Vickie Pullin

Qualification & subject:
Postgraduate MRes Anthrozoology
Profession:
Professional sled dog racer

Vickie Pullin represented Great Britain at the International Federation of Sled Dog Sports (IFSS) World Championships 2019.

How the facilities and staff at Hartpury have supported my career

The training that I’m receiving at Hartpury, as a member of the Sports Academy, is on another level to anything that I have done before.

To have access to such fantastic facilities and the opportunity to work with its teams of experts, alongside studying for my Masters, is absolutely amazing for me.

The masters course links really well with what I do, with the relationship I have with my dogs.

I fell in love with sled dogs when working in Canada and Alaska. It wasn’t long before McKinley, my first husky, joined my life. I now have a team of 29 dogs that form part of my sled dog business.

To me there’s nothing like that feeling of trust that you have with your dogs. No matter what sort of day you’ve had, a dog is never unhappy to see you.

Win or lose, the dogs come first and as long as they’re happy, so am I.

Read more about the MRes Anthrozoology course here.