Our sled dogs are let off their tethers for daily free run in our enclosed kennel facility all year round. We believe it is important for them to let loose and just be dogs! During free run in the summer, our dogs enjoy running through sprinklers, cooling off in their doggie pools and playing with their toys.
During the winter months, the pools and sprinklers get put away, but the toys of course stay!
The length of time we allow the dogs to run is dependent on the temperature. The cooler the ambient temperature is, the longer we can allow them to play! Our dogs run and play hard, so we need to be careful when the temperatures become very hot (+25C-+30C). During these hot days, we may choose to restrict their play time to 1-1.5 hours. Typically, when our dogs have had enough play time, they head back to their own house to sleep or lounge in the shade. As any good dog owner would, we pay close attention to our dog’s body language and behavior so we can gauge when the dogs are all played out. On cooler summer days (+20C and lower) our pack can usually play for 2-3 hours or more. During the winter months the dogs are loose for most of the day.