The Iditarod is an annual sled race held in Alaska each year. Many of the dogs who lead these teams are born and raised at the Iditarod Sled Academy in Carcross Yukon, Canada. In the summertime, the Academy is open to visitors, and everyone is encouraged to interact with the dogs especially the puppies. It is believed that doing so increases socialization and teaches them to be comfortable around people. It was fun spending the afternoon being licked, chased and occasionally gnawed on by the pups.
Yukon doesn’t seem to get as many visitors as other parts of Canada. Perhaps because it is kind of out of the way. But it’s worth the extra effort.