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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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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 43 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
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    Breed of the Week: Vizsla

    Breed of the Week: Vizsla

    Join host Nicole Forto as she discusses the Breed of the Week: Vizsla
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Wilderness Athlete: Code DogWorks for 10% OFF
    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!
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    • 5 min
    Christmas Puppies in February: Teaching Good Behavior Before It’s Too Late

    Christmas Puppies in February: Teaching Good Behavior Before It’s Too Late

    It is now late February and if you are like most new dog owners, that cute and cuddly Christmas puppy is now getting into trouble and you need some help. Here at Alaska Dog Work see an influx of calls every year around this time and we are here to help.
    Puppies, like human babies, do a lot of learning in their early months, especially when it comes to navigating their new environment and adopting good manners.
    Hello and welcome to the podcast, I am Michele Forto, the owner of Alaska Dog Works, here we help you build the best relationship possible with your K9 Buddy. On today’s show we are talking about those Christmas puppies that have now been in your home for two months and you might need some help. We are also talking about a training plan for puppies from now through one year.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Wilderness Athlete: Code DogWorks for 10% OFF
    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
    How to prepare my dog for a visit to the vet

    How to prepare my dog for a visit to the vet

    Join host Nicole Forto as she discusses how to prepare your dog for a visit to the vet on this episode of Dog Works Radio.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Wilderness Athlete: Code DogWorks for 10% OFF
    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
    Why Dog Parks are a Bad Idea

    Why Dog Parks are a Bad Idea

    Join host Nicole Forto as she discusses why dog parks are a bad idea on this episode of Dog Works Radio.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Wilderness Athlete: Code DogWorks for 10% OFF
    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
    Breed of the Week: German Shepherd

    Breed of the Week: German Shepherd

    Join host Nicole Forto as she discusses the Breed of the Week: German Shepherd
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Wilderness Athlete: Code DogWorks for 10% OFF
    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

    • 10 min
    8 Must-Knows for Winter Camping & Hiking with Your Dog

    8 Must-Knows for Winter Camping & Hiking with Your Dog

    On today’s podcast we are talking about 8 Must-Knows for Winter Camping and Hiking with Your Dog. I am your host, Michele Forto and I am the lead trainer of Alaska Dog Works. Here we help you have the best relationship possible with your K9 buddy.
    7 Essential Things Every Dog Owner Should Know: Http://ak.dog/7tips
    100 Dog Training Tips: Http://ak.dog/100tips
    Wilderness Athlete: Code DogWorks for 10% OFF
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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