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April 3, 2019

I am often asked how a good lead dog is trained, but more often than not it is phrased as, "How do you pick the leaders?" Truthfully, I don't, and I don't actually think that it's ME that is doing the training.

Let's start by talking about what I see when a dog does not...

March 18, 2019

For whatever reason, I have just begun to reminisce on the past two years that the Freeborn dogs and I have been living in Willow, Alaska.  From the very beginning of our time here, we have truly relied on the kindness and hospitality and friendship of the wonderful pe...

February 24, 2019

Believe it or not, winter is almost over! You know how I know? When we wake up in the morning for breakfast, it is no longer total darkness.  The sun is returning to our lives, and Cal displays how we ALL feel! As planned, it has been an easy going winter for the Freeb...

January 18, 2019

Please send me your stories and experience with building and planning dog pens for free running.  These guys n gals really don't live long enough, as we all know. I want their lives to be filled with as much freedom and enjoyment as possible. This means not spending mo...

January 9, 2019

2018 is going to be pretty difficult to top.  We completed the Willow 300 and brought home the coveted red lantern award (provided to the last team to cross the finish line), we completed the 1000 mile Iditarod in about 12 days, we spent the summer living at a remote g...

November 13, 2018

We sat around a horseshoe table at a busy restaurant in Bayfield, Wisconsin.  The 2013 summer paddling season was coming to an end, and dinner that night was a perfect time to recruit my fellow guides to help me fill out a cost benefit analysis.  What am I going to do...

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