Tag Archives: Colorado

31 Nights of Horror: Night 11: Candyman

When my daughter, Nicole was 3 years old I can remember her sitting with her dad on his lap in his Lay-Z-Boy and watching this movie. Here we are 12 years later and she loves this stuff! What have a done? Created a monster? Who says that letting your kids watch scary movies at the age of a toddler will …

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Smash that Ball Flea!

I am so proud of my little girl! Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska and is the starting catcher on the junior varsity team and the back-up catcher on varsity. As a freshman! Nicole is away from home for the first time playing games in Kenai and Homer. On the way down she texted me and …

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NaBloPoMo: What do you do to celebrate a win?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: What do you do to celebrate a win? For the past seven years or so we have played Forto’s Fantasy Football. In early August we gear up for the draft and peruse over a multitude of stats books and prowl the Internet …

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Trails, trails and more trails!

I was a (wannabe) musher for a long time. My first time on the back of the sled was way back in the early 1990’s. I even moved a few times searching for snow–don’t we all? I lived in Minnesota where it is sometimes very cold and the winters can be brutal but often there is not a lot of …

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Holiday Pet Safety

My name is Robert Forto and I am the training director of Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works. I am asked all the time about holiday do’s and don’ts from pet owners. While I always offer an article right around Christmas about training Christmas puppies I thought it would be wise to offer some tips to pet owners on holiday safety before the season’s …

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31 Days of Horror. Day 21: Snowbeast

Every year we have a tradition in the Forto house where we celebrate the greatest month of the year, October, with scare your socks off, hide under the covers, turn on all the lights, sleep with one eye open, fright fest, movie marathon everynight of the month! We call it 31 Days of Horror. My wife bought me a collection of …

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Niko: Let the fun begin!

Yesterday my husband Robert and I purchased a puppy for a client in our executive protection training program. Robert and I decided on a male German Shepherd with him consulting over videos in Alaska (I am in Colorado). After placing the pup–his name is Niko (pronounced Nee-co)–in his new home with our clients last night, training begins right away. Niko …

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Stairway to Heaven?

Umm not quite. Maybe a stairway to a sanctuary. Or better yet stairway to the front door. This weekend, my son, Tyler and I finished the front steps on Fortos’ Fort. It was a project that I have wanted to do since the day I moved in over a year ago. Like all projects, this is one with a story. …

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Dog Works Radio presents Blanket ID

Martin Hubbard of Blanket ID joins hosts Robert and Michele Forto on Dog Works Radio August 7, 2011 at 2 p.m. Eastern Denver, CO–July 29, 2011–The owner of Blanket ID, Martin Hubbard joins Dog Works Radio with hosts Robert and Michele Forto. Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (646)727-3839. The live, Internet talk-radio show …

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Dog Works Radio presents TeleBrands

Founder and CEO of TeleBrands, AJ Kuhbani joins hosts Robert and Michele Forto on Dog Works Radio August 5, 2011 at 2 p.m. Eastern Denver, CO–August 2, 2011–The Founder and CEO of TeleBrands, AJ Kuhbani joins Dog Works Radio with hosts Robert and Michele Forto. Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (646)727-3839. The live, …

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