Click on this link for a video that was put together by a former Points Unknown handler/intern, of her experience with us.
Points Unknown is a a small, educational Sled Dog Adventure and Touring kennel. We're looking for TWO mature and responsible dog handlers. A background in dog obedience training and/or animal behavior will take favor over prior dog mushing experience, however, the applicants’ love and respect for dogs, a desire for adventure and a thirst for knowledge are the most important qualifications. We’ll teach you the rest. This internship offers room and board and all of the experience and knowledge you can absorb.
At times, you’ll work longer and harder than you likely ever have before. You’ll get tired, sore, sometimes wet, cold, and really dirty. At times, there will be plenty of time to relax and just soak up the beauty of the woods while hanging out with the dogs in their play groups or to head out to explore the area. You’ll likely learn more about yourself and canine working companions than you ever thought imaginable and you’ll have the time of your life. There is potential to guide tours in the winter once we teach you what you need to know, for a little extra pocket money.
We live entirely off grid, using solar energy, in the remote wilderness of Minnesota’s Arrowhead Region but have all of the modern conveniences like indoor plumbing and wifi.
Hours are flexible in the off season, so a paying job in town is always possible.