Day: July 4, 2015

(R)Overprotective: When Dogs Watch Out Too Much

(R)Overprotective: When Dogs Watch Out Too Much a man and his dog go for a walk to teach and train

While part of a dog’s job is to warn us of potential danger in the environment, sometimes they can overdo it. A dog giving a couple of barks when the mailman comes by is fine, but if a dog barks constantly throughout the day, it’s not. Likewise, while it can be normal for a dog […]

See How These Angels Got Their Halos

See How These Angels Got Their Halos A dog enjoys a beautiful day at the park

Since dogs experience the world through nose, eyes, ears, if a dog goes blind or deaf it doesn’t hold them back as much as a human, since we rely more on our eyes and ears. Dogs are pretty good at adapting so that they can navigate by scent or sound alone, and their whiskers also […]

How To Keep Your Dog From Being Stolen

Dognapping may not be at the top of your list of concerns, but unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon that’s on the rise. The American Kennel Club estimates that pet theft increased 28 percent from 2012 to 2013 alone. Dogs can be stolen for a number of reasons. Purebreds may be sold to pet stores, puppy mills, […]

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Everybody has something they’re good at and other things they’re not good at. A person who can easily learn new languages might be terrible at math; a master chef might understand nothing about car repair; a star football player might not be able to balance a check book. For those particular things that come easy […]

Dogs Get A New Lease On Life In 3-D

Dogs Get A New Lease On Life In 3-D a dachshund sports his new walking aid

3-D Printing Technology 3-D printing is a fairly new technology that is rapidly moving toward the mainstream. Although the technique was first described in 1981, it wasn’t until early in this century that commercial printers began to be produced, but only in the last five years that prices have dropped to consumer-friendly levels, from $20,000 […]

Dog Bite Prevention

Dog Bite Prevention A dog looks like he is about to bite someone.

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, sponsored by a coalition including the United States Postal Service, State Farm Insurance, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The event is designed to raise awareness of dog bite statistics and help to educate the public on preventing dog bites. Every year in the U.S., around 4.5 […]

Mastering The Pack

Mastering The Pack Cesar Millan walks with pet owners and their canines.

One of the exercises that Cesar has everyone who attends his Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training I course do is the pack walk. One-by-one, everybody takes charge and walks a pack of eight or more dogs, all at once. It can be an inspiring sight as someone who had trouble walking just one dog […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Cesar Millan with his mom.

One of the greatest miracles of life is motherhood. It’s the reason that almost all advanced animal life survives: one generation gives birth to the next, and then sees it to adulthood. At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work. As humans, we know that we should take care of our children by making sure […]