Recent News

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February 7, 2012: Robert interviews Yukon Quest veteran, Hugh Neff on the My Yukon Life podcast.

February 2, 2012: Robert appears on Talk2theAnimals radio show to talk about mushing and Team Ineka.

January 2, 2012: Robert is selected to participated in the Serum Run Boot Camp.

August 2011:  Robert is participating in the blog challenge: 30 Days About Me.

May 10, 2011: Robert appeared on the Las Vegas, NV radio program– The Dave Scott Show talking about pet ownership.

April 8, 2011: The newest member of Team Ineka arrives in Alaska. Bodhi, a male Siberian Husky.

March 5, 2011: Robert has the honor and privileged to run the tag sled in the Iditarod Ceremonial Start with Hugh Neff

February 5, 2011: Robert and Michele attend an executive leadership seminar in Portland, Oregon.

January 4, 2011: Story appears in the Alaska Dispatch about Robert’s quest to train for the Iditarod.  Training for the Iditarod means a life gone to the dogs by Craig Medred.

September 2010: Robert announces his intentions of running his first Iditarod qualifier, the Knik 200 in January 2011

September 24-25 2010: Willow Dog Mushers Association Symposium

September 2, 2010: Alaska Dog Works is open for business offering canine training, behavioral consultation and board and train services in Anchorage and the Valley.

September 1, 2010: Alaska Dog Works files with the State of Alaska to do business in Alaska

August 8, 2010: The Future Home of Iditarod Dreams daily blog starts

August 4, 2010: Robert moves to Alaska to start training for his 2014 Iditarod run.

July 2010: Service Dog in Training “Toby” and his handler appear in an article about Denver Dog Works’ service dog training program in Denver’s Your Hub newspaper.

July 13, 2010: Robert is sad to report that his beloved dog and inspiration for everything he does with canines, Ineka, has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Ineka was 12. You can find out more about Team Ineka at

July 12 2010: Robert and Michele purchase home in Alaska for the future home of Team Ineka.

July 26, 2010: Robert conducts Canine Aggression Management Seminar at Denver Dog Works.

May 2010: Robert becomes the national dog sledding examiner for

April 2010: Michele Forto becomes Denver’s Dog Training Examiner for

March 2010: Mush! You Huskies radio show hits the air!

September 20, 2009 : Denver Dog Works attends the Summerset Festival in Littleton, CO and Team Ineka puts on a demonstration.

September 19, 2009: Denver Dog Works attends The Parker Barker Days in Colorado and hosts The Dog Doctor Radio Show live with special guest from the upcoming show Rescue Tales Radio.

September 15, 2009: Robert Forto welcomes Iditarod musher, Hugh Neff to Prairie Middle School.

August 30, 2009: Denver Dog Works attends Maxfund’s Lucky Mutt Strut at Washington Park, in Denver.

June 27, 2009: Denver Dog Works attends the Goose Chase in Greenwood Village, Colorado and promotes Team Ineka for the first time on the air.

May 2, 2009 : Denver Dog Works attends The Furry Scurry at Washington Park in Denver and hosts the first live remote of the Dog Doctor Radio Show.

March 28. 2009: The Dog Doctor Radio Show. Dog Parks Do we Need More?

March 7. 2009: Iditarod Bound 2013! Robert Forto announces his intentions of running the Iditarod in 2013 on The Dog Doctor Radio Show.

February 10, 2009: Robert Forto meets with the Aurora Chamber on ways to get more involved. Robert discusses plans to host a seminar on social networking and business marketing. Robert also joins a tips and leads group and the Ambassadors program.

February 7, 2009: The Dog Doctor radio show discusses service dog training with Russell Ingram and a special guest: Dr. Forto’s 11-year old daughter Nicole Forto, tells her story.

January 31, 2009: The Dog Doctor Radio Show premieres on

November 20, 2008: Robert and Michele Forto become service dog evaluators for The Foundation for Service Dog Support.

November 20, 2008: Denver Dog Works joins the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce and the Toastmasters group for networking.

November 12, 2008: Robert and Michele attend a marketing seminar in conjunction with the Greenwood Village Chamber of Commerce. Web 2.0 was discussed (ie. Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin). Denver Dog Works and The Ineka Project will be implementing this programs as a way for us to utilize customer service more efficiently.

November 11, 2008: Robert Forto and Michele Forto sit for an exam to become certified to offer testing of service dog teams trained by individuals.

November 6, 2008: Robert Forto attends a seminar on Animal Law in Denver. Topics of interest that were covered were: service dogs, animal cruelty, changing laws in regards to pets, and more!

