Dog's Eye View columns

This weekly column about dog training publishes on Fridays in the Steamboat Today.

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Dog's Eye View: The other side of the story

Awareness and a leash can prevent an unpleasant encounter while walking your "friendly dog."

Dog's Eye View: It's the little things that count

Dog training never ends.

Dog's Eye View: It's hotter than you think

Short waits can add up to extreme heat for dogs confined in cars.

Dog's Eye View: News from the barking lot

The advent of spring prompts neighborhood dogs to come outside and say, "hello."

Dog's Eye View: Distracted training yields disjointed results

Distracted training methods lead to disjointed training results.

Dog's Eye View: Reaching critical mass

Leaving dog poop on the ground is not recycling. It’s a pollutant, and it’s damaging our environment.

Dog's Eye View: Use it or lose it

Use it or lose it; teaching dogs new behaviors requires frequent practice and reinforcement.

Dog's Eye View: A walk in the park

I remember what I learned at the stock dog workshop. My dog and I need to work together as a team everywhere.

Dog's Eye View: You get what you pay for

We use food as a reward/reinforcer for behavior we want to see more of when we train dogs.

Dog's Eye View: My dog is friendly

Not all people are social butterflies. Not all dogs are social butterflies. Some people may prefer solitude or small groups of friends as do some dogs.

Dog's Eye View: Close encounters of the worst kind

This time of year with snow on the ground and sidewalks and trails narrowing to single file, the encounters between dogs and humans take on a new and frightening aspect.

Dog's Eye View: Life is good — update on Max

We love this little guy. He is a permanent part of our lives, and we are cruising along with minimal difficulties. I’ll share what I mean by minimal.

Dog's Eye View: Buddy, I need a sick day!

If I can only say one thing, it is “Train that puppy and keep that training in place for the foreseeable future.”

Dog's Eye View: Does this ring a bell?

Pavlov and prevention of separation disorders

In preventing and treating separation disorders between pets and owners, classical conditioning along with other methods can help to overcome or lesson the anxiety attached to being left alone.

Dog's Eye View: Socialization: Everybody knows about that, Part 2

We left off in Part 1 with a general overview of experiences that puppies have during the first 12 weeks of life. Within this period of time, there are important sub-plots.

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