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.

ATAO is also part of a bigger project to take an honest look at accomplishing your dreams while struggling with depression. ATAO Adventure is Will’s blog about mushing, boxing, and running to cope with mental illness.

ATAO Blog

Heart & Hard Choices

I don’t so much have it in me to do the longwinded thing that I normally do. Today I emailed Iditarod and informed them I’d be withdrawing. We also sat down with the... Read More

Health & Happiness

During Iditarod, I felt fit as a fiddle. Or, mostly. My hands were super messed up. I couldn’t use zippers or do small tasks. As I mention in one of the recordings I... Read More

EveryBuddy

Hi folks. This coming Monday, on August 16th, we’re holding our annual Buddy re-pick. That’s the time when Buddies– friends of the kennel who have picked out a few of their favorite teammates... Read More