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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: When it Rains it Pours

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: When it Rains it Pours I got an early start yesterday, hopefully to miss some of the rain that just so happens to fall every day here in Willow. It reminds me so much when I lived in Portland. As I was walking around the property I heard something that sounded like a turkey …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: When a Plan Comes Together

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: When a Plan Comes Together I love it when a plan comes together. That was a famous line said by Hannibal in the 1980s TV series the A-Team. Yesterday was just that; plans coming together. I never thought I would get so excited to get a box of tools from the post office but …

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The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: August 8, 2010

The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams: Team Ineka in Alaska August 8, 2010 I have been in Alaska for seven days. As I sit here in my new home I can only conger images of DIY Network’s Renovation Reality show. It is a show that follows the exploits of homeowners as they “try”, yes the operative word is TRY to …

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Training in the Midst of Chaos

By Robert Forto Are you tired of the endless stream of negativity, stress and confusion created by the chaos? I don’t care if you are talking about the economy, job, boss, colleague, your dog, or anything else. Thriving in chaos is a decision not to get sucked into a negative spiral. The choice is personal responsibility. There are ten considerations …

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The Best of the Dog Doctor Radio Show: Cowboy and Wills

The Best of the Dog Doctor Radio Show: Cowboy and Wills This week we are packing for my first trip to Alaska to get our new house in order before the snow sets in and it makes it too difficult to do any of the many construction projects required to make the house a home. On the Dog Doctor Radio Show …

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Give a Dog a Bone, Just Dont Take it Away!

By Robert Forto As a canine behaviorist at Alaska Dog Works I see a lot of dog problems. I deal primarily with canine aggression and nothing can be more frightening than a dog that is possessive. I had a client whose dog was so aggressive if disrupted their entire family’s lifestyle. The client approached me about two years ago and to …

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Influential Dog Trainers and Their Contributions-Part 4

Influential Dog Trainers and their Contributions-Part 4 Over the past several weeks I have posted articles on those individuals that contributed to the dog training world in one way or another and shaped this industry into what it is today. While there are many different “styles” of dog training, much of the principles and techniques can be traced back to …

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Learn from a Dog

LEARN FROM A DOG This article was originally published on my blog in September of 2009. The following story is widely circulated on the Internet. I have no idea who wrote it and I hope the author does not mind if I take the liberty to use it here in this post. A Dog’s Purpose, from a 4-year-old…Being a veterinarian, …

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Dominance Aggression

By Robert Forto Dogs do not see pack members as equals, instead, a hierarchy must be established to show which is of higher and lower rank to keep peace within the pack.  Any number of pack members living together, whether dog or human, must have an established hierarchy in the dog’s eyes, in order to get along.  This hierarchy, although …

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The Future of Iditarod Dreams: Team Ineka-Part 3

The Future of Iditarod Dreams- Team Ineka Part 3 “Congratulations!! You own a home in Alaska! The Deed was just recorded” Text from Dave S. realtor and friend  on July 20, 2010 So now the journey begins. Only just one week after the passing of our dear friend, our dog Ineka, and the inspiration for Team Ineka and the future …

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