Even dogs can’t get enough

Will Swan and friend“Four months after adopting Captain, a black-and-white Siberian husky, Will Swan has no plans to mush his canine companion in Alaska’s annual Iditarod dogsled race.

“That doesn’t mean Swan is out in the cold. Instead of going for the legendary 1,150-mile trail, known for stretching through dense forests and across frozen rivers and mountain ranges, the 25-year-old Belmont resident spends his weekend afternoons practicing the urban equivalent: shouting commands at his three- or four-dog team while being pulled on a kick scooter that he steers along the sidewalk near Peters Park in the South End.

It’s so great for them, because they’re such a high-energy breed, Swan said.

Read “Basic instinct: Pulling a scooter over concrete works fine for these sled dogs” »

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