Working pack dog test for Saija and Chena
Yesterday I completed the Norwegian Polar Dog Club´s working pack dog test with Saija and Chena. This is our second test as we completed the bronze test in February (10 km, 25% weight). In the silver test the dogs carry a weight equal to 25% of bodymass for 20 km. Hence, Chena and Saija carried 5 kg each this time. They did realy well pulling the full distance. Both passed the test and earned the working pack dog mark in silver. A lovely day in typical northern norwegian spring weather with snow drift - in great company and lovely surroundings in Signaldalen. The next level is the golden mark: 40 km with heavier weight (35% of body mass) and sleep over outside (tent). Rune has happily volunteered for this. I hope that we will be able to do this as a joint project later on this summer. More photos are found here.