Mushing Boot Camp with Jamie Nelson and Ann Stead
Jamie Nelson and Ann Stead with their pet dogs Max and Mel. >>
Jamie Nelson and Ann Stead with their dogs
Jamie Nelsona nd Ann Stead.
For the past 8 years Jamie Nelson and Ann Stead
have been hosting Boot Camps across the United States.
Ann Stead - Duluth, Minnesota
grew up enjoying downhill skiing so that and her
love of dogs made the transition to mushing easy.
chose to field her
team with Siberian Huskies because she
also wanted to compete in Obedience and Conformation which both require a purebred dog.
Ann Stead and Siberian husky team in the cannon falls sled dog race.
1 st place Purebred team - 6 dog class - 1998 & 1999 - Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Ann started with dogs in Obedience in the early 70's and earned Companion Dog degrees on 'hard to train' breeds including Siberians and a Borzoi.
Borzoi also competed in Open Field and Lure Coursing earning a Lure Coursing Championship.
enjoys both sprint and middle distance racing.
Along with husband Al, they developed Northome on Windhill Kennels which is the home of their racing Siberian Huskies.
Ann's accomplishments include several race wins in the 4 and 6 dog sprint purebred classes as well high placements in races open to all breeds including both limited sprint and middle distance events.
In 2003 Ann
and Al trained and Al raced a purebred Siberian Husky team in the Open North American Championships in Fairbanks, AK.
This is the first time a team of all Siberian Huskies has raced that race for many years.
has always prided h ersel f on trying to put a well trained team on the trail whether it is for a Sunday afternoon picnic or a race.
In 1992, Ann supplied dogs and was a full time trainer for Walt Disney's production of Iron Will.
was involved for many years with her
local humane society fostering dogs and temperament testing dogs for placement.
Ann's current dog interests, besides sled dogs, include Agility and Herding.
With very little trialing, she
and Mel, her
Australian Shepherd, have over 22 titles in AKC, NADAC, ASCA and USDAA.
also teaches Agility in Duluth.
is currently learning the sport of herding with her
young Aussie Jae.
Ann's training philosophy can be summed up as follows: If you can't have fun, STAY HOME!
Ann Stead running in Agility
Ann & Mel competing in a NADAC trial.