The Fan Hitch Volume 8, Number 4, September 2006

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International

In This Issue....

Editorial: The Northern Experience
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A Nunavik Adventure
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In the News
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Fan Mail
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Tip for the Trail: Keep it Clean
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Behavior Notebook: Displacement, Discipline, Diversion, Disarming
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 IMHO: Transitions
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Index: Volume 8, The Fan Hitch


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The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI's efforts are concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and questions.

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Tip for the Trail....

Keep it Clean

by Mark Hamilton

Morning temperatures here in Connecticut are getting low enough to allow us to again work our dogs in harness. I always start our running season at the washing machine. All our harnesses and tug lines get a bath with laundry detergent (no bleach) and the harnesses get tumbled dried. It's got nothing to do with appearance, and only a little to do with the way they usually smell after a number of months in storage.

Dirt particles embedded into fabric are abrasive and cut the material apart from the inside. Washing at the beginning of the season, and again as needed preserves the harnesses and tug lines strength and their useful life.

Got a tip you'd like to share? Email it to mail@thefanhitch.org or snail-mail it to Mark Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791, USA.

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