We headed out in the truck for an errand we had to run. We threw the dog sled, harness and lines in the truck along with Zappa. We were going dog sledding!
Now Zappa is more of a muscle man, he doesn't take to the lead very well, but having a single cab truck we could only take one dog and he's the easiest on the ride. After we were hooked up, Daddy was at the corner of the road, while I got the pleasure of taking the first ride. Zappa was a little anxious at first, but once we got moving he took to pulling well.
Zappa needs to be directed and motivated to pull, which is what Daddy is for, giving him a target and a reason. Which is what the lead dog would do if we had either Blaze or Fiona there. The lead dog also sets the pace, so there wasn't much speed involved with just Zappa pulling.
We took turns encouraging him while the other rode the sled. Enough that he could get a good workout, without being too sore the next day. For not having a lead dog to run with and his first time on the snow this year, Zappa did great. Next time, we'll be sure to take Blaze or Fiona for him to run with.
Here's a short video of Zappa's run! You'll have to forgive the shakiness, Daddy is still learning how to operate camera!! BOL