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A dog adopted from a shelter finds it hard to trust people.
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Trust Issue

Misconceptions about Adopting a Dog As we’ve discussed many times here, there are a lot of misconceptions about shelter dogs, a big one being that they are somehow “damaged” and unadoptable. But, really, most of the time the reasons that a dog winds up in a shelter come down to human failure. Dogs end up in shelters because we don’t properly train them, or we aren’t prepared ourselves, economically or personally, to take on the responsibility. If any damage has been done to those dogs, it’s been done by people. Of course, once a dog is in a shelter, its

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To Tell The Truth

Truth about Energy and Balance “Calm, assertive energy” is something that I talk about a lot, and it’s one of the most important habits you can develop in the quest to find a balanced relationship with your dog. When you’re calm, your dog is calm, and everything just goes better. Unless, of course, you like having a crazy, hyperactive dog — although I’m guessing that you don’t. But when it comes to finding balance, your energy is just one part of the puzzle. It’s also important to provide exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order, but these are all part

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Cesar Millan trains a dog to be a pack leader
Cesar Millan

Presidential Leadership with Your Dog

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 time there’s a list of “10 Best Presidents,” whether voted on by the public or created by historians, these two are at the top, usually along with Franklin Delanor Roosevelt. It really says something about their legacy that very few people who were adults when FDR

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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 is to improve the health, happiness, and harmony of dogs and people while helping both species learn from and support each other. A big part of doing that is raising awareness about spaying and neutering to reduce pet overpopulation and, ultimately, to save lives. This

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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 Eric Garcetti. That’s a pretty diverse list of people, but the one I want to tell you about now would have been celebrating her 100th birthday today. Unfortunately, she died in 1995, but you may have heard her name: Ida Lupino. Whether you have or

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The Heart of Cesar Milan’s Dog Training Fundamentals

We’ve often told you about the content of Cesar’s Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training, but that’s not the whole story. We recently asked Cesar to tell us more about the heart of Fundamentals.  You’ll love what he said. And if you want to be a part of the movement, you can register right now for our next session beginning September 12.  We have just a few spaces left!

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A loyal dog is not hard to find, it is one of their best qualities
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Your Dog’s Greatest Super Power

We Can Learn a lot from a Dog’s Character Work Well Together 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. Great Listeners They are incredible listeners, although they listen to a lot more than just words. Every moment, your dog is reading your energy and your body language and reacting appropriately, whether you know it or not. However, there is one trait that is practically

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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 and water skiing, horseback riding and just staring up at the Giant Redwoods. He founded a Boy Scout troop, guiding his three sons to each earn their Eagle Scout Badges and announced play-by-play at his sons’ Little League baseball games. A skilled airplane pilot, he

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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. What is Your Dog Addicted To? If this description seems harsh, then it’s because humans tend to associate the word “addict” with the word “drugs,” and you probably have an image in your mind to go with it — some disreputable looking person, dressed shabbily, lying in an alley with

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New Beginnings: New Years Resolutions for Your Dogs

New Years Resolutions We’re one week into 2018, and I have a question: How many of your New Year’s Resolutions have you broken already? Did your promise to go to the gym every day turn into one trip before you gave up because it was too hard or too crowded? Were you going to end a bad habit but have already gone back to it? How long did your diet last? If you haven’t managed to keep any of your resolutions, don’t feel bad. You’re only human, and the problem with picking an arbitrary start for things like this is

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