Dog Behavior

A cute puppy plays fetch in the backyard with his owner. Games like fetch, hide-and-seek, tugging, and chasing are great ways to play with your pup.
Dog Behavior

Puppies And Exercise: How Much Is Too Much?

I’m often asked, “Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for a puppy?” I feel that as long as you are careful and attentive to your puppy, the puppy is the best one to tell you what too much exercise is. Puppies often do not have enough muscle tone to take long runs, but there are always exceptions. Most puppies will tell you when they have hit their limit, and it is vital to resist pushing them beyond this point. Some Things to Be Cautious About Dangers of Over-Exercising Puppies Your puppy is growing just like a human

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A German Shepherd on a walk with his owner barks because he senses danger ahead. The body posture also suggest he is ready to attack the threat.
Barking and Howling

Why Dogs Bark

Dogs use a variety of cues to communicate with each other and humans. They verbalize thoughts, feelings, or opinions through growls, whines, or barks that can be loudest when it’s time for them to take action on something they don’t want you doing! If your dog barks, there is a reason why. It may be simply a response to a stimulus, like a jogger running by the house—or it may be your dog’s way of asking for help. It would be best if you found out why dogs bark to stop them from barking. Some Reasons Dogs Bark Barking is

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A puppy has collected his owner’s shoes while she is away at work. Separation anxiety is causing the dog to chew on items that are forbidden.
Cesar Milan Dog Nation

Steps to Stop Dog Chewing

It’s happened to all of us. We come home from a long day at work, and our dog is excited to see us. But when we enter the door, we realize that our house has been turned into a disaster zone. Chewed-up furniture, shredded pillows, and god knows what else… It’s enough to make you never want to leave your dog alone again. But don’t worry – there are ways to stop your dog from chewing everything in sight. This post will outline tips and tricks for preventing your pup from ruining your favorite things. Understand Why Your Dog is

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Small dog barks at others on a walk in the grass.
Agression

How To Stop Barking

Dogs have a natural need for barking. It is their primary way of communicating after expression and body posture. Dogs will bark as a warning to protect their pack and territory. They will also bark to express excitement. Those forms of barking are rarely a nuisance and don’t last long. That is why nuisance barking almost always has the same cause and the same solution. When a dog barks excessively, it’s telling you that it is bored and is looking for stimulation or a challenge. Pack Leadership Inevitably, excessive barking indicates there is a problem with the human, and not

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Dog is jealous of new puppy playing with a baby in the house.
Dog Behavior

Do Dogs Get Jealous?

For decades it has been assumed that humans are the only species that experience jealousy and the unique emotion of unfairness, however, a recent study done at the University of California San Diego claims to show that dogs do feel jealousy. The study was performed by having humans engage with three different objects in front of their dogs: a book, a plastic jack-o-lantern, and a realistic looking stuffed dog that moved and made sound. The results show that, when the human was paying attention to the fake dog, their dogs were much more engaged and more likely to show behaviors

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Example of The Funny Muzzle By Cesar Millan Yellow Muzzle
Cesar Millan

Why Cesar Millan Created The Funny Muzzle

What do you think about when you hear the word “muzzle”? Do you picture a dog wearing one of those devices that prevents them from biting? A muzzle is designed to stop dogs from biting and acting out, but many people believe that muzzles are cruel and hurtful to the animal’s overall health.  This article will discuss the problems with traditional muzzles and why they can cause physical and mental harm on your pet. Then we will talk about how Cesar Millan created an alternative with his Funny Muzzle for your pup! The Problem with Traditional Muzzles Appears Scary to

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spay and neuter world of difference - cesar’s way
All About Dogs

How to Approach a Fearful Dog

Approaching a fearful canine can be an intimidating experience for both you and the dog. Whether it’s your own pup that is fearful or a dog you just met in the neighborhood, approaching a fearful dog requires attentive awareness and an understanding of the dog’s behavior. If you’re unsure how to approach a fearful dog, you have come to the right place. Today, we’ll cover the details on how to help a fearful dog gain trust in you and how to stay safe in the process. We’ll also share a helpful video from Cesar that explains how to approach a

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a dog is timid and fearful even in her own surroundings
All About Dogs

Persistent Dog Anxiety And Fear

Cesar, I have a two-year-old Pomeranian who is afraid of everything; and so worried about things falling on him.  Although since I’ve had him (about one year), nothing has fallen on him.  He even approaches his food dish as if a snake will attack at any minute. Drinking water is the same, he is always prepared to run away. I have tried to show calm and assertive direction and a matter-of-fact attitude. Is there anything more I can do? Alice Jackson Read Cesar’s Advice Below Dear Alice, This sounds like a self-esteem problem, so you must approach it delicately. We want

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Barking and Howling

Barking Up The Wrong Tree?

I get questions about barking almost every day, and unlike other common behavior problems, with barking it’s almost always the same problem and solution. What I tell people is this – barking is natural! It’s one of the most important ways dogs communicate. Energy is their main form of communication, but some barking is normal. It can be: 1) A form of warning or protection. 2) A warning letting others know “this is my territory.” 3) A form of excitement, such as when a dog barks when he wants a ball. The bottom line is simple–as the pack leader–you should

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Agression

Breed And Aggression

By Cesar Millan I deal with a lot of red zone cases, and I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed. Any breed can cause trouble. The difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the bigger breeds can cause proportionately bigger damage. It is important to recognize the power of a strong breed, like the pit bull, the Cane Corso, and the Mastiff. These dogs are very powerful and, if they are unbalanced, they can cause serious injury. Remember, these dogs don’t dream of being in the news when they grow up. Dogs don’t premeditate

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