Meet David Straub
Thirty-nine years old, from the Midwest. Showed Samoyeds in conformation and obedience competition during the 80s. Also worked as a kennel person, veterinary assistant and trainer.
Over twenty years training dogs. Reading about Samoyeds led me to huskies and the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. My first sled dog was a dog named Sheiba." She was smart, would sit on my motorcycle and climb trees. It was then I knew that I loved to work with dogs.
What size kennel do you operate?
What type of tether/bowl system
do you use?
What are the most important
considerations in housing sled dogs?
What breed(s) do you work with?
What mental or emotional
attributes do you require in your dogs?
Tell us about an all time
favorite dog or two.
The young dogs learn its fun to be out on the trail. By running with adult team mates they gain confidence in themselves.
Young dogs run with older race dogs through cart and command training...then they start finding out where they like to run.
Training command leaders is most rewarding for me. I continue to compete in the 2001 IDITAROD, mid-distance racing and working with young dogs. Competing in the 2000 race was a GREAT accomplishment. Hand signals and voice commands are most necessary with a big strings of dogs.
How do you choose which races to enter?
What are your strengths as a racer?
What does it take to win?
What part do clubs and
organizations play in sport development?
What advice would you give a
Tell us about one or
two of your most memorable sled dog experiences.
I'm looking for a company or corporation interested in sponsoring a program I'm working on to travel to schools with my lead dogs, talking to children about the IDITAROD and ALASKA.
If you or your company would like to help with my goal, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-495-7433
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