Visiting the area in the Autumn and keen to experience life on a husky farm during the pivotal Autumn months? Our '1 day in the life of a husky guide' product might be an interesting way to spend a day.
Most people who are interested in this product, are interested in gaining an all-round appreciation of the joys and challenges of life as a husky guide. Hence, the day normally begins with giving morning soup to all of the dogs and then pooping the farm whilst meeting and greeting the dogs along the way (although if you wish to skip this part of the day you are, of course, welcome).
Regardless, you are likely to spend the majority of the day outside with the dogs so be prepared to deal with the elements and to be tired by the end of the day. Most mornings start out very cold in the Autumn but quickly warm up although by the end of the training season, be prepared for the fact that it may well be -20C all day!
Most visitors choose to spend their day doing a combination of agility training, obedience training and conditioning training with the quad or on sleighs. We often train groups of dogs between 12 and 20km per day at this time of year.
If you want to join in a wider range of farm tasks, then that is fine. Guides may be building kennels, fixing cages, sorting lines or any number of the many and varied tasks that are part and parcel of daily life here and you are welcome to join in any of them.
You will spend the whole day under the wing of one of our experienced guides who will talk to you about any aspect of work on the farm and introduce you to as much or as little of the harder side of the work as you are interested in taking part in. This is a very time-intensive product from our side, since it obviously takes one guide away from standard guide tasks for a whole day.
You won't get to know all of our dogs in one day but you will get to know a handful of them fairly well and you will leave with a true insight into what it is like to live and work on a husky farm.
Duration: 1 day.
Price: Adults €150