*THE BASICS FOR DOG DRIVERS *
The Beginner's Manual of Sled Dog Training.
absolute first choice for beginning sled dog enthusiasts.
Information on dogs, equipment, sleds and carts. Training of
puppies, adult dogs, leaders. Tips on traveling, racing and health
care. Also related sled dog activities. 246 p.
Training Lead Dogs
by Lee Fishback - How to turn ordinary dogs into Lead Dogs thru
positive training. 105
A Guide for the Serious Musher by Miki and Julie Collins.
When you aspire to mid or long-distance racing; or traveling
through a wilderness with your team - this book is for you.
Experienced mushers tell how to build a successful team,
select and repair equipment, care for yourself and your team on the
trail. Includes mushers'
medical manual. 392
Weight Pulling for Dogs.
By V. Rowell, Basic obedience, communication, training equipment,
techniques and principles.
The Speed Mushing Manual, How to Train Racing Sled Dogs,
by Jim Welch. Highly
acclaimed by World Champion drivers.
Winning Strategies for Distance Mushers
by Joe Runyan includes: practical advise, what it takes to
win, training and selecting pups, kennel management and insights on
included are anecdotes and recollections from the trail and Joe's
evaluation of the 1996 Iditarod.
This book is 160 pages tightly printed and chock full of
information. Some views will not fit everyone's outlook but will get one
thinking about care, feeding, training and racing of sled dogs.
6 x9" softcover.160 pages,
*ADVENTURE on the TRAIL *
A SELECTION OF OUTSTANDING READING!
- Gary Paulsen winner of several writing awards described his
preparation for and running of the Iditarod.
His experience has
been described as two weeks of terror with flashes of unexpected
hilarity. Some of the
funniest sled dog stuff ever written!
Puppies, Dogs, and Blue Northers
- Reflections on being raised by a pack of sled dogs by Gary Paulsen
is known as one of America's most popular writers of books for young
people. In his latest
work Paulsen again brings his love of the sport to readers on a
personal level. This
essay is about the life of a litter of pups born to pull and the
marvel he experiences as he watches them grow and learn.
6 x 9" 96 pages, Hardcover.
My Lead dog was a Lesbian
- by Brian O'Donoghue, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner journalist,
described his 1991 Iditarod adventure. Here is a different perspective of what its' like in the back
of the pack as Brian and other rookies battle storm after storm
where just about everything can go wrong and usually does.
Told with self-deprecating wit, vivid descriptions of dogs
Softcover, 285 pages.
Sled Dog Trails
- by Mary Shields. The
author recounts her sled dog adventures in
Alaska - running dogs for pleasure and competition.
George Attla: The Legend of the Sled Dog Trail
- In 1958, no one at the Fur Rendezvous World Championship in
Anchorage knew the Athabascan musher from Huslia who walked with a
stiff leg as he led his dogs to the start line.
Certainly no one expected him to win.
Today the whole mushing world knows George Attla.
His extraordinary life is an inspiration to many, and today
he remains a first place contender in any race he enters.
By Lewis Freedman, sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News.
The Best of Robert Service
- A deluxe hardcover edition of the works of Service, with stunning
period photographs of the Yukon Territory he immortalized through
his incomparable verses.
200 pages, with 32 Black/White Photos
A great buy!
- 60 color photos by Jeff Schultz, the official Iditarod
photographer and text by Tricia Brown, former Alaska magazine
editor. Takes the reader to the fascinating places along the Iditarod
route, through remote native villages and deserted mining towns the
famed trail takes.
Hardcover, 64 pages
- Tales of the Trail from Men and Women Who Race Across Alaska.
A collection of adventure stories from the mushers
themselves: Swenson, Butcher, Buser, Riddles, and many others.
IDITAROD The Great Race To Nome
- 80 color photos by Jeff Schultz, text by Anchorage Times
writer Bill Sherwonit. 144 pages.
Race Across Alaska
by Libby Riddles.
Self-portrait of a woman who became world famous for her courageous
win of the Iditarod.
Told with insight, modesty and humor.
Iditarod Dreams, A Year in The Life of an Alaskan Sled Dog Racer
- Dee Dee Jonrowe, "everybody's' favorite Iditarod musher"
gives an account of a year in her life, training for the Iditarod
and the Alpirod, keeping the Dogs healthy, developing race strategy
and maintaining a happy outlook. Written with Lewis Freedman.
Aid for the active Dog
first aid instructions for dealing with a wide range of sickness and
accidents. From prevention, restraint and examination. Information
on administering first aid.