Tails and Trails

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A Year in the Life of an Irish Sled Dog Kennel -24 Hour Party People? Not a chance

On Thursday 3rd March I set off to the last BSA race of the season, we were booked on the 01.55 Dublin-Holyhead ferry, so leaving home at 8pm seemed reasonable. However, a message came from Irish Ferries that the boat…

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A Year in the Life of an Irish sled dog kennel – Eat more carrots

Another rally, another mud bath. The season 2015-16 has been one of mud, rain, rain and mud. Dryland mushing really hasn’t applied this year, most rallies have been short due to higher temps and humidity, and the organisers acknowledging that…

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A Year in the Life of an Irish Sled Dog Kennel -They race horses don’t they?

Life has a funny way of turning out. When I was younger (much younger) I used to go to a nightclub on the Curragh called Nijinsky’s, now here I was, heading back to the Curragh for a night out. True…

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A Year in the life of an Irish Sled Dog Kennel – mud, mud, rain and mud

We travelled to two BSA rallies early in January, both of which were held under the misnomer of dryland mushing rallies. Noah floated past us at one point on the trail in Wareham, but on the bright side, who needs…

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Year in the life of an Irish Sled Dog kennel – winter, oh wait!

It has been way too long since I updated this blog, I am going to blame working too hard, but it is also partly old age and being shattered at the end of the day. We all got very excited…

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A year in the life of an Irish Sled Dog Kennel – treadmills and thermometers

Since my last update, we have come along with treadmill training, with most of the working dogs up to 10 minute sessions of varying speeds. The treadmill has been greeted in different ways by different dogs. Rooney, a rescue dog,…

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A year in the life of an Irish sled dog kennel August 2015

I always think the term kennel is confusing in this context, as all of my dogs live in the house, and at the moment are all sparked out on various dog beds and human furniture. Dog team doesn’t fit right…

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Cork Pawfest

We will be at Cork Pawfest this Sunday, 19th July, with a large selection of equipment and the opportunity for you to have a go at Canicross (temperature dependent). Cork Showgrounds, Curraheen Village. Starts at 2pm.

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