dog: Canadian Inuit Age: 5, born in March of 2008 Birthplace: Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge; Ely, MN Parents: Thule and Jens Favorite position: Lead Some of you may remember me . . . I spent this past fall visiting schools with Dave and Amy. That was fun. I met so many nice kids! I Read More

Running with Ricky and Millie

Fennel’s Field Notes I had a lot of fun yesterday! Amy was guiding one person on a dogsled. She chose three of my friends to pull the sled. They were George, Ricky, and Millie. They are all friendly, young dogs. I ran along. The weather was cold and windy. The other three dogs and I Read More