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Cesar Millan with a pack of dogs
All About Dogs

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 Problem with Humanizing Dogs 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

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Example of The Funny Muzzle By Cesar Millan Yellow Muzzle
Cesar Millan

Why Cesar Millan Created The Funny Muzzle

What do you think about when you hear the word “muzzle”? Do you picture a dog wearing one of those devices that prevents them from biting? A muzzle is designed to stop dogs from biting and acting out, but many people believe that muzzles are cruel and hurtful to the animal’s overall health.  This article will discuss the problems with traditional muzzles and why they can cause physical and mental harm on your pet. Then we will talk about how Cesar Millan created an alternative with his Funny Muzzle for your pup! The Problem with Traditional Muzzles Appears Scary to

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Aggressive Dogs

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 on

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A German Shephard gets checked by her veterinarian because she has been sneezing, coughing, and has little energy. The vet will test for canine influenza.
Dog Care

Can Your Dog Catch The Flu?

By Nicole Pajer UPDATE, January 30, 2018: recently reported on a breakout of dog flu in several states, including California. The strain affecting dogs is canine H3N2, a different strain than the similarly named human H3N2. Flu season has arrived—for humans and dogs. As people march into medical centers to nab their annual vaccination, veterinarians across the country are recommending that dog owners consider a similar immunization for their four-legged companions. The canine flu (H3N8) aka “the dog flu” is a contagious respiratory infection that was first discovered in 2004 when the virus jumped from horses and began affecting

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A sad dog looks out the window while his owner is at work for the day. Learn how to recognize the signs of depression in dogs and how to help your furry pal.
All About Dogs

Warning Signs of Dog Depression

Dog depression is similar to the kind we as humans experience. There are all kinds of ways to tell if people are depressed. They might stop eating — or eat more to dull the pain. They might cry a lot more — often unexpectedly. There’s a good chance they’ll start withdrawing from life by avoiding friends and family members and possibly even calling in sick to work. And, of course, they can simply tell us they’re not feeling good. Our dogs don’t have this option, but that doesn’t mean they can’t feel sad or depressed. While there’s not as much

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Two alpha dogs show their dominance by fighting. Dominant dogs can be trained to be calm and submissive. It takes patience and consistency for best results.

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 typically take the lead position in the pack. If you are not the Pack Leader, this can cause problems, as a commanding dog will gravitate toward being in charge. However, if you take steps to establish yourself as the pack’s leader, you can have an excellent and balanced relationship with a dominant dog. Understanding Dominance in Dogs  Dominance is a natural behavior in dogs, but it can lead to aggression and other behavioral issues if not properly managed. By understanding the

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A cute dog gets ready to go through an indoor obstacle course that her pack leader set up because the weather outside is too cold for prolonger periods.
Dog Psychology

Indoor Activities for Dogs

In an ideal world, we would all walk our dogs twice daily, 30 minutes to an hour each time. Unfortunately, our world is not always ideal; in fact, it’s sometimes downright inconvenient! When harsh weather hits or circumstances make it difficult or impossible to venture outside for physical exercise, don’t despair! There are indoor activities for dogs  that you can enjoy right in the comfort of your own home. Benefits of Keeping Dogs Mentally and Physically Stimulated Indoors Keeping a dog mentally and physically stimulated indoors is essential for overall well-being. Dogs are active animals that require regular exercise and

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A dog goes through weave poles as part of an agility training course. Canines can experience many benefits from this training, including improved health.
Dog Care

Benefits of Dog Agility Training

Are you looking for a fun way to bond with your dog and put his instincts to work? Check out dog agility training. Agility exercise is an exciting, interactive way for you and your pup to stay in shape and have fun. Dog agility is a competitive sport, but it can also be an excellent way for your furry friend to learn new things and bond with you. It tests your pup’s mental and physical agility, as well as its obedience skills. With the right approach and consistent training, you can develop teamwork between you and your canine while working

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A puppy has an accident when her owner returns from running an errand. With proper training and consistency, dogs can overcome this behavior.
Dog Care

15 Steps to Overcome Submissive Urination

What is Submissive Urination in Dogs? Submissive urination is a dog’s uncontrollable, instinctive reaction to the presence of another dog or human that they feel is superior or intimidating to them. It is a subconscious response that cannot be controlled. While it is not a housebreaking issue, it is more likely to happen when the bladder is full. This behavior can often be a reaction to a specific action, such as putting a leash on the dog or simply leaning down to stroke him. Difference Between Excited Urination and Submissive Urination in Dogs Excited urination is different because a puppy

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A dog is at the dog park with his owner.
Dog Park

Dog Park Etiquette

A local dog park is an excellent place for many reasons; however, not all dogs will thrive in this environment. If you’re planning on bringing your pup with you when visiting friends or going on a hike, then make sure they are socialized at home first! Consider these tips before taking your pet somewhere where there may be other canines without supervision- it’ll save both parties from unwanted interactions later down the line. Common Dog Park Rules Park rules will vary from one place to another. These rules should be posted conspicuously near park entrances; if not, ask about them

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