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Never forget your dreams…

“Never Forget Your Dreams” –Korczak Kiolkowski It was a decade ago with a dog truck full of a rag-tag team of rescued Siberian Huskies, three kids barely old enough to be in school and a dream that was just begining. Michele, the kids and I were heading to the Black Hills Race to the Gold sled dog race in Hill …

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Sniglets Blog

Sniglet* Blog Gizzledipplers (gih’ zul dip lurz) – n. Those annoying waving hands seen on the back of Winnebagos (placed there by people too lazy to be friendly on their own). * A Sniglet is a word that should be in the dictionary but isn’t. Sniglets are the brainchild of comedian Rich Hall, who with a little help from his …

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2010-11 Training Summary

It was my first winter in Alaska and my first year as an Alaskan musher. I had no idea what to expect and I went into the winter full of optimism and eager to learn. It had been quite a while since I was behind a set of runners and I knew I needed several miles before I got my …

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Podcasting: Dog Works Radio Secrets Pt. 3

We continue our three part series on Podcasting: Dog Works Secrets. Read Part 1 and Part 2 The Numbers Our numbers have increased steadily as time goes on. We have had over 100,000 downloads and over 400,000 profile views on just our Blogtalk page alone. Things increased multi-fold once we became a “featured” show on the platform. Promotion A great …

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Podcasting: Dog Works Radio Secrets Pt. 2

iTunes The key to success of any podcast or Internet radio show is being included on iTunes. The link to our iTunes page is Dog Works Radio on iTunes After you have hosted a few shows you can request to be included on iTunes. There is a step by step tutorial on the BlogTalk Radio page under Support. I would …

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Podcasting: Dog Works Radio Secrets Pt. 1

In this three part series I will discuss some of the secrets (and costs) of producing the Dog Works Radio and Mush! You Huskies radio shows. A lot of my friends, fans and rabid readers have been asking me about my Internet radio shows and all that is involved in producing them. I will do my best to answer some …

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Iditarod Bound 2013

  Robert Forto | Team Ineka | Alaska Dog Works | Mushing Radio | Dog Works Radio | Denver Dog Works | Daily Post ___________________ Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows  

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Wheel Dogs

Wheel dogs are those nearest the sled, and a good wheeler must have a relatively calm temperament so as not to be startled by the sled moving just behind it. Strength, steadiness, and ability to help guide the sled around tight curves are qualities valued in dogs. Think of wheel dogs as the offensive linemen in football. These guys never …

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Lead Dog Position

Most people think that every dog team has one dominate “alpha” dog that is the Lead Dog. Jack London writes about this in his books; White Fang and Call of the Wild. History is replete with famous lead dogs such as Leonhard Seppala’s famous Balto, and the lesser known Togo who ran in the now famous serum run that is commemorated in …

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