This weekend, Riley and I took the yearlings on their first ever campout. It's important for young dogs to understand the significance of straw and how to relax and sleep when out on the trail. We brought along Cartel, Ham, Katy, Amy, Fire, and Drummer (Amanda Gecas sled dog) as role models; however, they weren't the best examples. Amy preferred to flirt with Drake and Coot rather than rest. I think the cool temps and running sleds for a change had everyone excited! Needless to say, the yearlings were less than perfect campers, but with a month before our first race, we have plenty of time to practice.