Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes author, Susannah Charleson to talk about her new book, Where the Lost Dogs Go: A Story of Love, Search and the Power of Reunion. We also dive deep into dog training, search and rescue dogs and much more.
The mission to reunite lost pets with their families starts with Susannah’s own shelter rescue, Ace, a plucky Maltese mix with a mysterious past who survived months wandering lost. While Susannah formally studies animal behavior, lost-pet search tactics, social media strategies, and the psychology of loss, Ace also steps up for training. Ace reveals a nose for the scent of lost pets, and together they help neighbors and strangers in their search. When unexpected heartbreak shatters Susannah’s own sense of direction, it is Ace—the shelter dog that started it all—who leads Susannah home. In WHERE THE LOST DOGS GO, Susannah unpacks the world of lost with her own unique blend of experience as a rescuer, advocate, expert, and the way she connects all this to the world around us.
What we talk about on this episode:
- How Susannah got started in working with dogs
- Search and rescue dogs, service dogs and more
- The story of Ruff Draft
- A favorite story from the book
Host, Robert Forto’s Bio: Robert Forto 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:
- Susannah Charleson on Facebook
- Susannah Charleson’s website
- RSS feed for our show: https://dogworksradio.libsyn.com/rss
- Alaska Dog Works
- Robert Forto on Twitter: @robertforto
- Dog Works Radio on Twitter: @dogworksradio
- Michele Forto on Twitter: @micheleforto
- Alex Stein on Twitter: @coldfootfilms
- Dog Works Radio on Facebook
- Dog Works Radio on Instagram
- KVRF in Alaska
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- Podcast Movement 19 in Orlando
- The AORE & AEE Joint National Conference
- Live coverage of the Alaska Dog Works Dryland Derby 2019
- Rock n Roller Coaster Tour 19#rocknroller19 to live host The Coaster Geeks Podcast
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