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10 Of The Smartest Dog Breeds

10 Of The Smartest Dog Breeds

Pack Leaders always want to believe that their dog is the smartest on the block, and while this may be true, a smart dog can come in many forms. Of course, a smart dog is just potential without a human willing to put in the time and effort to train and channel the dog’s intelligence. […]

Top 10 Dog Breeds That Live The Longest

Top 10 Dog Breeds That Live The Longest

One of the best predictors of a long, happy canine life is the quality of care provided to the dog, but there are other factors that come into play, particularly the dog’s breed. Here is a list of the 10 dog breeds that live the longest, along with their average lifespans. In general, smaller dogs […]

The Real Test Of Leadership

The Real Test Of Leadership

In February in the U.S., we have two holidays in a row celebrating presidents’ birthdays — Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. They are two of the country’s most famous and highly regarded presidents. Both of them appear on our money — coins and paper — and they make up one half of Mount Rushmore. Any […]

Hearts And Flowers And The Art Of Listening

Hearts And Flowers And The Art Of Listening

This Wednesday is Valentine’s Day, which is always a special occasion for me. A big part of why is that I have a really wonderful woman to call my Valentine. The other is that it’s the eleventh anniversary of when I founded the Millan Foundation, now known as the Cesar Millan PACK Project. Our mission […]

The More You No

The More You No

Happy February 4th! This date may not strike you as anything special, but there have been a lot of really famous people born on that date — pilot Charles Lindbergh, civil rights activist Rosa Parks, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh, feminist Betty Friedan, Argentinian president Isabel Perón, Vice President Dan Quayle, musician Alice Cooper, and L.A. mayor […]

Your Dog’s Greatest Super Power

Your Dog’s Greatest Super Power

Dogs have a lot of admirable traits that humans can learn from. They can be tireless and persistent in pursuit of a goal, and they can work together very well with other dogs whether they’re pulling a sled, herding sheep, or hunting prey. They are incredible listeners, although they listen to a lot more than […]

Martin Greene: Family, Love And Dogs

Martin Greene was a man of integrity, with a huge heart and big accomplishments. He would be 90 today. (January 28) During his 50-plus year career in the construction industry, he built exquisite private homes, classy shopping centers and beautiful apartment complexes all over Southern California. He was an avid sportsman who loved boating, snow […]

Your Dog Has A Secret

Your Dog Has A Secret

I hate to break it to you, but your dog is an addict. She may appear absolutely normal and function perfectly well, probably follows commands (usually), and plays nicely with others at the dog park. But if she doesn’t get her fix regularly, it can make her a little crazy. If this description seems harsh, […]