We had a videography crew out at the kennel to do a story about dog sledding. Kevin Richberg is an independent travel writer/ videographer/ documentarian who was on a mission to put a positive spin on “the worst winter ever”. On his way west from New York he stopped and did some wine tasting in Michigan and visited the ice caves in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
We were very excited to share our passion and love for the dogs and the sport with his crew. Here is an excerpt from the article!
Dogs are man’s ultimate companions; no other cross species interaction has been more powerful to human/non-human co-evolution (when the other species wasn’t being domesticated for food). Dogs, who are pack animals at the core of their being, consider us to be their packmates. We are their life long companions, as they are ours.
If you’re a dog lover, which most all of us are (sorry cat-folk, if you’re feeling left out click here), there’s a very special sport you can participate in that will help you enjoy a rough winter: Dog Sledding!
Sled Dogs are Athletes
Americans take the word “sport” very seriously, but make no mistake, the dogs you see in this dog sledding quick snap, are athletes. They train like athletes, they develop their skills like athletes, and they take their sport very, very seriously; you need only spend a few minutes with them to see it in their behavior. The day I spent with the athletes of Endurance Kennels, 20 miles north of Duluth, Minnesota, taught me so much about what it takes to be a champion sled dog.