Chris Speers

Robert Forto

Robert Forto

@robertforto | Executive producer and co-host of Dog Works Radio

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes musher, Chris Speers to Mushing Radio. Speers is gearing up to travel to Poland in November to race in a drylands race series for the United States.


Christopher Speers is from Indiana and currently has four dogs and has been drylands racing since 2011. He primarily runs in the four dog rig class and occasionally bikejorring, along with 4 dog sprint sled racing too. Prior to racing sled dogs he lost 100 pounds to become the best that he could be for his dogs. Diet and exercise, along with hard work and determination and a lot of sweat has helped Speers reach his goal.

Speers is currently on the USFSS National Team for Canicross and will be competing in Poland at the 2017 IFSS Drylands World Championship in November.

I hope that I can inspire others to be more active, even if its not with their dog, and not necessarily to my extremes.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How he got started in the sport of mushing
  • About his dogs
  • What races he has competed in
  • About his personal transformation
  • About the upcoming race in Poland

Host, Robert Forto’s Bio:

Robert is the training director for Alaska Dog Works where they train dogs for canine obedience, working dogs, therapy dogs and service dogs for clients all over North America. He is also a dog musher and he and his wife operate a 40-dog mushing kennel in Willow, Alaska, called Team Ineka. They can often be seen at local races and leading expeditions in the Alaska backcountry with outdoor leadership students at the University of Alaska. Robert is the producer of Dog Works Radio that has been on the air since 2009 and is currently simulcast on a local radio station, KVRF in Palmer, Alaska.

Links and Resources Mentioned: 

Chris’s favorite quote:

“Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog.”

~Mark Twain

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Robert Forto

Robert Forto

@robertforto | Executive producer and co-host of Dog Works Radio

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