We are a family of 4 with a small dog team who love to share our passion of being active with dogs. Our activities revolve around the dogs and the Great Outdoors. We lived in the NWT, Canada for over 12 years and are now in Ontario. We love all seasons and a variety of outdoor activities.
Kaja was born and raised in Switzerland and started working with dogs at a very young age. She fell in love with Canada on a 6 month adventure in 2008. Her first Canadian winter was spent in Panorama, BC handling for Aaron Peck with Elevation Sleddogs. Kaja got to help train the Iditarod racing team which taught her a lot about long distance mushing, care of dogs and spending long periods of time on the trail, also overnight. While running tours and seeing the dogs and the customers excitement, it didn't take her long to get hooked!
Kaja gained valuable experience working as a Kennel Manager in Yellowknife where she was responsible for the care of a large number of different dog breeds, ran training courses and kicksledding&skijoring clinics. She started taking the kennel dogs out skijoring but quickly had to pull out the sled as so many wanted to join (see article below). The least expected breeds showed extreme focus and Kaja noticed positive changes in their overall training and behaviour issues. Seeing these changes motivated her to work one on one with their owners and help them build a better relationship with their dog.
Kaja spends most her time in nature with her dogs, family and friends. She loves to share her passion, and motivate people to get outside with their own pets.
Brandon is an Aerial Firefighter Pilot and very supportive husband who constantly explores the land, puts in trails and does all sorts of handyman work around the house and dog yard.
Brandon ran dogsled tours in Panorama BC, where he met Kaja. Brandon shares the passion of spending time outdoors and exploring new areas with his family.