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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: Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood! Today was a good day. I got the doors painted and met the neighbors. This truly is a mushers paradise. There are mushers all around me. Three that I know of and two of them run Siberians! I can sit in my quasi-living room and see the tallest peak in North America, Mount McKinley, some call …

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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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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 Power of Your Mind in Dog Training

By Robert Forto Next  week we will have an encore airing of one of most popular shows, Mind-Body Dog Training on the Dog Works radio. If you want to change the way your dog performs this is something you will not want to miss. Think about it, you are about to head into the ring for a big obedience match …

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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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New Successes, Creative Ideas and our Culture

By Robert Forto This article was originally posted on our old blog (http://www.fortoblog.com) I will continue the series here. This is a new day of a new week of a new month of a new decade in a new century. It is special isn’t it? Last year was a tough year for all of us in this recessed economy where …

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