Dog Sledding in Vermont
Peace Pups Dog Sledding
Photographs by Natalie Siebers
Looking for something fun to do in Vermont? Go dog sledding!
Photographer Natalie Siebers visited the Granite State 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.
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.”
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!
If you’re thinking of doing this next year, check out Ken’s rates. In addition to tours, he also teaches “Mushing 101.”
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.
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!”
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.
Natalie says “At the end of each run the dogs are given some type of meat broth for hydration.”
This pup certainly enjoyed his snack.
And after the run, a little lie down!
To see more pics from Natalie, check out her website.
And for more about Peace Pups, visit their website.