FAIRBANKS - It’s the snow season, and that means dog mushing in Alaska. For those who haven’t been exposed to mushing yet, here are a couple of basic terms:
Gee: Command for turning right
Haw: Command for turning left
On by:Command for passing something/someone without stopping to sniff
Leaders: Dogs at the head of the team
Swing dogs: The two dogs right behind the leaders.
Wheel dogs: The dogs in the final position, just in front of the sled.
Team dogs: Dogs that aren’t in lead, swing or wheel.
Oh, crud!: The team took off without you.