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Growing Up With Pit Bulls

By Cesar Millan My sons grew up with pit bulls. There was a lot of prejudice against pit bulls back then just as there is today, and I can remember them getting asked what they thought about pit bulls. They wouldn’t know how to respond to that question. Because my kids just like all children don’t think along the lines of breed. “Breedism” is something that society pushes on them later in life. I have pictures of Andre with his bottle lying down on Daddy. The first time he played with water in a bucket, he was surrounded by 20

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Fun Facts About Famous Pit Bulls

Pit bulls have been a big part of the entertainment industry and the lives of celebrity owners. Here are some of our favorite pit bull stars of the movies and TV and some of the celebrities who took them home. Here are Fun Facts About Famous Pit Bulls Pit Bulls on TV, Movies, and Print The pit bull was so respected in the early 1900s that the military chose an image of a dignified pit bull to represent the country on World War I propaganda posters. The pit bull is the only breed to have graced the cover of Life

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How Did Pit Bulls Get Such A Bad Rap?

If current news reports are to be believed, pit bulls have been attacking and biting humans left and right—to the point that many communities are considering breed-specific bans on pit bulls. Would it surprise you to learn that pit bulls used to be America’s darlings? Before the mid-80s, stories of pit bull attacks are practically non-existent. There is even some confusion over exactly which breed of dog is a pit bull — the definition includes the American pit bull terrier, the Staffordshire terrier and, at times, the bulldog. This confusion seems to have dogged the breed from the beginning, as

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Dog Behavior

Dogs And Cats Under One Roof

Hi Cesar: I just adopted a two-and-a-half-month-old Blue Nose pit bull. She is pure-bred and very gentle but still a puppy. My challenge is I have two one-year-old cats, and they have been hiding since the dog came into our household. The dog lunges at them to play, and it freaks them out. I think the dog just wants to play with them. What should I do to get them to all live together peacefully? Cathi Lane Cesar’s Answer; Dear Cathi: Generally, the reason dogs–or any animal–will hide is because they sense the energy from a newcomer is not stable

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Responsibility

By Cesar Millan A month ago today in Little Rock, California (a small town located forty miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles), a woman named Pamela Devitt was out for a jog when she was attacked and killed by a pack of four dogs. Of course, the dogs were immediately identified as pit bulls in the headlines, whether they were or not. So far, only one dog’s photo has been released, and it is clearly a pit bull mix — but the problem with most news stories about people being attacked by dogs is that every dog becomes a pit

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Dog Breeds

5 Ways You Can Help Pit Bulls

By Jon Bastian It is sad how pit bulls are so often misunderstood. So, we are calling pit bull lovers to step up to the plate and help clear up the misunderstanding once for all, and here are our suggestions on how you can become involved and help restore the good reputation of this wonderful breed. Be a responsible owner As Cesar has taught us, the problem is not the breed, it’s the human. If you have pit bulls in your pack, make sure that you have trained them properly, and that they get sufficient exercise. Provide your dog with

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Dog Breeds

Remembering Daddy

By Cesar Millan This Wednesday marks a sad anniversary for me, but it’s important to share. Seven years ago, on February 19, 2010, I gathered together with my family and our veterinarian to say good-bye to the big, beautiful Pit Bull who had been my right hand dog for sixteen years. A lot of my fans remember him. Daddy. And to those of you lucky enough to have met him, you saw what I always knew. Daddy was a very special dog. He was with me way before I became famous, and he was also the one who chose Junior

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How Daddy Chose Junior

By Cesar Millan Every February 19th, I have moments of sadness, as it marks the anniversary of my Pit Bull Daddy’s passing. I still miss him terribly but when I think of all the amazing times we had together and all the great things that he taught me, I realize how lucky I was to have had him in my life for so long. And when I look in Junior’s eyes, I think about the last gift Daddy gave me. How Daddy Chose Junior I had never had a dog quite like Daddy. When my boys, Andre and Calvin, were

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How To Care For Your Pit Bull

Pit Bull Characteristics Pit bulls are commonly confident, people-oriented dogs that can develop a strong sense of dependence on their humans. Caring for a pit bull requires an extremely responsible person. Because of their affectionate but dependent natures, it is particularly important to provide balance with Cesar’s fulfillment formula, making sure that they have plenty of exercise and discipline before they receive affection. Because of their dependence upon humans, pit bulls respond well to positive reinforcement training and praise—they want to impress you by learning new tricks and showing submissive behavior. Despite popular misconceptions, pit bulls do not make ideal

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What Does Your Dog Breed Say About You?

By Nicole Pajer From a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and display an array of temperaments. Studies suggest that the type of dog breed that you choose can tell a lot about your personality. The following are a few generalizations about what owning a certain breed says about your personality. How similar to your dog breed do you think you are? Bulldogs Bulldogs are determined, persistent, and do not give up easily. People who own bulldogs are said to be silly and love to laugh but can be viewed as stubborn

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