Cesar Milan Dog Nation

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Is Your Dog Dominant or Submissive?

Dominant or Submissive? Most pet owners know without question that they (and, to a lesser extent, their human family members) have to be Pack Leaders when interacting with their pooch. He should be submissive even to younger children so aggression and other problem behaviors don’t arise. But different dogs have varying inclinations toward dominance or submission, so how much you’ll need to work to establish this role won’t be the same with every dog. Understanding your dog’s natural inclination can help prepare you, but how do you discover whether they’re more likely to be dominant or submissive? One surefire way

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Dog in mourning: Helping our pets cope with loss

  A heart-tugging image of a brown Labrador retriever named Hawkeye lying beside the American flag-draped casket of his human companion, Navy SEAL Jon Tumilson, went viral on the internet within hours. Pet lovers were moved by the symbol of loyalty shown by the dog who would not leave his best friend’s side. For many Americans, the image also served as a reminder of the lives that were lost on 9/11 and of those who are still serving in Afghanistan. For others, the depiction of a seemingly depressed and heart-broken dog represented the possibility that there’s more to our pets’

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Most common food allergies in dogs

  While it has become common to watch out for the signs of life-threatening food allergies in young children, it still comes as a surprise to some dog parents that their four-legged companions can also suffer from food allergies. Just like in humans, a food allergy occurs when a dog’s immune system mistakenly believes a specific food is harmful. The dog’s immune system responds with antibodies, which triggers a series of dangerous symptoms. Many seemingly random symptoms can be signs of a food allergy in a dog. These include: Chronic ear inflammation Itching Paw biting Poor coat quality Obsessive licking

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5 Steps to Stop Dog Chewing

You walk into your bedroom to find your dog chewing up your favorite pair of shoes. What do you do, and how do you stop it from happening again? Here are 5 steps to reclaiming your shoes, your socks, your sofa, and any other household object your dog enjoys destroying. If your dog chews on everything, here are five helpful tips. Remain calm. Unleashing your anger on your dog won’t accomplish anything. In fact, it can further unbalance your dog – and move him to seek another object to chew to calm down! Correct your dog. Do not try to

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Does your dog resent you?

We’ve probably all experienced that “guilty dog” look — the one that they give us when we catch them doing something wrong and discipline them for it. Body lowered, ears, head, and tail down, maybe squinty eyes. But is it really guilt that the dog is demonstrating, or just submission? And what happens in your dog’s mind after the discipline is over? Understanding dog psychology When we humanize dogs, it’s easy to put labels on their behavior that don’t really apply. Your teenager might resent you for a while if you ground them or take away privileges, and they’ll let

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How to Prevent Dog From Barking

Let’s face it – dogs bark. Some dogs bark for good reason and some do for apparently little or no reason and some do a little of both. Of course there are also certain breeds that are more prone to barking than others. The dog problem is not always the barking but the need for dogs to be quiet at certain times or when asked. I want to talk about the reasons dogs bark in order to help you prevent dog barking. Why dogs bark Dogs bark for a variety of reasons. They may be giving a warning to another

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Your Dog Needs Sunscreen Too

It’s likely you’re protecting yourself and your human family from the sun’s harmful UV rays during the summer, but what about your dog? You may be surprised to learn that dogs need protection, too. Dogs naturally have protection from their fur, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be burned. Those sunburns can be painful, and they can also increase your dog’s risk of cancer. So when should your dog use sunscreen? Your dog is losing hair If your dog is suffering from allergies, coping with hormonal changes, or undergoing chemotherapy, he may be losing a lot of hair, leaving areas

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Tune in for “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation!”

Tune in for “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation” on Nat Geo WILD for Cesar in an all-new show, with different dogs, bigger issues, and a brand-new co-host. Joined by Andre Millan, it’s time for Cesar and son to road trip coast-to-coast and show us all the aspects of “Dog Nation.” Cesar is still providing his expertise to help dogs, but now the mission has expanded to help organizations that are helping dogs, and highlight canine heroes. Andre will provide a millennial perspective while Cesar shares his insights on dog psychology and more. Whether it’s fixing misbehaviors from the everyday to the

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Unique and fun dog house designs

By Juliana Weiss-Roessler Is your pooch house hunting? You may be surprised by the variety of options available. From the modern to the traditional, take a look at these out-of-the-box ideas for keeping your dog cozy. Brick Dog Mansion Designed by craftsman Alan Mowrer, this upscale dog home doesn’t just look fancy, it also has amenities such as running water, electrical lighting, and even A/C and heating. Hacienda Dog House Originally commissioned for a celebrity, this dog house has a Spanish-inspired design and also boasts the amenities of most human homes. Pup Tent Who needs modern amenities when you can

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How to find the right dog walker

By Josh Weiss-Roessler Your dog needs daily exercise in order to stay both physically and mentally healthy, and if your schedule doesn’t allow you to regularly hit the trail with your four-legged companion, you may need to hire a dog walker. However, this isn’t a decision to make lightly: who you choose to walk your dog matters. Anybody can advertise themselves as a dog walker, but that doesn’t mean they have the experience or set-up necessary to keep your dog safe and happy. Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your dog walker is well-qualified and a

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