October 30, 2008: Denver Dog Works acquires Berlin and Gina as service dog prospects.

October 2008: Alaric owned by Denver Dog Works is placed with a puppy raiser family in Centennial Colorado.

October 2008: Robert Forto’s blog; hits the Internet. In the coming weeks pod casts and video casts will be added to this blog. Also training updates will be included for dogs at Denver Dog Works in our board and Train program.

September 6, 2008: Denver Dog Works attends the Parker Barker Days festival in Parker, Colorado. There was a big turn out and we enjoyed the experience.

September 1, 2008: ZZ, owned by Teri Descina was awarded the Canine Athlete of the Month in a contest put on by Denver Dog Works and Rocky Mountain Sports magazine. If you would like to nominate a dog for the next canine athlete of the month please visit our athlete page or send us an email any time.

August 10, 2008: First Aid and Canine CPR graduates: Russell Ingram, Nicole Forto, Tyler Forto, Paula Hart and Chelsea Keehn became certified in canine first aid and CPR at Denver Dog Works.

August 8, 2008: Canine Athlete of the Month for August: Ripley, owned by Randi Bolton of Colorado was elected at the Canine Athlete of the Month. Ripley is a six year old Rottie and is a AKC/UKC champion and competes in obedience, rally, herding and carting. He is also a registered therapy dog. If you would like to nominate a dog for the Canine Athlete of the Month Contest please email us at

July 19, 2008: Puppies!: Alaric was the single puppy born to Boudica at Denver Dog Works. He is healthy male.

July 4, 2008: Denver Dog Works has teamed up with Rocky Mountain Sports for a canine athlete of the month contest.

July 3, 2008: Denver Dog Works is a vendor at Littleton, Colorado’s Red, White and You festival at Clemment Park.

June 5, 2008: Denver Dog Works apprentice trainer, Leah Morse becomes a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers.

June 4, 2008: Keyna, owned by Denver Dog Works, and Story owned by Denver Dog Works apprentice trainer, Leah Morse passed the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test.

May 10, 2008: Denver Dog Works is a vendor at the Fire Hydrant 5 in Ft. Collins, Colorado and they donate 100.00 to the Larimer Humane Society.

May 8, 2008: The formation of Snowcrest Canine Sports Association’s is discussed. SCSA will concentrate on canine sports and education. Club memberships will be available.

May 3, 2008: Denver Dog Works is a vendor at the Furry Scurry. They donate 250.00 to help save homeless pets.

May 1, 2008: Denver Dog Works partners with North Metro Animal Hospital to offer classes at the hospital located at I-70 and Pecos. Please check out our classes page for times.

April 19 and 20, 2008: Denver Dog Works is a vendor at the Colorado Pet Expo.

April 12, 2008: Brady enters into service dog training with new owners Patty and Bill Drexler.

April 11, 2008: Robert Forto and his wife Michele attend the Aurora Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet.

March 11, 2008: Robert Forto is interviewed for an upcoming Dog Fancy article on Pets and Divorce.

March 10, 2008: Qyain and Gunnar arrive from Rocky Mountain German Shepherds. These dogs are in training and available. Serious inquires only please.

February 28, 2008: Dr Robert Forto’s article on dog parks appears in the Rocky Mountain News’ Your Hub section.

February 27, 2008: Story enters Therapy Dog Training: Story, owned by Leah Morse, an apprentice trainer at Denver Dog Works, enters into our Therapy Dog Training Program. Story is a 3-month old Boxer.

February 22, 2008: Robert Forto speaks to students at Eagle Crest High School in Centennial, Colorado about dog training careers.

February 22, 2008: Denver Dog Works offers a lifetime drop-in obedience group package to a local area elementary school’s fund raising event. The silent auction will be held in April.

February 20, 2008: A story about Romeo, who is being trained by Denver Dog Works appears in the Rocky Mountain News.

February 19 2008: Otto, Aren and Boudica (German Shepherds) are brought from Georgia to be trained and placed as working dogs and/or companions. We will keep you updated on our website on their progress.

February 15, 2008: Robert Forto and Lyndsay Morton visit the Heritage Club, an assisted living center in Aurora. The residents loved Ineka and Sunshine and the director invited us back next month.

February 14, 2008: Robert Forto’s article titled Evicted: Pets and the Foreclosure Crisis appears in the Rocky Mountain News’ Your Hub section today.

February 1, 2008: Denver Dog Works joins The Chamber of Commerce of Aurora.

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