SAINT CHARLES, Missouri May1st 2012 - Royal Canin USA Inc., ( www.royalcanin.us), a global leader in Health Nutrition petfood for dogs and cats, has partnered with Nature’s Kennel, Iditarod RacingTeam, to teach students nationwide the core values of being safe, kind, andresponsible to each other and animals on their annual educational tour.
Ed Stielstra,along with his wife, Tasha own and operate Nature’s Kennel. Located nearMcMillan in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Nature’s Kennel is home toover 150 outstanding Alaskan Huskies and is commonly referred to now asMichigan’s Premier Dog Sledding Destination! Ed has finished Alaska’s IditarodRace seven times and both Ed and Tasha are past UP 200 Champions.
In additionto racing, the Stielstra’s operate a touring business that teaches the joy ofrunning sled dogs. Each year, Ed andTasha speak to thousands of adults and children across the country about thededication and teamwork it takes to fulfill a dream. Tasha has combined her yearsof classroom teaching along with her experience in mushing sled dog teams tocreate the very unique and effective “Pulling Together” Educational Program. Thisapproach allows the Stielstra’s to focus on the important lessons of teamworkand respect for animals from the viewpoints of a musher and his sled dog team.This program is available for students that range from Kindergarten through Eighthgrade. “Pulling Together” offers a unique experience for students by working asa model sled dog team; students are able to handle the actual mushing equipmentand even get to meet a few of the incredible dogs from Nature’s Kennel up close!
Although sleddog racing takes place in the winter, sled dog training and team building takesplace all year long. “Pulling Together” is structured so that students canlearn about teamwork regardless of the season and apply the core values theylearn all year long!
To learn more about Nature’s Kennel orto check out the latest kennel news, visit their website at www.natureskennel.com and LIKE them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/natureskennel.
About Royal Canin
Founded by a veterinarian in1967, Royal Canin is a leader in the scientific advancement of pet nutrition.With more than 40 years of experience in the animal health and nutritionindustry, the company prides itself on putting the pet first. Throughpartnerships with pet nutritionists, veterinarians, and breeders, Royal Caninplaces dogs and cats at the central point of the innovation process to ensurethey receive the best nutrition. ROYAL CANIN® brand diets areavailable at veterinary hospitals and pet specialty stores nationwide.
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Royal Canin USA,Communication Specialist