Skijoring and winter dog care

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Seeing skijoring randomly at Kincaid Park can blow your mind. A dog can pull you on your skis faster than you believed possible. The feeling is much like dog mushing, but much easier to get into because you don’t need an entire team. Your own pet may be able to do it, if you both learn how. In the first half of this next show we’ll talk about skijoring, how it is done, and what it takes to start. In the second half, we’ll focus on the subject of dogs and winter, with information the rest of us need about keeping pets healthy in the cold, including tips for taking your dog on winter outdoor activities. Dog lovers should definitely stay tuned for the next show.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS:  

  • Chuck Pratt – race organizer and member of Anchorage Skijor Club
  • Kim Wells – musher, trainer and member of Anchorage Skijor Club
  • Metis Riley – Co-founder of Straw for Dogs and a dog trainer

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BROADCAST: Thursday, February 23, 2017. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on alaskapublic.org. You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!