up north in Alaska!

It’s workshop season! And what a great start. A trip up north to Anchorage and Wasilla for a variety of topics, freestyle, cross training, team success and treibball. Ask anyone who wants to book me, it takes a lot to get me to leave home. But in this process of prying me away from my comfort, I seem to almost always love every minute, and meet some of the nicest people, from literally all over the world.

I love giving workshops, I love teaching, and sharing, and learning from those I am teaching. It is truly a full circle experience. The bonus to working with such a group of talented folks is that the level at which you can teach is that much higher, and the conversations that much better. Working with talent is always a gift in my opinion.

The groups I worked with in Alaska were so deeply involved in the dog world in one way or another, or another, or another! Mushing, dock diving, obedience, tracking, agility, SAR, hunting. Talented and committed.

The Alyeska Canine Trainers club in Anchorage have an amazing facility. Karen gave me the early morning tour, lucky me! And we tried to use it all, but it is huge. I would be lying if I didn’t say I had facility envy on some level. Folks came from all over Alaska, even Juno. When I asked Martha how she got to Anchorage, she looked at me quizzically and said, “you either fly or swim really hard” and then she had a great laugh!

I was fortunate to get some time watching the Alaska Dogs Gone Wild Fly Ball Team, and to visit the Alaska K9 Aquatics center.

Dinners, driving up the Cooke Inlet to the Alyeska ski resort, which by the way was the only 1 hour of sun I saw while I was there, and then off to Wasilla for a Monday Treibball workshop!

The photos can do the rest of the talking. Awesome all the way around! Just click on the photo to enlarge and follow the arrows.

Thank you Karen and Claudia for arranging everything and taking such good care of me! Nancy

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Lisa says:

    You had it all ! Great trainers,stunning scenary, and I’m right behind you with facility envy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Would love an indoor arena.

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Both training centers that I worked in were awesome, very different, but big, well equipped, and offered a lot of services!

  2. mtwaggin says:

    What fun photos and you indeed do have the best job ever! ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you traveled safe and above all had an amazing time! I bet they already have you scheduled to come back again!

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Sherry you know I love my work! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Kim says:

    My best friend lives in Anchorage…and its my favorite place of all places to visit. She’s recently been taking a friends dog to the dog park to get her ‘dog fix’…I sent her a link to your pictures so she can see what else she’s missing out on! Wow, I’m so incredibly jealous of the facilities they have!!! It looks like you had a blast up there ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Kim, you know how active Montana is with dog things going on, as a whole? The dog teams in Anchorage and slightly beyond (Wasilla) are dogcentric. They have so much going on, so many services, so many sporting options, it is truly amazing… Tell your friend for sure

  4. Must have been a great workshop. And nice weather! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Bente, it was snowing for all but a short afternoon. I was lucky to have been taken on a Sunday drive with Jim, Angela, and Karen thru the mountains right when the sun decided to make a guest appearance. Alaska has some amazing scenery to be sure. As far as the dog community, well they trumped everything. They are so involved, so active, and collectively talented in many things … it was great

  5. Jean Strong says:

    I just discovered this post. I live here, and most of the people you talked about and shared photos of are among my best friends! Awesome.

    1. Nancy Tanner says:

      Hi Jean, I will be there again in September.

      1. Jean Strong says:

        Awesome. Are you doing a seminar or having a nice vacation?

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