Our short 'experiential' guide training packages are from 1 day to 1 week in length and are available year-round, apart from in December when we are simply too busy to fit in short-term training. The day programme and long-weekend programme are described here. Contact us directly if you are interested in joining us for longer periods of time - or have a look at the husky guide school section of this website. We may be able to come up with a customised product just for you.
This product is designed for those who want a real connection with the dogs and a true understanding of life in the Arctic. You will get a behind-the-scenes insight into the rewards and challenges of life as a husky guide as you spend your day - at any time of the year - being mentored by an experienced guide. You will learn how to handle and train the dogs, how to socialise the pups, how to maintain a healthy environment for the dogs, and how to feed 100+ adults and pups 2 to 3 times per day.
We will target the day towards your specific interests and make sure that you get a chance to join in with anything that particularly interests you. You may find, depending on when you visit, for instance, that you are out preparing the training tracks by skidoo, riding sledges or quadbikes as part of our standard dog-training programme or even helping with a kennel building or farm maintenance project. Lunch will be spent in the guide house, sharing stories and asking questions from guides so you will have every chance to leave with a real insight into life in this primarily reindeer-herding community. If you are here in snow season, we will of course make sure that you get to mush!
Duration: 1 day
Summer Price: €150
Winter Price: €195
Available: Year-round (excluding December).
Duration: 3 days
Price: €549 including hotel accommodation for 2 nights and half-board.
Autumn conditioning training with the dogs is one of the most dog-intensive times of year in the life of a guide. You are out with the dogs training them on quadbikes or sleighs all day, every day, and in-between, somehow finding time to work with the new pups that are born at this time of year. We have a variety of options for people who would like to join us at this time of year.
Find out more from the Autumn Training part of our website.