My dogs are blessed with tough feet; still, I don’t normally like to start them out on pavement first thing in the spring. But the dirt trails are stubbornly refusing to ice out and today I just couldn’t stand it anymore and I don’t think they could either given that it’s now April 6th.
We didn’t go very far and we didn’t go very fast, and we took several breaks. After a shaky start I was pleased with how well they did considering they haven’t been in front of the scooter in months and it’s been weeks since we’ve been skiing. And I’ve just been letting them enjoy their “sniff walks” after a good skijor season without working too much on commands.
I’m going to try to record all our mileage this dryland season so I can look back and see how far we traveled all told.
Sunday, April 6th: 1 mile