Play Time (dogs in motion)
A fenced in yard is a necessity for anyone with northern dogs. It's good for any dogs, really; hidden underground fences are easily blown through by many breeds (who will not risk a shock going back in), plus it keeps out undesirable elements, like aggressive dogs, wildlife, and people who might harass your dogs. Dog parks are fine for some dogs, but many northern dogs prefer their own pack. I pack the yard with jumps, obstacles, kiddie slides and other toys, and leave some wild zones for mouse hunting.
Winter fun can include weight pulling (with a plastic kiddie saucer and tires), hiking in a team to polish commands (yeah, we see how that works) and pack play.
RaNdOM Homegrown Agility
Squeaky Toy Dance of Joy
Nikki (the grey and white dog in the team at bottom of page) and B'loo (short for Baloo, his original name was Blue) were my first team. Nikki came into my backyard and got my goat. The goat was fine and was rehomed. I kept the dog,. Then this big black bear of a dog, on a cable, next door to a boyfriend's house, staring at me with blue eyes. The old guy who kept him was happy to hand him over to me. Here he is on a "snow day" with a squeaky whale. The camera of the time was a bit marginal, so I've dithered a few of the shots on Photoshop.