Maxime Leclerc-Gingras has been working with sled dogs for 10 years and his wife has done so for 15. They started their own dog sledding kennel 5 years ago in Manitou Quebec, Canada, where they offer dog sledding tours and training among other services. They work with their dogs as a full-time business and passion. Max has been thinking a lot lately about the state of the dog sledding industry, especially in regards to the recent release of the film, Sled Dogs, which is critical of the industry. In this post, Max explores what it means to him to be a musher, how he views his relationship with his dogs, and how the film might be used as a catalyst for improvement, for moving forward, despite its flaws.