Sunday, October 2, 2016

We're Still Here

Noticeably, it's been a while since we have posted. We have been busy! This summer flew by for us. We moved into a new home, and spent much of our summer unpacking boxes. In the meantime, we added K2 (formerly Shadow) to our family. He came to us from Heartland Husky Rescue and has been such a valuable addition to us. We are grateful to have him. We call Pruhoe and K2 "The Tweedles" after Tweedledee and Tweedledum. They do everything together. K2 is a very loving dog who enjoys all the snuggle time he can get.

The summer brought heat and humidity (like usual) which made training a little difficult. In the meantime, Joy suffered from an avulsion fracture in her foot, which meant much of the training was left up to Nick, who was also rehabbing an injury. Needless to say, the summer served as a time of learning and restructuring training schedules. During this time, we added an ATV to our training tools. Now that it is cooling down, we are really taking advantage of using this for strength training for the dogs.

Both Nick and Joy are healthy again, and the canicross and dryland training miles are going up. K2 is still learning his commands and learning to go "on-by" the neighbor cows, but he will get there.
Joy was able to take Denali for a run today - the first run the two have been on together since the fracture occurred. The injury has taken a long time to heal, and running with a pup adds additional stress, so Joy was waiting for the right to time to add Denali back into her training. Today was that day, and it went well! The bond formed between human and dog when working together is incredible.

Last weekend, Nick and Prudhoe took first place overall at the Jog with your Dog 5k in Mountain Home, Arkansas. This was a great chance for Prudhoe to get a canicross race in and work on being in the race environment. He was overjoyed with his bucket of treats he earned as his prize!

We have several canicross races coming up. Next weekend is the Fast and the Furriest 5k and we will be attending Jump River, Bristol, and Dirty Dog later this fall.

We will do a better job of keeping you up to date!

Happy Trails!

Joy and Denali this morning after their run together

Nick and Prudhoe before the Jog with your Dog 5k in Mountain Home, Arkansas