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Dog Mushing Terminology

What Does Dog Mushing Mean and What are Some Common Terms? Mushing is a method of exercising your dog, ideal for high-energy dogs. Mushing involves dogs transporting loads using a harness and sled designed to protect the dog from injury. Mushing is a French term used to describe the sport, which has a long history,

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Latest Podcast Episodes

In this episode we talk to Junior Iditarod champ, Emily Robinson.

In this episode we talk about Jason’s last Iditarod, getting back into the sport and more.


Who Were the Participants in the 1925 Serum Run?

The 1925 Serum Run to Nome, also known as the Great Race of Mercy and The Serum Run, was a transport of diphtheria antitoxin by dog sled relay across the US territory of Alaska by 20 mushers and about 150 sled dogs across 674 miles (1,085 km) in 5+1⁄2 days, saving the small town of Nome and the surrounding communities from a developing epidemic of diphtheria. What were the names of the men who ran the 1925

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Who Was Leonard Seppala?

No dog driver has the status, renown, and respect of his colleagues as Leonhard Seppala. His fame has lasted far beyond his brief national acclaim following the race to Nome against an epidemic. His greatness has long outlasted his success as a racer. Before he died in 1967 at the age of ninety, Seppala had

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Eddie Duque

Sprint Musher, Eddie Duque Join hosts Robert Forto and Kourosh Partow as they welcome dog driver, Eddie Duque of Alaska to the Dog Works Radio Show 

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Iditarod Champion Rick Mackey Dies at 71

Iditarod Champion Rick Mackey Passes Away Iditarod champion Rick Mackey died Monday in Fairbanks, Alaska following a 19-month battle with cancer, according to his family. A Facebook post shared by daughter Brenda Mackey expressed grief at the loss but found comfort that the loss came tied to a family tradition — the number 13, the

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WorkOutDoors Review

There are not too many apps that work well for dog mushing. Of course there is Mush-o-meter, Map My Ride and other apps on your iPhone that are clunky and cumbersome at times but with the release of the Apple Watch Ultra in mid-2023, there in one app that stands up against the rest. It

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learn dog mushing in college

Learn Dog Mushing in College

Learn Dog Mushing in College Did you know that students at two of Alaska’s universities can learn how to dog mush?  Our own managing partner of Mushing, Robert Forto teaches the course each winter.  The course(s) aptly called Dog Mushing, is really an introduction to the lifestyle, several dog powered sports, history, and a lot

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Ron Hayden

Dog Driver Ron Hayden Join hosts Robert Forto and Kourosh Partow as they welcome dog driver Ron Hayden from Ohio, USA to the podcast on Dog Works Radio 

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Bikejoring in Alaska

Michele Forto gives tips and tricks for starting to bikejor with your dogs


Interview w/Bridgett Watkins

Robert Forto interviews Bridget Watkins about running in the Iditarod and more.


John Rasmussen

Volunteer Spotlight: John Rasmussen is the heart of ASDRA

John Rasmussen is described by his fellow ASDRA board members as “The Rock of Gibraltar.” He is the man behind the scenes at Alaskan Sled Dog & Racing Association. John quietly takes care of day-to-day operations at the club. Summer may find him walking the trails in the park, fixing bridges and repairing or replacing

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Issue #196

Mushing Magazine