I took a few movies of Kiba while hiking on a snowy trail in Grand Island yesterday. The poor dog has been waiting ALL WINTER for a little snow to play in. We only got a few inches but it was enough to make him happy.
So here is proof that you ~can~ let a smart, somewhat obedient husky off leash. Though if there are other dogs around to play with, forget it.
Also, I never realized; I call my dog back to me the same way Kate Winslett calls for help when she's drowning after the Titanic sinks. Right down to the weak whistle. Unintentional and totally hilarious. "come back...come back".
This last one is super short but cute. At the end of the trail is a marsh with a mound and a snowy overlook (great place to watch migrating birds). Kiba loves to run up there and run back, because there's a big log perfect for jumping over.