ATAO Kennel is the distance and mid-distance racing sled dog kennel of Will Troshynski in Fairbanks, Alaska. Our goal is to keep a small kennel of happy, heathy teammates who get to do what they love most of all: run. Along the way, we aim to compete in the premier Alaskan and Yukon sled dog races such as the Iditarod and Yukon Quest.

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ATAO Blog

The Importance of Being a Buddy

When we set up ATAO, I wanted to have a program where people could do a “light” sponsorship of the dogs. I knew that the dogs– their individual selves– were really the most... Read More

Bossiness in Barking

From Shawn: This past week at ATAO has been a difficult week. We lost two of our old girls Bonnie and Linda all in the same week. Bonnie was a spitfire and quirky lady.  Will... Read More

An update from Shawn!

[Note from Will: We have snow on the ground now! I forgot to post this update that Shawn shared, so rewind your mind back to a couple weeks ago… And then at the... Read More