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Terry Lynn Johnson

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Terry Lynn Johnson writes outdoor adventures inspired by her own team of eighteen Alaskan huskies. Her passion for adventure has provided her with a rich background to write from.

When she's not writing, Terry enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and kayaking. She works as a Conservation Officer (Game Warden) in Whitefish Falls, Ontario.

She is represented by Caryn Wiseman of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.




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Terry Lynn Johnson Our border collie, Lady, had her name already when we adopted her. My past dogs' names:

Apollo
Denali
Soho
Belle
Sitka
Mukluk
Ulu
Orbit
Doppler
Elsie
Tarzan
Nitro…more
Our border collie, Lady, had her name already when we adopted her. My past dogs' names:

Apollo
Denali
Soho
Belle
Sitka
Mukluk
Ulu
Orbit
Doppler
Elsie
Tarzan
Nitro
Little Doe
Gonzo
Blaze
Vinny
Jade
Destiny
Tundra
Taiga
Tanzer
(She is the white dog pictured here in my bio pic with the crazy eyes)(less)
Terry Lynn Johnson When I wrote ICE DOGS, my stepdaughters were teenagers. Victoria's character was shaped from my experience of how some teens act and speak and what…moreWhen I wrote ICE DOGS, my stepdaughters were teenagers. Victoria's character was shaped from my experience of how some teens act and speak and what they know. Memories of my own upbringing helped as well. But I mostly just tried to write an authentic dogsledding story without worrying much about age. (less)
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Ode to Ice

Changes are brewing here at the lake. Yesterday, the ice went out! It's always an exciting time to see the open water again each spring.

To mark the occasion, here's a bit of an "ode to ice" collage from this past winter and previous years.






















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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 3: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Terry, thank you for the friend request! (=


message 2: by Terry

Terry Johnson Hands down, the best place for any kind of resource is Sled Dog Central. There you will find reference books, forums with all sorts of advice and discussions from pros to newbies. Personally, Gina, I always had a trained command leader to show the yearlings and new recruits. But if I was to train one dog, I'd say the most important part of the training would be timing. Getting the dog to turn right naturally, then saying Gee at the exact moment. Just like when you teach a dog to sit and you hold up a treat and the minute they move to sit, you say sit and give them the treat. The only real commands he'd need to learn are Gee and haw and on by - there isn't a command to stop, and the dogs seem to start without any trouble! Just make sure timing and consistency. I would always say, Ready? All right! at the start so all dogs would know what's coming and pull together. On By will get him to keep running past something interesting, so you don't end up going over the handlebars! It that case, maybe just physically getting off and walking the dog past while saying On by. Do it enough times - they figure it out!
After saying all that - the short answer i would do is get a retired leader from a musher! Good luck! and thanks for your email. Please feel free to send me updates! War stories or more questions! Love it!
Terry


message 1: by gina

gina Terry- an advice for a clueless girl with a husky on how to teach her dog the sled commands (we will be doing bikejoring mostly). He's got the pulling down, but um, not the commands lol. Help? Sites, books, suggestions? Can't wait to read your book!


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