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Happy Trails Kennel

Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
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Best loved Huskies in Alaska

Martin truly loves his dogs and it shows. Seeing them in their training habitat was a real treat... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Chocolatesue
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Asheville, North Carolina
Informative and interesting

We visited with our teenage grandsons and had a really great visit! James, our guide, was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
stan c
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Canton, Georgia
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Offers tours of the kennel operated by 4-time Iditarod champion
  • Excellent94%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“martin buser” (37 reviews)
“several dogs” (2 reviews)
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Mile 4.5 West Lakes Blvd., Big Lake, AK 99652
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"martin buser"
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"iditarod champion"
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"incredible athletes"
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"dogs love to run"
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"mushing school"
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"dog sledding"
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"race"
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"puppy"
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"demonstration"
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"puppies"
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"musher"
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"alaska"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Martin truly loves his dogs and it shows. Seeing them in their training habitat was a real treat. We learned a great deal about the Iditrod and the life style and training of the dogs. Kennel and area was super clean and everyone knowledgeable and...More

Thank Chocolatesue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our teenage grandsons and had a really great visit! James, our guide, was enthusiastic and passionate about the dogs and the sport. We cuddled puppies, our grandsons got to outfit one of the dogs with the equipment used during the Iditarod, and...More

Thank stan c
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we have all heard about dog sledding, but this is the opportunity to interact with the dogs and puppies. The dogs love to run; it is their deariny and fulfillment. There is a new visitor center for an introduction followed by the dogs and...More

Thank William P
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

I absolutely loved visiting this kennel. The people were friendly and the dogs were so awesome!!! They had puppies for us to play with too.

Thank 4dark
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I will never forget my dog sled ride February 21st of 2018. I fell in love with the dogs, my guide, John, who was more than willing to take some pictures.

Thank Jvk A
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Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

My son and I did the mushing school today. Everything about the day was special. We started the day by watching Martin Buser get his sled ready and head out for a 50 mile ride with 19 dogs that he will be taking to Iditarod....More

Thank MARK V
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Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Had a great time, a truly wonderful and fun experience. Dogs were great. Guide was fun and knowledgeable. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

Thank MattS3321
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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

The whole experience was amazing. I did the half day mushing school and I wish I could have stayed all day. James was my guide and he was knowledgeable, personable, and so helpful! I got to pick out my dog sled team and was taught...More

Thank Stefanie G
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Reviewed December 10, 2017 via mobile

What an incredible time. We could all only wish to love our job as much as these dogs. The ones that were selected (5 out of over 60+) yelped with excitement as those not selected cried. The trip was beautiful and our guide genuinely loved...More

Thank Bacchus49
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Where else can you mingle with a superstar in a sport ( 4 Time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser) but here. The presentation is good. You get to pet the dogs and watch them in action. Also, we were able to hold 12 day old puppies....More

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It took us a little less than an hour and a half.
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