Riley Dyche

Robert Forto

Robert Forto

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

Join host, Robert Forto as he welcomes musher Riley Dyche to Mushing Radio. Dyche is signed up to run the 2018 Yukon Quest sled dog race and we get a chance to talk with him about the upcoming race season.


Bio:I started running dogs in 2010/11 during college in Colorado working for a winter tour operation there. I was captivated by the dogs desire to run and pull and the team dynamic among them when in harness. I moved to Alaska in the summer of 2013 to work for Alaska Icefield Expeditions where I met Matt Hall, that following winter I handled for Matt and helped him prepare for his rookie Quest run. After handling for Matt for a season I spent the following two winters handling for Ryne Olson and then Sven Haltmann before starting my own kennel during the summer of 2015.

On this episode we discuss:

  • How Riley got started in mushing
  • Tell us about your dogs?
  • What races are you planning on running this winter?
  • Tell us about the upcoming Yukon Quest

Favorite quote:

“Count on happy dogs.”

Photo credit: Riley Dyche

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: 


Darkhorse Sled Dogs

Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto

Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms

Dog Works Radio on Facebook

Dog Works Radio on Instagram

KVRF in Alaska 

Photo credit: Tim Muto

Favorite Quote:

What gets us into trouble is not what we do not know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so. -Mark Twain

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Robert Forto

Robert Forto

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

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