Dog Works Radio presents RuffGrip Leashes

August 1, 2011

Leslie Munroe of RuffGrip leashes joins hosts Robert and Michele Forto on “Dog Works Radio” August 3, 2011 at 4 p.m. Eastern

For Immediate Release

Denver, CO–July 29, 2011–The owner and proprietor of RuffGrip leashes, Leslie Munroe joins Dog Works Radio ( with hosts Robert and Michele Forto.

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (646)727-3839. The live, Internet talk-radio show will stream in from the host page at

“These leashes are amazing,” said Robert, host of the program. “I have used a lot of leashes over the years but if they can withstand the rigors of daily use in a sled dog kennel, they deserve an A+ in my book.”

An archive will be available at the same link immediately following the show or listeners can subscribe to the archives via RSS feed located on the host page. Read more about the host and the discussion on

About RuffGrip

At RuffGrip they make unique pet products that make life easier. Especially for the larger and working dogs but they work well for small dogs too!

In business since 1998, and based in the Berkshires in Massachusetts, RuffGrip started within the equine manufacturing industry to insure the quality of materials as well as the durability of their products. They soon moved over to the pet industry producing some of the toughest leashes on the planet.

“We believe that if you spend your hard earned money on pet products that they should last for years,” said Leslie Munroe, owner of RuffGrip. “Our customers count on us for comfort, quality and strength in our products. Our dog customers range from the three pound Pekingese to the 165 pound Mastiff. We have a money back guarantee that if you don’t like something you purchase, from us, return it no problem. We ca say that because we have only gotten back three leashes in 12 years.”

Visit RuffGrip on the web at

About Dog Works Radio

Dog Works Radio is an interactive, live Internet talk-radio show that focuses on canines sports, working dogs and training. Hosts Robert and Michele Forto explore the advice, training tips, information and personality that is so unique to those who chose to work with dogs as a lifestyle, not a career. Callers are encouraged to call (646)727-3839 to listen or ask questions. The stream and achieves are available at The show is live every Sunday at 12 noon Mountain/ 2 p.m. E.T. The show is hosted hosted in Alaska and Colorado and brought to you by Denver Dog Works and Twine Group Media.


Press Contact

Michele Forto


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Denver Dog Works: Camp Works Dog: Indy

July 28, 2011

Client’s Name: Beth L.

Dogs Name: “Indy”

City: Denver, CO

Breed: Potcake

Likes: playing!

Pet-Peeves: new situations, tight spaces, sudden movements

Favorite Toy: Stuffed Lamb

Favorite Treat: chewy rawhides

Favorite Walk: where ever we go!

Best Trick: Camp Counselor “Qyain” says it’s good that my mom found Michele at Denver Dog Works because she can help me figure out the world and not feel so scared. I don’t like it when people walk up behind or suddenly go in front of me too closely – I have nipped and bitten people on their ankles. Michele and Kyle are working to help me gain confidence.

Arrival Story: I first came to Denver Dog Works to learn how to handle anxious situations, boundaries, and to utilize obedience, manners, loose leash walking to be confident.

Bio: I am 1 years old and my mom traveled to the Turks and Caicos Islands to rescue me. You see I’m not a purebred or a pedigree. I’m fun-loving mutt. You can learn more about my breed by clicking on the breed tag above.

Motto: “Around The World”

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Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and Alaska Dog Works and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You HuskiesandDog Works Radio Show

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New group classes coming soon to Denver Dog Works

July 21, 2011

At Denver Dog Works we pride ourselves on coming up with new and innovative ways to offer training for your dog. We have been in the Denver area for more than four years now and we have always had a great group of clients that continue to come to our training center over and over again.

But in today’s day and age of T.V. trainers and well over 200 companies and individuals offering some form of dog training in Denver, we decided to go back to our roots.

When we opened our training school in January of 2006 we had a group class almost every night of the week. This was great for pet owners to have a place to come to train their dogs in a group setting with small class sizes, a variable curriculum, and trainers that have tons of experience training just about every breed of dog.

So in the coming weeks we are exploring the possibilty of bringing nightly group classes back to Denver Dog Works.

We ask you, pet owners of Denver, is this something that may interst you?

Please take our poll

If you have questions about our group classes or any other program offered at Denver Dog Works please give us a call at 303-578-9881 or visit our website.

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Sperm sniffing dogs help sniff out rapists

July 18, 2011

Police have a new weapon in the battle against rape after a suspected sex attacker was sniffed-out by a dog specialising in smelling sperm.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested for the crime in Karlskrona after southern Sweden’s only trained dog helped gather evidence at the crime scene that will now be used to convict him.

Read more at Mail Online

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Lifetime Group Training

July 14, 2011

Lifetime Group Training

At Denver Dog Works we do not offer many group classes.  Instead we offer one group class specifically
geared at our clients to keep them practicing with their dog for their dog’s
lifetime.  In this class you will not
only keep your dog keen on the skills that he’s already learned through
training with Denver Dog Works but you’ll also get the opportunity to learn new
more advanced training commands and handler skills.

At Denver Dog Works we are always learning!  Be sure to utilize this program to take
advantage of our new skills as well.

This weekend only we are offering this class outside of
having to sign up for another program.
You a friend or a family member can sign up for just $99.00!










Hurry in on July 16, 2011 at 4:00pm to take advantage of
this offer.  Mention this blog post!


Michele Forto is the lead trainer for Denver Dog Works and the co-host for Dog Works Radio Show.

Canine Connection: Study Explores How Dogs Think and Learn About Human Behavior

July 13, 2011

ScienceDaily (June 9, 2011) — Dog owners often attest to their canine companion’s seeming ability to read their minds. How do dogs they learn to beg for food or behave badly primarily when we’re not looking? According to Monique Udell and her team, from the University of Florida in the US, the way that dogs come to respond to the level of people’s attentiveness tells us something about the ways dogs think and learn about human behavior. Their research, published online in Springer’s journalLearning & Behavior, suggests it is down to a combination of specific cues, context and previous experience.

Full Story at Science Daily

Editors Notes:  It’s amazing how as humans we place humanistic explanations onto our canine companions behavior.  I see in my service dogs that the stronger the response to the attentive human the stronger the dogs capabilities are in being manipulated into serving their human.


Michele Forto is the lead trainer at Denver Dog Works and the co-host of the popular Dog Works Radio Show





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