Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes dog musher, Meredith Mapes to Mushing Radio. Meredith is signed up to run the 2018 Iditarod as a rookie. She has been running sled dogs since she was a little girl.
“Just mush” -Mitch Seavey
What we discuss on this episode:
- When did you get started in dog mushing?
- Tell us about your dogs?
- Tell us about your plans for running the Iditarod in Alaska.
- Tell us a story about one of your favorite dogs.
Meredith shares a story about one of her lead dogs, Sara Jane!
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:
- Fun on the Run Kennel
- Fun on the Run Kennel on Facebook
- Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto
- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
- Dog Works Radio on Facebook
- Dog Works Radio on Instagram
- KVRF in Alaska
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