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: I'm melting! I'm melting!

Hot cars or trucks can create a coffin for dogs left inside. We hear about these devastating cases throughout the year, but for some of us, leaving our dog at home is either not an option or we are taking a road trip for adventures with our canine buddy.

Dog's Eye View: What did you say?

In training our canine companions, it's important to speak the language.

Dog's Eye View: Things that make you say, 'Hmmm'

Our canines are one of the few animals who excel in understanding humans. That’s why we have them in our lives.

Dog's Eye View: I can hear you!

In training animals, raising one's voice can do more harm than good.

Dog's Eye View: Moose on the loose in Steamboat

Awareness and knowledge can prevent human/moose encounters.

Dog's Eye View: "Cross this line, you die"

Letting dogs run off-leash around wildlife can, and does, lead to grave consequences.

Dog's Eye View: Independent thinking in dogs

In multiple dog families — like multiple child families — each member should find their own place.

Dog's Eye View: From apes to canines, it's all about control

Pets need to feel empowered in order to thrive.

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.

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