UKTOUSA and The Valley Snow Dogz

TRADITIONAL ALASKAN HUSKIES


At Valley Snow Dogz, we offer Fall Wheeled Sled Dog Rides, along with Winter Sled Tours in Waterville Valley Resort, Thornton, On Squam Lake and in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Servicing special events at Loon Mtn Resort. Available for groups, gatherings, events, celebrations or simply for the love of it!

An authentic, memorable sled dog experience based right in the heart of The White Mountains. Please call 603-340-2390 for more information. Valley Snow Dogz....Creating memories for families, groups and anyone who has a burning desire to experience a sled dog adventure

A bucket list dog sledding adventure here in New Hampshire !

Valley Snow Dogz CALL 603-340-2390
www.ValleySnowDogz.com

Live Free And MUSH!

Live Free And MUSH!
Valley Snow Dogz Kidz Event at Loon Mountain Resort

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Senior Losses

We experienced the loss of a number of our seniors as we headed into the Fall of 2016.  It was a very difficult and sad time for us.  As a forever home for our sled pets, we experience the cycle of life from raising them as puppies and watching them bloom into amazing dogs and athletes. We then spend hours upon hours together each and every day. We train and run our dogs ourselves and as all of them are house trained, they take it in turn to be in the house with us each and every night. We sleep together, eat together , work together and play together.  So when we lose one of our furry family members, it is indeed a heavy loss to us all.  We lost Tiger-Lilly, then Washakie developed a fast growing cancerous tumor on his leg and only had weeks left with us.  Both Lilly and Washakie needed assistance to move around towards the end. We held and carried them and reassured them of our love and commitment to them.  No sooner had we said our good-byes to Lilly and Washakie, we then said a painful good-bye to Zudnik. Zudnik was 15 yrs old, he was still in amazing good health until his last few weeks.  He leaves behind one remaining sibling, Tonka, who is almost 16 years old and is still able to walk around, he eats well and loves very short walks and being in with a bunch of girls.  Tonka is our last remaining physical link to our very first sled dog, Sasquatch, when our journey first began.....

Our Beloved Washakie and Zudnik

Washakie, such a beautiful  Alaskan Malamute who left us too soon

Zudnik left us at age 15, he was in good health and spirits up until the last few weeks of his life. Such a beautiful and gentle Alaskan Malamute

A Little Update From Uktousa...

Beautiful, powerful and super sweet, Jackson. Can't wait to see him in lead

Bindhi is as big as TJ now and just as hard working

Gunsmoke, devoted, hard work and just an all round amazing dog

Honey, rock solid sled dog

Nellie enjoying retirement, she continues to be beautiful

Our beloved Tumac, sweet ,sensitive soul and a powerhouse in harness

Yearling Driggs, sibling to Jackson. Super sweet and hard working. Already running lead

Me, Richard and our best friends Kim and Kelly

Best friends forever... Miss Squish and Gunsmoke

Living the dream!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tiger-Lilly

Hard to believe we had to say good-bye to this beauty.
We were blessed with just over 12 years of life with her.
Then blessed again when we got an extra few weeks with her.
She was a sweet, gifted and devoted Malamute
Exceptional athlete and leader with numerous races under
her paws and thousands of miles of adventure
RIP sweet Lilly

Early Summer Update

Puppy training is going great. They are super smart and so devoted for such pups. I am able to spend a lot of time with them working on command work and setting them up for a successful season ahead. They are all super sweet and play well with the rest of their kennel buddies. Daily sprints in the 2 acre fenced in garden known as 'the secret garden' has been a blessing during this hot weather. It is nice and shady in the secret garden with lots of boulders to hop onto, trees for shade and various hidden places for the dogs to dig and have fun playing with each other. The older dogs are doing well considering the heat.  We recently celebrated Tonka and Zudnik turning 14 years old. They are having a blast and recently taken to being in with a bunch of girls including the puppy girls, Chimbey and Tinkerbell. As a forever home, our dogs spend their entire lives with us.  We work with what we have and our joy is bringing out the best in each dog, working hard on communication, obedience and performance. All our dogs are house trained so every night, there is always a bunch of them in the house .... on the sofa or sleeping on the bed with us!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Some Fun Moments

Nothing Beats Loving One Our Dogs.. Especially Driggs

My Cling-On.. Bindhi!

Pups Doing Well At Sits For Dinner And Group Meals

White Feather And Richard.. She's Such A Kisser!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Some Puppy Photo Updates

Tinkerbell standing over her brother, Driggs

Chimbey and Jackson

Handsome boy Driggs

So like her mamma, special girl Chimbey

Loved this boy from the moment he was born. He takes after his papa Gunsmoke, this is Jackson

Another old soul and special girl... Tinkerbell. Knew it from the start!

First runs in harness, Jackson and Chimbey

Tinkerbell and Jackson, super focused at only 8 months old

Tinkerbell... she's intense!

Siblings Tinkerbell and Jackson

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Our 2015-2016 Season

We didn't have much of a snowy winter to brag about but despite the lack of snow, we were super busy with tours.  The dogs were in great shape and all was going well for a season of tours and races. However with the lack of snow , almost all the races we were interested in were canceled.   It was a shame because we had the best Fall training in many years with the dogs hitting mileage distances of 25-28 mile runs at the end of October/early November.  We made the most of the season and enjoyed many wonderful guests and a few fun local races with the four wheeler.  Our season ended mid-April which was pretty darn good. We were able to squeak in quite a few fun puppy runs. All four pups are now harness broken and ready for training at the beginning of September 2016.  They are superb! Updates coming shortly.  Enjoy these photos from our season.
Powerful team lead by Miss Squish and Sofiel

The mighty Bindhi!

Richard and I do 100% of what it takes to care for and train our huskies

Ourstanding pair... Gunsmoke and Pretty Pear

28 mile run mid-Fall, taking a short break

We are surrounded with gorgeous views

We train a lot at night with friends

Our gorgeous White Feather standing infront of her brother



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mushtoberfest

Great weekend with some awesome people, each with individual goals, different sized teams and lots of wonderful dogs.  We were mentored by Brent Sass, Mike Ellis and Christine Richardson. The weekend of activities, talks, slide shows and demos just seemed to fly by. It was really wonderful to be able to just concentrate on the dogs and training and leave everything else behind. I was able to get some young leaders out front who showed great potential for this coming season. I was super thrilled with the dogs, their good manners and willingness to camp out Check-point style for a few hours.
Back to pre-season training with another fun event ahead of us for Halloween

Mushtoberfest In The North CountryM

Multiple short runs with new leader pairs

Mike Ellis talking about foot care

Brent Sass hanging out and talking dogs

Gorgeous views and a super strong team

Open country leading with verbal commands through the parking area

Brent went missing ! but here's the group with Mike Ellis