Month: August 2019

Inside Your Dog’s Mind: What They Feel For You

Inside Your Dog’s Mind: What They Feel For You A dog looks at his owner

It’s something we dog lovers have likely pondered any number of times when our pet looks at us with those wise, wide eyes: “I wonder what he’s thinking…” Two recent studies are moving us closer than ever to a definitive answer. In a UK study, two researchers at Goldsmiths College in London, Deborah Custance and […]

6 Types Of Working Dogs and Their Specific Jobs

6 Types Of Working Dogs and Their Specific Jobs A dog with glasses, shirt and tiesits in on a meeting

While most of our dogs are spoiled pets that do no work harder than begging for treats, many dogs were originally bred for working. Knowing what your working dog was meant to do can really help you understand its behavior. If you are looking for a new dog, knowing about the breed(s) can help you […]

How To help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas And Ticks

How To help Protect Your Dog Against Fleas And Ticks A dog bites at a spot where fleas are infested.

When you and your family enjoy the warm weather of spring and summer, don’t forget to take steps to help protect your dog against fleas and ticks. Recent years have marked the warmest winters and overall weather ever recorded in the continental United States1. While the mild temperatures and early spring weather have been great […]

Rehabilitating A Dog That’s Been Bitten

Rehabilitating A Dog That’s Been Bitten A dog looks sad after being bitten by another dog

It’s probably in every dog lover’s top five nightmare scenarios — your dog is attacked and bitten by another dog, possibly seriously enough to require veterinary care. It can be traumatic for everyone involved, human and dog. So what’s the best way to deal with the situation, when it happens and afterwards? If it hasn’t […]

A Single Baby Step

A Single Baby Step Cesar Millan with his son Andre

Here’s something I’m pretty sure almost everyone learned at one point but doesn’t remember doing: How to walk. It’s a pretty basic skill that we develop before our brains really start making memories, but as any of us who’s been around toddlers has seen, it doesn’t come without a lot of trial and error. Before […]

Dogs Coming To The Rescue Of Children

Dogs Coming To The Rescue Of Children A girl sits with her protective dog

The Jordan family dog is a bona fide hero. Benjamin and Hope Jordan had recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina when they hired 22-year-old Alexis Khan to sit for their 7 month-old son Finn. Khan had come up clean on a background check, but after about five months, the family noticed that their dog, Killian, […]

Why Dogs Eat Grass — And How To Prevent It

Why Dogs Eat Grass — And How To Prevent It A dog chews on some grass because he is bored.

Your dog begs to be let outside, immediately downs several mouthfuls of grass… and then promptly vomits it all up. Or maybe your dog is more of a connoisseur, hunting for just the right blade to nosh on, with no side effects afterward. It’s a common behavior that baffles many dog owners. In fact, one […]

Things My Dog Ate

Things My Dog Ate A dog digs in the trash looking for a snack.

Have you ever found something bizarre in your dog’s droppings or had to rush to the veterinarian because he ingested something that he shouldn’t have? Even the best-trained dogs have had days where they decided to munch on something outrageous. This is such a common problem that there have been entire shows, such as Nat […]

Your Dog Is A Verb

Your Dog Is A Verb Cesar poses with one of the dogs he is training.

Think back to how you learned your first language. Chances are that before you went to school, you were able to have basic conversations with your parents, generally by the age of two-and-a-half. Your sentences were not grammatical, but they communicated. And you got to this point by listening and repeating. As a baby, you […]