One of the greatest parts of my job is being able to be around some of the coolest dog people on earth. In this latest podcast of mine I interview dog sled racing legend, Mitch Seavey.
Mitch belongs to the Seavey family who has decades of experience in sled dog racing and competition. Mitch is the reigning champion of the Iditarod sled dog race.
Listen in to his interview-
In this interview you’ll learn:
- Which breed Mitch uses and why they are the best for sledding
- How many calories a 45-60 pound sled dog can eat in a day during a big race (Hint: If you’ve ever eaten this much in a day you’d need a doctor)
- How far a team can run in a single day of the Iditarod (Hint: If you were driving on the freeway in a car this kind of distance would still take some serious time. These dogs capacity is unreal.)
- Insights into the dog psychology that make up a great racer
- Training techniques that Mitch uses and how many of them parallel training that is done for average pets
- The big motivators that get these sled dogs out and pulling day in and day out
- Simple training ideas that the average pet owner could use to help train their dog to pull
- Fun ideas for trips and tours that the Seavey family operates in Alaska.
This was one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever done. Mitch had such a great way of explaining these sled dog concepts and comparing them to the average dog owner.