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massak
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PostSubject: first mountain biking excursion   Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:51 am

since it's gonna be almost 60 degrees today, gonna get Massak out for his first mountain bike ride to see how he does. The only thing I am concerned about is me not seeing if he runs off after a deer while I am riding and i could be a mile away in no time. (but I guess that's why he has a collar with my number on it!) I feel he will be more focused on chasing me tho. it will definitely be physical exercise for him, but it could also prove to be good training exercise! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: first mountain biking excursion   Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:38 pm

Well I think I found a great way to really exercise the dog! Physically and mentally I think. And the best thing, it was like he was on a mission and that was to follow me. Focus on nothing else unless I stopped. (Of course the second I did stop he saw some deer to chase) He stayed behind the whole time following. Maybe that is something about the northern breed being happy when they have a job to do of some sort. In this case, follow.

I do need to find out or gauge when it's too hot for him to run though. I have read that their thick coats not only keep them warm, but also help keep them cool. One thing for sure, I need to make sure all rides will be on trails where I know there will be lots of stream or creek crossings, etc for him to drink and cool off. I knew in the middle of this ride we would be next to a nice creek for a little bit.

ok, c'mon let's go!


mmm...clear ice cold water


hey this kinda feels good!


that's it, I'm goin in to practice my doggie paddle!


hey look, I'm all clean again...cept my face


and next time, ride a little faster so I don't get that dirt in my face!


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PostSubject: Re: first mountain biking excursion   Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:41 pm

Great pics! Massak has such a stunning face!
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PostSubject: Re: first mountain biking excursion   Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:01 pm

i know when we hike we start at the crack of dawn and get down before the "heat" of the mountain hits, still cooler then in town but will be in the 70's even then its warm, you can also try the swamp cooler out by ruff wear since you will be near water to soak it in. looks like you had a fun day out!

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PostSubject: Re: first mountain biking excursion   Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:13 pm

I have a feeling Nunya is going to look very similar to Massak! O.O is ears are turning more orange everyday! You have a gorgeous dog :]
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