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Apr 5 2017

Dog Sledding in Vermont

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Dog Sledding in Vermont

Photographs by Natalie Siebers

I realize spring is finally creeping in, but I thought we’d take one last look at winter.

Photographer Natalie Siebers visited Vermont recently and met Ken and his team of Peace Pups, Siberian Huskies who take folks on dog sledding excursions in the Lake Elmore region of Vermont.

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“Mush! Mush!” (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

The stars of the show are the dogs! Ken writes on his website: “They love to run! This is why they make such great dogs for sledding, scootering and carting. These activities provide a positive outlet for their energy.”

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The Peace Pups (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

Natalie can certainly second that. She said the dogs were so excited to get started one dog tried to get into his harness by himself!

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Getting Ready (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

If you’re thinking of doing this next year, check out Ken’s rates. In addition to tours, he also teaches “Mushing 101.”

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“What are you looking at?” (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

Scroll down for more great pics of beautiful Siberian Huskies by Natalie. The grey dog below is Buck, he’s the lead dog, 13-years-old, and heading off for well-deserved retirement.

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Call of the Wild (Photo:Natalie Siebers)

Natalie says:  “The bond Ken has with the dogs was palpable. They followed every move he made hoping he would chose them for that run. They are crazy excited to get out on the snow!’

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“YAWN!” (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

Ken writes that he:

… is a local Vermont resident who grew up on a 100 head dairy farm in North Ferrisburg before moving to the mountains of Central Vermont where I have lived since 1978. I live in Elmore Vermont with my wife, and a “several” Siberian Huskies. We adopted our first Siberian husky named Jake from a local shelter in 2001. We blame our dramatic change in lifestyle on him. With the trend being toward Alaskan Huskies and hounds for racing we have decided to stick with Siberians because we love their personalities, their love of running and even their sometimes stubborn dispositions.

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Peace Pup (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

Natalie says “At the end of each run the dogs are given some type of meat broth for hydration”

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Time for Nourishing Refreshment (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

This pup certainly enjoyed his snack.

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“Yummy!” (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

And after the run, a little lie down!

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Nap Time (Photo: Natalie Siebers)

To see more pics from Natalie, check out her website.

And for more about Peace Pups, visit their website.

Categories: Dog Sledding

Sean Sheer

About Sean Sheer

Sean is a passionate dog lover and the proud owner of Urban Dog’s Official Spokes-Dog, Bodhi the Weimaraner. His family has always owned dogs, but Bodhi is the first he's been fully responsible for since puppyhood… and he couldn't be more doting.

As a longtime New Yorker of more than 20 years, Sean knows what a dog's and dog owner's lifestyle is like in NYC. Besides being a doggy dad and top dog at Urban Dog, Sean also has a "real job" experience as co-owner of a Palm Beach, Florida-based private investigative firm, and as a licensed (pet friendly) Real Estate Salesperson with Douglas Elliman in NYC.

Sean also exercised his creativity and business sense as an award-winning journalist, producer, TV marketing exec, and private investigator. When not blogging, working, or playing with Bodhi, he is an avid adventure traveler who has circumnavigated the world, bird-watched on all seven continents, safari-ed in Africa, and SCUBA-dived in exotic waters.

Comments

  • Nicole Lowell

    Apr 5th

    I had the chance to go sledding with Peace Pups this March, and I must say it was an amazing experience! I chose to go dog sledding to honor my 13 year old husky who passed away in November. Sweetest pack of dogs, the excitement that rolls off them can actually be seen in the smiles on their faces! If you have never been dog sledding, you must go, and I recommend Peace pups! The amazing views up in the mountain, is so peaceful, it’s a vacation away from the busy lives we live. Besides the amazing long sled ride you get to learn about the dogs and you also get to love them up and give them treats after the sled ride! It’s something everyone should experience, especially those who love dogs!

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  • Sean Sheer

    Sean Sheer

    Apr 6th

    We’ll pass your words along!

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