Our dogs were a big part of our wedding
in June 2005. Zoë and T-Bone also
helped to ask the big question... T-Bone
was "will you" and Zoë was "marry
me," although we might have them flipped.
In the wedding, T-Bone was the honorary
best man, Zoë was the flower girl,
and Sobo was the ring bearer.
Drop lines are used to hold the dogs at
the truck during down time. As a puppy,
Okemo had a propensity for sleeping on
the drop lines!
Yes, they do. Most dogs need to be trained
to pull effectively and consistently.
Some dogs seem to get the hang of it very
quickly and become effective pullers.
If you would like to train to pull, email
us about one of our pull clinics or one
of our Run
What You Brung programs.
|About Catherine, Eric, Ethan, and Eloise, your guides at Maryland
Sled Dog Adventures LLC.
the CEO, legal advisor, guide, teacher, educational
program leader, musher, and Zoë's mommy
for Maryland Sled Dog Adventures LLC.
Catherine and Eric have
one son, Ethan, the mini musher. Catherine got
her start in mushing by pointing at a dog at
County Humane Society in Cambridge, Maryland,
and ending up with Zoë. (She made out in
the transaction!) Catherine is a two time participant in Mushing
Boot Camp (successfully, bringing back the
same number of dogs and husbands as she left
has two undergraduate degrees from the University
of Michigan, including a Bachelor of Science
Resources in Environmental Policy and Behavior
Management and also has a Bachelor of Arts in
Political Science. Catherine also has a Juris
Doctor degree from the University
of Washington School of Law and practiced
law as a commercial litigator for seven years.
She also enjoys gourmet cooking, camping, hiking,
||If Catherine is the CEO of Maryland
Sled Dog Adventures LLC, Eric
is the CTO (Chief Technical Officer), CPO (Chief
Poop Officer), and T-Bone's daddy. A faculty member
at the University
of Delaware, Eric brings too many years of
formal education to the equipment end of things.
Dog sledding is a bit like Harley-Davidson motorcycles
- no one's set up is exactly the same and everyone
has to customize their own. Eric routinely makes,
customizes, or occasionally breaks equipment for
the team. In addition to dealing with the dog
sleds, dog boxes,
dog rigs, hitch carriers,
dog trucks, dog harnesses, gang lines, and similar,
Eric is the primary photographer and website designer.
Eric was active in Boy
Scout Troop 50 (Wilmington, DE) growing up
and spent summers at Camps Rodney,
is a mini-musher extraordinare. He helps with dogs, bowls, leashes, and equipment. Ethan is looking forward to running his own sled dog team. Ethan
was born in April 2011 and regularly participates in programs, events, and training runs.
Eloise is our newest mini-musher. Eloise was born in January 2013 and isn't sure what to make of this whole dog sledding thing yet.