Help out with our huskies in Tufsingdalen, Norway

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Norway

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a racing kennel with more then 40 Alaskan Huskies. We train our dogs for long distance racing at the highest level. The kennel is owned by Stein. He has over 40 years experience with breeding, training, and racing sled dogs. He competes in Scandinavia's major sled dog races. We have both young dogs and racing veterans.

    Taking care of so many dogs takes a lot of time! Therefore, Stein has a small team of handlers to support him. The whole team is equally involved in all aspects of running the kennel.

    Alaskan Huskies are bred for racing, so as an athlete they do what they love most; run!
    They are full of energy, happy, extremely social and loyal.
    As our helper, you will have lots of adventure with the dogs, get to experience their unconditional love and bond with them. You will get to ride and train your own team and discover the beautiful landscapes of Norway.

    Since it takes a while to get to know the dogs and get used to our routines, we prefer long term helpers, at least tree month. However, we do consider short term help sometimes, to fill in the gaps.

    We prioritize single helpers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn a lot about dogs/huskies and sled dog training and racing. In a short time you will learn how to drive your own dogteam trough beautiful landscapes. Adventures guaranteed! You will live close to nature and learn a lot about the outdoors and countrylife. We always try to create a good group from different nationalities, so that we can learn from each others life and culture.

  • Help

    Help

    Helpers are involved in all daily activities like training the dogs, preparing dogfood, feeding, freerunning and socializing puppies(playtime!). In winter season, you will also have a chance to come along- and assist at the races.

    In spring, summer and fall, the dogs are trained with an ATV, therefore helpers need to have a drivers license. Every summer we have 2 litters of puppies. Helpers have an important role in socializing and bringing up these dogs from pups to grown sleddogs.

    During the summer season, we also do general mainttenance on the farm. Therefore it is crucial that you know how to handle a tool.
    Like in every house hold, helpers are expected to contribute in cooking, shopping groceries and cleaning up after themselves.

    We are looking for helpers who are open minded, are able to work in a team, spread joy and not afraid of getting their hands dirty.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Norwegian, English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We are located in Tufsingdalen. A perfect place for peace-seekers and nature-lovers. Helpers will live together with the owners and have each their own room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In winter you will have the opportunity to do cross-country skiing. This area is perfect for hiking in spring, summer and fall. We are located by the river, Tufsinga, close to big lake of Femund, wich is lovely for canoeing and fishing.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, 25 hours a week






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