Jon Bastian

Food Aggression And What To Do About It

Food Aggression And What To Do About It

  When a dog shows aggression to protect his food, it can be a serious issue. Not only is there the danger of other dogs or humans in the house being bitten, but over time it can lead to the dog becoming possessive over everything. What is Food Aggression? Food aggression is a form of […]

The Look Of Love: How Humans And Dogs Bond

The Look Of Love: How Humans And Dogs Bond

There’s a reason that human mothers bond with their newborn children so quickly. This is because the process of pregnancy and birth releases various hormones, particularly oxytocin. When oxytocin works on various parts of the body, it is responsible for causing contractions during labor, as well as allowing the mother to lactate and feed her […]

How To Wolf Up

How To Wolf Up

When you hear the expression “alpha male,” what first comes to mind? You probably imagine a powerful executive shouting at a board meeting, or a drill sergeant, or some other image of the typical overbearing macho type. In other words, while this alpha male is definitely assertive, he’s far from calm. And yet, Cesar insists […]

Castaways Rescue Each Other: Inmates Find Redemption In Dog Rehabilitation

In at least one prison system in the U.S., humans are not the only inmates being rehabilitated. Thanks to Colorado Correctional Industries‘ Prison Trained K-9 Companion Program (PTKCP), inmates work with rescued shelter dogs to provide them with everything from socialization to advanced training as service dogs. The training All of the dogs receive basic […]

Dogs Get A New Lease On Life In 3-D

Dogs Get A New Lease On Life In 3-D

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 to less than […]

Dennis The Dieting Dachshund

Dennis The Dieting Dachshund

Brook Burton has always had dogs in her life, and when she was still in high school, even joined a dog rescue with her mother in Columbus, Ohio. She currently has two dogs, Freddie, a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer/terrier mix, and Dennis, a 6-year-old Dachshund. Brook’s pack Freddie weighs in at a svelte 10 pounds, 4.5 […]

See How These Angels Got Their Halos

See How These Angels Got Their Halos

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 […]

Mastering The Pack

Mastering The Pack

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 […]

Senior Citizen Canines: Dog Breeds For Mature Pack Leaders

People are always asking Cesar, “Which breed of dog is the right one for me?” His answer to the question is that breed doesn’t matter. Energy does. If you want to have a balanced relationship, start with a dog with an energy level the same or lower than yours. However, breed can make some difference […]

5 Essential Command to Teach Your Dog

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