I have two children, ages 6 and 8. My 8-year old loves animals. My 6 year old is terrified of dogs because he was attacked by a German Shepard when he was 4. We went on this trip because my kids had recently watched the movie Snow Buddies so they though Dog Sledding was the coolest thing on earth. This adventure left nothing to be desired.
The dogs were so gentle with the kids and even my 6 year old just couldn't get enough of petting them and hugging them. They both had a fantastic time behind the sled leading the team. It amazes me that these dogs are so well behaved and good natured that children can lead the sled without an adult. It made my kids feel so grown up and was a fantastic experience for them.
As an animal lover, I am always concerned about how animals are treated at these types of places. Let me tell you that I have never seen a happier bunch of dogs. They genuinely seemed to be loving every minute of the trip as much as we were. They were so eager to just run, run, run. And when we'd take a break, they'd start rolling in the snow like a bunch of playful, happy children. Our guide talked about how you can even come visit the dogs in the summer time and play with them. And he told us about the adoption program they have for the dogs once they get a little older. My daughter wants to move to Breckenridge so we can play with the dogs all the time and adopt all the dogs when they retire. Even my son, who is terrified of dogs, wants to have these wonderful dogs as pets!
Once we were off the sled and the trip was over, my kids both said, "Can we go again Mommy? Pleeeeease???". Obviously I'm not made of cash, so I told them they would have to wait again until next year. But at least I knew they clearly loved their adventure!
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