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by Swanny1790
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2032

Re: ideas

Are you concerned the ramp won't hold her weight or she will have trouble learning to use it? On the New Litter of Positive Sled Dogs thread there are several posts on how I train my dogs to "run the ramp". That series starts at https://positively.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=19958&start=90#p14378...
by Swanny1790
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Sled Run of the Season
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: First Sled Run of the Season

The fencing is attached to the gate frame with copious bits of tie wire (aka baling wire). You can pick it up in any hardware store. It has to be replaced about once a year, but it generally does the job well enough. I had to use snowhooks, snub-lines, and pretty much all the luck I ever had in the ...
by Swanny1790
Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter
Replies: 13
Views: 8185

Re: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter

12-27-14, Saturday 0800 - morning kennel chores. Laddy dove into the communal pans with his pen mates, and today was not driven away. He ate his entire ration, ignoring Aufeis and Glacier when they growled his direction - from time to time growling back at them. 1830 - evening kennel chores Laddy at...
by Swanny1790
Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Sled Run of the Season
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: First Sled Run of the Season

The snow hooks work reasonably well if the snow is well packed. In loose snow or if the snow pack just isn't deep enough to hold a hook, one can hook around a tree to hold the team (usually) long enough to also tie a snub line around the same or different tree. Although essential for the safety of t...
by Swanny1790
Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Sled Run of the Season
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

Re: First Sled Run of the Season

I have to dig out the gates on the pens every time it snows (an issue I hope to resolve next summer). Good fences may make good neighbors, but bad gates will drive you nuts. The issue I've had with the gates in the perimeter fence around my kennel is that snow tends to pile up around them, making th...
by Swanny1790
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:17 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: First Sled Run of the Season
Replies: 8
Views: 2948

First Sled Run of the Season

We finally got enough snow to safely run the trails on a sled, so I took a team out yesterday. They did a nice job overall, though Nels (in wheel) keep crossing the gang line to crowd his running mate, Beau. I captured the run on video, and excerpts give us about 8 minutes or so of entertainment. ht...
by Swanny1790
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter
Replies: 13
Views: 8185

Re: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter

12/25/14, Thursday: 0800 - kennel chores. Laddy jumped right into the communal pan with the Gang of 3, and today he stood his ground even when the others tried to growl him off. All of the puppies consumed their water this morning, which is unusual. Perhaps Laddy is setting an example for the reside...
by Swanny1790
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35204

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

I think they were enjoying play time and didn't want to fun to stop yet. That's OK, becoming comfortable with the door closed can come later, along with actually riding in the truck.

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by Swanny1790
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:20 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter
Replies: 13
Views: 8185

Re: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter

MPbandmom wrote:Very interesting Swanny. Thank you for sharing.
It's my pleasure. I'm finding it very interesting as well. I think my buddy made a good decision and will pleased with the results.
by Swanny1790
Thu Dec 25, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter
Replies: 13
Views: 8185

Re: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter

12/25/14, Thursday: 0800 - kennel chores. Laddy jumped right into the communal pan with the Gang of 3, and today he stood his ground even when the others tried to growl him off. All of the puppies consumed their water this morning, which is unusual. Perhaps Laddy is setting an example for the reside...
by Swanny1790
Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter
Replies: 13
Views: 8185

Re: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter

07:30 - Kennel chores: Feeding - Laddy was right in the first rush to the pans, but was quickly warned away, primarily by Aufeis and Glacier. He seemed unwilling to assert himself. Placed on top of the house with his ration, he ate very little and attempted to get down off the house. He may be accus...
by Swanny1790
Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35204

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

Day 4 of ramp training went famously, AND I was able to catch it on video. Laddy (the new playmate from my buddie's kennel) didn't want to come play. He is still uncertain of the new humans he has to deal with (Trish and I). He hasn't had a lot of exposure to strangers yet. In any event, the "Gang o...
by Swanny1790
Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2
Replies: 3360
Views: 587429

Re: What are you and your dogs up to today? Part 2

It's already tomorrow in Australia? It's only today here. In any event, Merry Christmas indeed. I hope you enjoy a great one.
by Swanny1790
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:30 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter
Replies: 13
Views: 8185

Behavioral comparison of singleton puppy vs litter

I have a buddy who operates a kennel of working Siberian Husky sled dogs. One of his b*tches gave birth to a single puppy, about four days after our own litter was born. He asked if Trish and I would be willing to let Alladin (aka Laddy) live with our litter for a few weeks of socialization with pup...
by Swanny1790
Tue Dec 23, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies
Replies: 124
Views: 35204

Re: New Litter of Positive Alaskan Sled Dog Puppies

The puppies are already running up and down the ramp without luring, heading for the jackpot in the box. I was able to capture some nice photos today. They are in a public album on FB at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 455&type=1