Calling all dog lovers
As a dog lover (and recently a dog owner once more) I was thrilled to experience husky dog sledding earlier this year.
This activity can be enjoyed by anyone and was a real highlight of our holiday. First we were introduced to the dogs and our musher told us about the different breeds which are used. Apparently it's only real huskies who have the blue eyes - other dogs which are used include greenland dogs, malamutes and samoyeds.
He then hooked up the sledges to be used, tucked us in and we were off. The dogs were all keen to run and as soon as they saw that the sledges were being prepared they started to jump around excitedly and howl. We were doing the family experience and were guided round the track two at a time. We were kept warm with blankets (and were wearing our ski clothes) It is also possible to book for longer and learn how to guide the dogs/sledge and issue commands.
Calling all dog lovers was posted on 13 October 2012 by Katie Waddington.