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The Dog Blog is a community of ordinary dog lovers who have come together to discuss our extraordinary dogs. Each Monday, a new topic is introduced. If you've got an opinion, share it. If not, look for the current "anything goes" topic and introduce a discussion of your own. On Fridays, weigh in about your training questions and successes.
Your host: Mike Lewis is a little-dog nerd and the proud owner of Eddie and Jillian, a pair of Yorkies who think they're huskies, and Lucy, a sweet Chessie. R.I.P., Rusty. Contact mlewis@adn.com

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Friday training talk: Treadmill training

Use this space to discuss training issues -- brag about successes, lament setbacks or bounce a question off the group.

Our first commenter below sent me an interesting email about treadmill training for dogs. She wants to teach dogs how to do it and video the training for use on a future web page. She's a former musher who now does, if I remember correctly, kicksled-joring. She loves it and uses treadmill training as a way to get the dogs in shape and train on lousy weather days.

Reply to her comment if you're interested.

And for discussion sake, what do you think of treadmill training for dogs? One of mine used it for physical therapy, and it was very helpful. But I haven't sprung for a treadmill, so the training stopped there.

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