910 episodes

Dog training experts and best-selling authors Robert and Michele Forto (A Musher's Dream) take the listener into the scruffy, curious, and sometimes heroic world of dogs.

What does it mean to "own" a dog? Can dogs teach us compassion? How do dogs learn? What are your breed's origins and what were they bred to do?

Dog Works Radio is an award-winning podcast that is a delightful and surprising look at the relationship we have with our K9 buddies.

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    • 4.8 • 42 Ratings

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Dog training experts and best-selling authors Robert and Michele Forto (A Musher's Dream) take the listener into the scruffy, curious, and sometimes heroic world of dogs.

What does it mean to "own" a dog? Can dogs teach us compassion? How do dogs learn? What are your breed's origins and what were they bred to do?

Dog Works Radio is an award-winning podcast that is a delightful and surprising look at the relationship we have with our K9 buddies.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    The Biggest Problem in Dog Training is Consistency

    The Biggest Problem in Dog Training is Consistency

    Join host Michele Forto as she discusses the biggest problem she sees with dog owners, it is consistency in training and maintaining a schedule and routine. 
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Connect
    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
    Dog Training: https://ak.dog/offer 
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    • 7 min
    How to Choose the Perfect Dog Trainer

    How to Choose the Perfect Dog Trainer

     
    Hello and welcome to Dog Works Radio. I am your host Michele Forto, and I am the lead trainer of Alaska Dog Works. Here we help you develop the best relationship possible with your dog. Today on the podcast we are talking about how to choose the perfect dog trainer on this quick episode.  
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Connect
    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
    Dog Training: https://ak.dog/offer 
    Become a Member of our Pack!
    Podcaster? Consider Riverside.FM
     
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    • 8 min
    12 Compelling Benefits of Professional Dog Training

    12 Compelling Benefits of Professional Dog Training

    Join host Michele Forto on Dog Works Radio as she discusses the benefits of professional dog training. 
    Training dogs is among the things pet owners know they should do. Knowing where to begin with a dog can be challenging, especially if the new dog is the first pet. There are many compelling benefits of professional dog training.
    A dog that is not well-trained may chew, jump, or go to the bathroom in areas that are not appropriate. Training entails more than a pet minding its manners. It provides mental stimulation for pets.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Connect
    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
    Dog Training: https://ak.dog/offer 
    Become a Member of our Pack!
    Podcaster? Consider Riverside.FM

    • 15 min
    Why Dogs Run Away

    Why Dogs Run Away

    Join host Michele Forto on Dog Works Radio as she discusses why dogs run away. 
    You open your front door to pick up a package, and then your dog bolts out and is gone. Or you’re taking a peaceful walk with your dog, and suddenly they’re chasing a rabbit, out of sight. One of a dog owner’s worst nightmares is having their dog run away, yet it’s an all too common, potentially dangerous scenario.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Connect
    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
    Dog Training: https://ak.dog/offer 
    Become a Member of our Pack!
    Podcaster? Consider Riverside.FM

    • 12 min
    Barking Up the Right Tree: Understanding and Managing Your Dog’s Vocalizations

    Barking Up the Right Tree: Understanding and Managing Your Dog’s Vocalizations

    Join host Michele Forto on Dog Works Radio as she discusses why your dog barks and how to manage it. 
    Dealing with a barking dog can be frustrating and challenging for pet owners. Barking is a natural behavior for dogs; it's one of the main ways they communicate. Yet, when barking becomes excessive or inappropriate, it can lead to issues with neighbors and create a stressful environment within the home. If you're looking to curb your dog's barking and manage the behavior effectively, it's important to understand why dogs bark and the strategies you can employ to address this behavior.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Connect
    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
    Dog Training: https://ak.dog/offer 
    Become a Member of our Pack!
    Podcaster? Consider Riverside.FM

    • 15 min
    The First 48: What to Do in Your Dog’s First Two Days at Home

    The First 48: What to Do in Your Dog’s First Two Days at Home

    Join host Michele Forto as she discusses the first 48 hours of bringing a dog home on Dog Works Radio. 
    The first 48 hours can set the tone for your future together you and your K9 Buddy. Bringing a new dog into your home is an exciting and critical time. Whether you've adopted a puppy, an adult, or a senior dog, it's essential to proceed with care, patience, and preparation. Here is a comprehensive guide to help dog owners navigate the crucial first two days.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Connect
    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
    Dog Training: https://ak.dog/offer 
    Become a Member of our Pack!
    Podcaster? Consider Riverside.FM

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

MNDianna ,

Mushing Radio

Love this show! Interesting analysis and entertaining as well….thanks for your efforts!🐾

hsmom26 ,

Aversive dog training methods recommended on this show

I thought this was a positive reinforcement based dog training show until I heard them recommend using “corrections” to train a fearful dog. That’s a terrible idea and totally unnecessary. A fearful dog is already stressed. Why add even more stress and pain?! That’s not training. It’s abuse. I expect there’s more of that kind of “advice” in the other episodes. I unsubscribed immediately.

kjzack ,

Dog Works Radio’s Iditarod podcasts

These podcasts have been so fun and informative! Great job by all three hosts! I love the Iditarod pods and am excited for Canadian Challenge ones.

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