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 Bodhi's Skijoring Adventure at Frog Lake

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PostSubject: Bodhi's Skijoring Adventure at Frog Lake   Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:19 pm

Today Bodhi went skijoring for the first time at Frog Lake on Mt. Hood.
I picked a flat road that's used by both sled dog teams and snowmobiles.

But that was part of the problem.
Bodhi didn't seem to know what to do.
There were such great smells! And places to mark!

The start was comical. He was all hot to go.
I had him attached to me by the waist belt..
I had to clip into my skis, so I wrapped his lead around a tree branch sticking out of the snow.
That worked fine keeping him still, until he decided to walk behind me.
Then I had to untangle the lead from branches and my poles.

Sometimes, he'd trot along fine.
He knows the command, "On," but this was a new place!
Sometimes, he'd veer off sideways to pee where some other dog had.

I was surprised he didn't take off like a rocket at first.
He did that a couple times a long the way unexpectedly.
But we managed to ski about 4-5 miles.
Only a couple of pix, cause it was just Bodhi and me.
This is going to be a learning process.
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PostSubject: Re: Bodhi's Skijoring Adventure at Frog Lake   Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:59 pm

Aw, Bodhi!

Well, it was quite comical for me when we took the pups for the first time. Just me...hubby did pretty well considering he's never XC skied before. But he is a skier and I'm a snowboarder. So hubby and Ginger settled in pretty quick and easy.

As for me and Storm? Well, I basically was taking is slow because I've skied probably only 5 times in my life, and thought XC wouldn't be that hard. Well! While I was all over the place, or being the slow boat to china, Storm was a good boy, helping me along when I was actually gliding, and being very patient and not pulling when I fell.

Hubby and I are taking a XC lesson so we'll be better since Ginger and Storm seem to know what to do.

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PostSubject: Re: Bodhi's Skijoring Adventure at Frog Lake   Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:23 am

Lol...imagining the visuals of his first time. So many things to see!
lol!
Jealous of you all with snow! <3 Bodhi, he is so cute
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PostSubject: Re: Bodhi's Skijoring Adventure at Frog Lake   Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:37 am

Bodhi was like, you want me to do what... yeah I'm just gonna walk over here if you don't mind!

I want to get out there and try again with S&J it was fun despite all the falling but when we were moving it was fun, bodhi will pick it up

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