We have the best and train the rest!
Dog Works Radio is a collection of podcasts about our most loyal companions. Each week we showcase authors, filmmakers, and influential people that work with dogs. We provide dog training tips and advice. Two seasons each year we release a limited series that dives deep into a dog related story in history.
Robert Forto is an outdoor leader, adventurist and dog trainer. Robert has been training dogs since 1994 and has literally lived with a pack of sled dogs for more than 15 years. Getting started in podcasting in 2009, Robert is seen as an expert in the field and often consults with new podcasters on how to best leverage their message to a broader audience.
When Robert is not training dogs or behind the microphone he can be found in the Alaskan backcountry leading expeditions with students from the University of Alaska Anchorage where he is a faculty member in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department.
He and his wife Michele operate Alaska Dog Works and Team Ineka, their sled dog kennel of 40 dogs located in Willow, Alaska
Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular The Daily Dog podcast. Michele works with clients all over North America with her Lead Dog Service Dog Program and provides training for service dogs in a variety of capacities. Michele also trains therapy dogs in her Dogs Assisting with Grace (DAWGs) program.
Each summer Robert and Michele travel the Lower-48 on what they call the Rock n Roller Coaster Tour where they attend music festivals and ride roller coasters. They also take the time to host a podcast called The Coaster Geeks.
Everybody loves dogs right? Our show is targeted to pet owners, canine enthusiasts and dog lovers everywhere.
Started in Denver, Colorado in January 2009.
Download/Subscribe: The show can be listened to directly from the website, as well as subscribed and listened to on most podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, Radio.com, iHeartRadio, Google Podcasts, Google Play, and TuneIn.
Schedule: Dog Works Radio releases shows daily at 8:00 Am (Alaska Time)
Combined Dog Works Radio has a following of approximately 75,000 on the following platforms.
Robert Forto’s personal Facebook: facebook.com/robertforto
Michele Forto’s personal Facebook: facebook.com/micheleforto
Cast & Crew:
Our hosts are Robert Forto and Michele Forto
Our roving reporters: Alex Stein on Mushing Radio, and Dorothy Wills-Raftery on The Sibe Vibe
Our recording engineer is Robert Forto
Dog Works Radio is edited by Robert Forto
Dog Works Radio credits and intro voice is by Chris Davies at ProVoice USA
Dog Works Radio cover art is by Angry Squirrel Studios
Dog Works Radio graphic design is by Alana Schlang
What some people are saying on Apple Podcasts:
Must have more mush! I’m really enjoying the coverage on mushing! There aren’t enough out there for us lonely mentor less mushers so it is nice to listen and soak up as much as we can via over the wire. Keep them coming!
Great Podcast for Dog Lovers. I’ve been a long time listener and about 250 episodes in. Robert does an amazing job with all of his interviews, always professional and full of great advice.
Great show! I love DogWorks Radio! Robert makes you feel like part of the family and it’s so easy to talk to him. He is a great host!
Very helpful for newcomers
Excellent insight into the Iditarod
Fantastic Iditarod coverage!