Tehya wants to be a lead dog; she's got the brains for it; she likes running out front; she likes being the boss. Unfortunately, she has a serious case of puppy brain still! I put her up front today for the first time on the sled. It did not go well. She wandered a bit and then repeatedly tried to turn around and play with the other dogs! Tangles are not a good thing ever; they are particularly bad when there isn't enough snow to set a hook! I suspect that Little Miss Thing knew I couldn't get off the sled to correct her and she took full advantage! Lead dog training for Tehya is suspended until further snowfall! She's a swing dog for now!
This was taken while crossing Mary Lake this morning, before Tehya's brain kicked into puppy gear again! Running into the sunrise was worth the frustrating run. After all, any day on the runners, even a bad one, is better than a great day just about anywhere else.