Jan 2, 2017

Martin will be part of the Class of 2017 Inductees to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.  Noted accomplishments are his 31 consecutive Iditarod finishes, his 4 Iditarod championships and 5 Leonhard Seppala Awards for outstanding dog care.  The Hall of Fame award came as quite a surprise.  He was out training dogs in a remote area and on his way home his cell phone started to ping with messages of congratulations.  He is honored for the recognition and feels so fortunate to be able to spend his days with his incredbile 4 legged friends. 

Dec 12, 2016

We are happy to report that we do have winter in Alaska.  After many years of unusually warm winters, we are back into the "burrr"!  -14 F today with just enough snow to train with sleds.  60 mile training runs are the order of the day with camp outs on a regular basis.  The dogs are doing spectacularly well!!!  We are hoping for more snow in the upcoming week.

Oct 14, 2016

With cool temps, a successful tour season closing and all dogs home,  Happy Trails has transistioned to training mode.  After last year's challenging race season, the kennel focus this year will be on training one super team to compete in the Iditarod with Martin driving our A and only team.  We look forward to the upcoming season and are excited about the level of talent in our four legged athletes!!!  

Jun 6, 2016

We are in full swing now and summer tours are being enjoyed daily.  We have puppies to cuddle and big dogs ready to give you slobbery kisses.  The dogs seems to recognize that it's tour season and relish the influx of new dog lovers. The Tour Time for independent travelers is 2:00 on Tuesdays Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  REservations should be made on line twenty four hours in advance.   Iditarod veteran dog mushers serve as our guides and Martin is here most every day.  Come check out a dog's life at Happy Trails. 

May 4, 2016

We are excited to be getting ready for the summer tour season.  Leaves on the trees have emerged at least a month earlier than usual and this summer is predicted to continue our warming trend.   We have six adorable puppies, born on March 10, who are waiting for pets from our visitors.  We sent quite few dogs to summer camp in Juneau where James and Jesse will work with the dogs at Gold Rush Tours and Alaska Icefield Expeditions.  Some dogs will give tours up on the glacier and some at a camp outisde of Juneau.  Our dogs to run but they also love being around other people.  We can't think of a better way for them to spend their summers by getting pets from everyone!!!  Our goal at Happy Trails continues to be to raise, train and race happy dogs.  photo shows Heather Palmer & pups

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