About the musher: Denis Tremblay, Saint-Michel-des-Saints, PQ
*** Denis Tremblay mostly communicates in French, some answers were changed slightly to sound more English.***
Q: How many dogs do you have?
A: 30 dogs
Q: How old were you when you started using dogs to pull a sleigh?
A: At the age of 13 years old. I had my ﬁrst dogs.
Q: What commands do you use to instruct your dogs, and what do the commands mean?
A: Gee (right). Haw (left). In Advent (all right). Ok (to leave). Good dog (go faster). My dogs speak french!
Q: How fast can you go on a dog sled?
A: between 8 and 15 miles hours
Q: Do you have a favourite dog on your team? If so, do you keep it a secret from the other dogs?
A: We only have one love more than another. My dogs must know it.
Q: If I was going to become a musher, what is the most important thing I would need to know?
A: To enjoy working out every day and to love dogs more than anything.
Q: What has been your happiest moment while out with your dogs?
A: Every day is a happy moment. On that, when I race with my team the moment is incredible when a team works together. It’s emotional.
Q: What do you feed your dogs? Have you ever tasted dog food? Would you taste it if you were dared?
A: My dogs eat beef, chicken, ﬁsh and dog food. The meat and ﬁsh we have all tried to eat, my dog food I already taste, but not my favourite meal.
Q: Are you good with other animals?
A: I like all animals. I have cat, chickens, so I always dream to have a farm with animal.