When you think about dog sleds, you may think about a team of huskies pulling a sled across a snowy and icy landscape.

Perhaps you should change that image to an Australian shepherd confidently riding a sled down a hill.

Secret, a 4-year-old Aussie shepherd and the canine companion to 18-year-old human Mary, took advantage of being back home in Iowa for the holidays and got some sledding in. And by "some" we mean endless back-and-forths down the hill. After getting her own snowy version of zoomies on as she slides down the hill, Secret drags her sled all the way to the top of the hill. Once at the bottom, it's right back up again, sled in mouth.

Secret has been a sledding enthusiast for years, as you can see from past winters.

If only every day were a snow day for Secret.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated since it was originally published in January 2018.

Australian shepherd loves to go sledding
Secret, a 4-year-old Australian shepherd, loves to go sledding by herself.