this episode of second Vermont is brought to you by Burlington College welcome to second Ramat brought to you by seven days my name's Eva sole Berger when Lake Elmore Vermont where we are going dog sledding with Ken hagit and his piece pups dogs they're always happy I mean every day I go out there they're always wagging their tails and they're always like oh it's snowing it's beautiful we're out in the middle of nowhere I'm freezing and I'm about to be pulled by eight dogs in a toboggan really it doesn't get much more Vermont this Julianne whenever there's something going on they get all excited and they can run in 15 20 miles an hour almost 500 pounds that they're pulling pretty much pulling their body weight well it's about them having fun you know they're not having fun they're not gonna do it I've had a few people say isn't it mean to make them run like that and I say no come come for a ride and you watch them when you hook them out up with even show them a harness see how crazy they get excited know making them do it they don't want to run they want our first Siberian that we got Jake been running dogs for about seven years now and started with skijoring I got more confident with the poor dog team and got two more so we went from six dogs to ten right there boom we've got 18 in the truck all your paw it's really different for people to get out there and be pulled by dogs people from all over the world we just actually yesterday we had a family from Wales Florida we've had people from South Africa and Ireland had people say that they change their lives adjustable you know small part of it this is a toboggan sled you don't really have any way of steering the sled the dogs that are steering or up up here the lead dogs have to listen obvious they're staring Gee is right in Hadji and boom boom ha the only control that I really have is braking they're in the order that they would go on the sled so these are be the dog they're in the lead think about like who gets along well with whom like who's stronger you want to try to get the two teams fairly equal lead dog you want them to ignore distraction do be just wants to motivate Exxon's really distractible so I tend to run him and wheel the rest in between they're called team dogs and they're pretty much following who's in front of them a lot of times people come and they say names and I know their name that's pretty distinct no they're all Siberian Huskies we really like the personality of the Siberian so we've decided to stick with them kids have all seen snow dogs and they below and Siberian since they'd like to run so much can't really let him loose very independent-minded and it's also just that that desire to run this is dooby doo bah this year Du Bois they do have some kind of connection he was one of the pups that we follow fed and he had pneumonia he's gone or he's not gonna make it and he's one of my most driven dogs this is Etta she's actually sister this is Hawkeye enhancing right Peggy Maple little sweetie big baby muddy another one of the pups he's really very twitchy intense I think about that some days when I'm sitting out there were 20 dogs running around you know these guys decided they wanted to eat you could know they definitely had me outweighed and outnumbered excellent this is exon he's kind of the alpha male of the dog yard Oh dogs like to have order in their lives you gotta keep it together yourself because if you start to lose it everything's gonna fall apart we'll have eight dog team on it'll be an easy run for them a lot of energy before the dogs go out in the run they're absolutely chomping at the bit they cannot wait to get out and run but the second you hit the trail with them everything fly it's down there calm that's pretty intense you go up up the hills really slowly and then all of a sudden you go down really fast it's like a roller coaster they're much calmer now I think happier look at that energy out yeah if I could be more like them well I kind of grew up here and straight too far I guess I really like winter next time we see it'll be 2009 so happy holidays everyone and we'll get stuck in wrong with you again 2009 so many things to see on yeah I'm sorry this has to be exon back here he is checking me out this semester I'm teaching a class on globalization and pirates I think Burlington College is different from other schools in the sense that it's smaller classes are smaller students and teachers can get to know each other better and there's this kind of individualized seminar based class experience which is really nice and really unique

Dog Sledding [SIV 110]
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25 thoughts on “Dog Sledding [SIV 110]

  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    STinking, chicken-hearted, arrogant cowards.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    We do this in Pennsylvania, in the Poconos :)) Kudos to you theyre beautiful

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Have you actually ever been to Vermont? It's like 80 degrees as we speak.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    That's what I love. Dogs love to work, not being closed in boxes or homes. But they need also a owner who treat them good, they feel it and even your mood. I used to have saluki, and they are so energetic, but also they need space.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Around $6,000.00 a year.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ great video

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    I love those dogs…what beauty!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    These dogs are so anxious to run!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    I wanted no dogs then took a dog cuz he was left by owner,then dog 2 was brot unexpctdly, then my sis gav us her 2 dgs cuz she had no room. Each different all extra work . At 1st I didnt want the husky cuz hes so big,now I'm planning to build a street sled only for the husky . Ive becom caretaker & trainer and hav a vision of a 6-husky team pulling my sled to the beach..I'll need to hire some escorts to keep the team safe.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    i used this for a project in school and thanks!!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    3 things i love: snow/coldness, Big Dogs, and nature! I WANT TO GO DOG SLEDDING so bad!!! I'm glad they only use Siberian Huskies. I don't like it when dog sledders use mutts and ruin the beauty of a team… Not that i don't like mutts. About how much does it cost to keep a dog sledding team?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    That was fun to watch from sizzling Dallas, Texas…thanks!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    @ImSoOffended

    It really depends on the individual personality of the dog rather than their gender.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    are males or females better for sledding?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    They are adorable, I want to do that.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    id lv to do dog sledding always been my dream but can never do it cuz i live in england and my parents cant aford and dont wanna do it ๐Ÿ™

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    If I was in that sport , I would be more okay with Alaskan or Siberian huskies rather than Alaskan malamutes.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    just as you know: the malamutes are really not that cute when they get in a bark with other dogs! and they do that pretty often… but i know they are cute:P my family have 14 siberian huskies and my dad is going to drive "femundlรธpet!" it is a really long dog race:D i am so exited!!!
    Just as you know:P

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Awesome dogs! They're so cute! Makes me wish I could cuddle one of them!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Wonderful video.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    I love huskies. Mmm MMM snowdogs!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    My wife and I met Ken and his beautiful huskies this past Fall. Not only are the dogs beautiful but we had the time of our lives on the ride and playing with the dogs. Anyone who visits Northern Vermont has to look up Ken and meet his huskies and go for a ride.

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