Month: July 2019

A Hyper Jack Russell Terrier – Letter to Cesar

A Hyper Jack Russell Terrier – Letter to Cesar a jack russell dog catches a frisbee

Dear Cesar, We watch your program and try to follow your dog training techniques and retraining ourselves and rehabilitating our dog. We have a four-month-old Jack Russell named Wetto. Our dog problem with him is taking him for dog walks. He is taking us for walk —  even though we continuously stop and try to […]

How to Prevent Dog From Barking

How to Prevent Dog From Barking a dog plays with a ball at the park

Let’s face it – dogs bark. Some dogs bark for good reason and some do for apparently little or no reason and some do a little of both. Of course there are also certain breeds that are more prone to barking than others. The dog problem is not always the barking but the need for […]

Well Trained But Not Well Behaved

Well Trained But Not Well Behaved a dog sneaks food off the table

A lot of people think that I’m a dog trainer, but that’s not what I do. I’m a dog behaviorist, which means that I rehabilitate dogs, and I train people. It’s an important distinction, and one that can be hard for people to understand. “But Cesar,” people say, “You get the dog to behave. Isn’t […]

How To Help A Dog With Bad Gas

How To Help A Dog With Bad Gas A dog chews on a ball waiting to play fetch.

Does your dog suffer from a bad case of gas? Any pet owner knows that dog farts are not pleasant for anyone in the house. Your nose isn’t happy, your guests are wondering what that smell is, and clearly your dog’s tummy isn’t feeling its best. If you are wondering what to do when your […]

Challenging Puppy

Challenging Puppy

Dear Cesar, We adopted Cassie, a 10 month-old Shar Pei/Pointer-mix, from a local shelter three months ago. She had a sweet temperament and was always excited. We figured “she’s still a puppy.” She was mouthing and jumping up a lot and needed lots of training, but she seemed to bond to me very quickly. We […]

Are You Keeping Your Dog In Prison?

Are You Keeping Your Dog In Prison?

Wolves hunt as a pack every single day. They did it before dogs evolved and they still do it today. They do it every day, whether the hunt is successful or not — and some biologists have estimated that a wolf pack is only successful in the hunt 5% of the time. Now if a […]

Your Dog Needs Sunscreen Too

Your Dog Needs Sunscreen Too

It’s likely you’re protecting yourself and your human family from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the summer, but what about your dog? You may be surprised to learn that dogs need protection, too. Dogs naturally have protection from their fur, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be burned. Those sunburns can be painful, and […]

How To Redirect A Dog

How To Redirect A Dog

One of the most important skills for preventing your dog’s misbehavior is knowing how to redirect them before they act. Redirection simply means taking their attention away from whatever they’re focused on and bringing it back to you. Don’t confuse redirection with blocking. The former is for use when your dog’s energy level is lower […]

Weird Things Dogs Do

Weird Things Dogs Do

You’re just drifting off to sleep after a hard day at the office, when all of a sudden — WOOF! What the–? Probably just somebody walking by outside that caught your dog’s attention. You close your eyes again and — WOOF-WOOF-WOOF! Now a little concerned, you grab the nearest “weapon” — a plunger — and […]