Saturday, October 5, 2013

Road Training

Road Training 10/4/13.  Photo Taken by Nick Adler

Until the snow officially sticks and the ice is thick enough to travel on-Team Baker divides training time between the road and the tundra.  Yesterday the teams ran on the road 7 miles for the first time.  Our Suzuki Mini-Truck is used to control the speed.   The gang line is attached to the front of it.  Among other benefits, this type of training teaches the dogs to pass by other distractions, such as cars, bicycles, dog walkers.  It is also great for the mushers who get to sit inside and drink coffee :-)