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Why Socialization Is Important

You might be wondering why dog socialization is so important — I have an entire DVD in my “Essentials of Dog Behavior” series dedicated to socialization in different situations, like at home, on the walk, and in the dog park. So, again, why is socializing your dog so important? Here’s why. The biggest reason that people have trouble with their dogs is that they have forgotten how to let them be dogs. The more we humanize our dogs, the more confused or neurotic we make them. A dog doesn’t know how to be a human any more than a human

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Why Dog Bites Happen And How To Stop Dog Biting

5 Main Reasons Dogs Bite Approximately four and a half million people are bitten by dogs in the United States every year and one fifth of them end up needing medical attention for their wounds. Children are the most common victims with half of bite wound victims being under the age of thirteen. Children are much more likely to be severely injured by dog bites due to their small size and not being aware of how one should act around a dog. Most dog bites occur while interacting with familiar dogs thus the need to educate people and their children

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5 Keys To Handling A Dominant Dog

  Like humans, very few dogs are natural born leaders, but you may wind up with a dominant dog that would normally take the lead position in the pack. If you are not the Pack Leader yourself this can cause problems, as a dominant dog will gravitate toward being in charge given the chance. However, if you take the steps to establish yourself as leader of the pack, you can have a wonderful and balanced relationship with a dominant dog. Here are five things to keep in mind when dealing with an alpha dog. You Need to Be Even More

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People Need To Be Taken Seriously When They Grieve The Death Of A Pet

When Doug was younger, his amateur soccer team had just lost its playoff game. Needing a pick-me-up, he made the choice to stop by his local animal shelter – puppies had always brought a smile to his face. Naturally, he wasn’t at all looking to adopt, but at the time, five-month-old Delia managed to change his mind. “I had her for 17 years,” Doug said tearfully during a psychotherapy session. “I knew it would be rough when she died, but I had no idea… I was a total wreck. I cried for days. I couldn’t get any work done. And

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How To Help Dogs Get Along

  It’s an all-too-familiar scenario. Two humans try to blend their existing packs and wind up with their dogs fighting and creating chaos. It can happen with roommates moving in together, people trying to date, or even when bringing a new dog into an existing pack. It doesn’t have to be this way and, short of having one or more dogs that are red zone cases (which will require a professional trainer’s help), you can take steps to prevent this problem before it happens or solve it if it does. Before the dogs meet One big mistake people make when

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Before You Adopt A Dog

By Cesar Millan With the overpopulation in shelters around the country and the high numbers of euthanization–4.5 million pets a year according to the Human Society–adopting a dog is one of the best things you can do to help this problem. But, before you go out and adopt a dog, there are some important steps you need to take and questions to ask yourself to make sure you are ready. From knowing how to choose the right dog to being armed with the information you need to develop a harmonious relationship with your new dog, these tips will help prepare

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How To Get Your Dog Ready For The Baby

Congratulations! You’re expecting a new human addition to the family, and it’s likely you’re preparing by setting up the nursery, shopping for diapers and other necessities, and taking a class in newborn care. But don’t overlook one important step: getting your dog ready for this life change. Here’s the good news: it’s likely your dog is already aware something is up. Changes in the mom-to-be’s scent and body have clued him into the impending arrival. And even if you’re becoming parents by adopting or expecting through a surrogate, there are still things going on as you prepare — your excitement

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6 Types Of Working Dogs and Their Specific Jobs

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 pick one that fits your family. Herding Dogs Possibly best known from the famous collie depicted in “Lassie”, herding dogs (German Shepherds, Shetland sheepdogs, border collies, Cannan dogs, Komondors, etc) were bred to help ranchers move their livestock. In addition to herding, a lot of

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Dog Bite Prevention

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 million people are bitten by dogs. According to the AVMA, the most frequent victims of dog bites, in order, are children, the elderly, and postal carriers. That 4.5 million figure may seem high, but it represents just under 1.5% of the population. Additionally, while that

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Cesar’s Dog Training Advice: Barking, Biting, Feeding

Cesar participated in a live chat on Facebook answering dog behavior questions from his fans. Out of the thousands of submitted questions, Cesar answered 15 in the hour-long chat. You may be able to find out helpful tips and advice for yourself as well! How to Train Small Dogs Unusual Feeding Routine Dog Barks Viciously at Other Dogs Dog Bites Visitors’ Feet Constant Whining Question from Dog Whisperer Season 3 Guest Dog Eats Too Fast One-Year Old Dog Afraid of Everything Dog Sniffs Everything on The Walk Dog Hates Neighborhood Kids My Chihuahuas Constantly Fight Dog Aggressive On Leash Dog

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