Tales from a nature-loving, German Shepherd-raising, homeschooling, Waldorf-inspired, Christian family.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Kolachi's new sport
As an early Christmas present to myself, I dragged the family down to Midwest Mountaineering to have an adventure-- a skijoring harness fitting! In my mind's eye, I see myself hitching my dog up to my skis and traversing the back field in the winter. Step One: teach my dog to pull (Step Two-Four includes buying skis for myself and re-learning how to do it....but we'll take it one step at a time).
Kolachi was deemed "a perfect body type" for joring (pulling). It was so fun to visit such a dog-friendly store (she even got a treat on the way out). She got properly fit for her harness and we're ready for an AWESOME winter!
Here we are practing 'line out' (standing with a taut line) with Justin in the sled. Kolachi seems to LOVE having a real job to do....and Justin LOVES being pulled! She's going to have her spay surgery soon, so it will be a while until we're back in the harness, but we got a great start!