With the Ecuadorians now 10 months old, it was time for their first campout. The entire process is an important learning experience for a young dog. From riding in a truck to running new trails to sleeping away from home, campouts are a great way to help the youngsters be more comfortable with traveling and training. Learning to relax and camp in straw is critical for a good race dog, but it can be a difficult skill to learn if you're a 10-month-old tireless Alaskan Husky. I can't say they were naturals at camping, but they did finally settle down after pushing away all their straw, digging holes, and playing with their neighbors for a few hours.
What better way to explore the wilderness of Alaska than behind a dog team?