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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.

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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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    Northeast K9 Conditioning w/Dr. Erica Boling

    Northeast K9 Conditioning w/Dr. Erica Boling

    Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Dr. Erica Boling, PhD. to talk about her company, Northeast K9 Conditioning, online learning, and much more on this episode of Dog Works Radio. 
    Dr. Boling is a lifelong educator specializing in online learning, canine sports, and canine massage. You can learn more at https://northeastk9conditioning.com 
    Connect
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
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    • 51 min
    Updates and Information for Dog Enthusiasts Regarding the CDC’s New Dog Import Rule

    Updates and Information for Dog Enthusiasts Regarding the CDC’s New Dog Import Rule

    The American Kennel Club Government Relations (AKC GR) staff have met with staff of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as key members of Congress to discuss the CDC’s recently finalized rule on the importation of dogs.  AKC continues to be concerned with the disproportionate impact the new rule will have on low-risk importations, and shares in the concerns of fanciers and breeders who regularly cross the U.S.-Canadian border for canine event participation, veterinary care, and breeder collaboration. 
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    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
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    Podcast: https://dogworksradio.com
    Work with us: Https://firstpaw.media 
    Support the podcast: https://patreon.com/firstpawmedia
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    • 14 min
    Do You Need a Dog Trainer or Behaviorist?

    Do You Need a Dog Trainer or Behaviorist?

    Join host Robert Forto as she discusses whether you need a dog trainer or behaviorist on Dog Works Radio. 
    Connect
    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

    • 13 min
    Dock Diving Dogs w/Destiny Lytle

    Dock Diving Dogs w/Destiny Lytle

    Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Alaskan dog trainer, Destiny Lytle to talk about dock diving dogs, building up relationships and more on this episode of Dog Works Radio.
    Connect
    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

    • 26 min
    Why Doesn’t Your Dog Come When Called?

    Why Doesn’t Your Dog Come When Called?

    Join host Michele Forto as she discusses why dog's don't come when called. 
    It’s always useful to understand why your dog is exhibiting a certain behavior. For many, it’s down to a lack of training, which you’ll soon learn how to rectify. 
    However, for other dogs, it could be due to fear or apprehensiveness. They’re worried about being punished, especially if your tone of voice is even just slightly angry or annoyed. For some dogs, it could simply be that they’re having so much fun and really don’t want playtime to be over. They know that if they come over to you, then chances are that the fun and games will stop. 
    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

    • 9 min
    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 
    Become a Member of our Pack!
    Podcaster? Consider Riverside.FM

    • 7 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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