Dogs Who Have to Go

Dear Boys and Girls,

Have you ever wondered what happens when a sled dog team is running and one dog has to go to the bathroom?  This might be an embarrassing questions for kids, but for us dogs?  We don’t care!  

From early on, we sled dogs learn to go to the bathroom “on the run!”  We do love to mark our territory when we are in the dog yard where we live; however, when we are out running and pulling a sled, we don’t want to stop.  If someone is riding in the sled for fun, watch out, because the solid waste can fly!   When we do stop, we make sure to mark our new territory, making some yellow snow.

Riding in a sled behind the dogs

Until next time, this is your canine reporter,