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Failure To Communicate – Cesar Millan

By Cesar Millan Communication is key. When I arrive at a new client’s house I usually get two stories. One is the client’s, as he tells me what’s “wrong” with his dog. The other is the dog’s. Before the human even starts talking, the dog lets me know what her problems are with him. The human tells me he can’t understand why when he yells “sit” louder and louder, the dog ignores him. The dog is baffled by the human becoming unbalanced and yelling louder and louder. So many of the issues people have with dogs come right down to

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Dog Behavior

What Your Dog Says About You – Cesar Millan

  Many factors go into a person’s decision to get a dog. They might look for certain traits associated with a specific breed or may prefer a certain size. Some purchase purebreds, while others head to the pound to find a mutt in need of a new home. Whether or not you’ve thought about it, your choice of a canine companion gives people certain insights into your personality traits. What does your dog say about you? Dog breeds: Mutts vs. Purebreds Selecting a purebred dog takes a lot of research, time, and commitment. People that gravitate towards specific breeds tend to

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Barking and Howling

Take The Bite Out Of Barking

Cows moo. Cats meow. Dogs bark. Sometimes, dogs bark way too much, and that can become a problem. But it’s not as difficult a problem to solve as a lot of people think. I don’t think anyone wants their dog to never bark. A little barking at the right time can be very useful, whether it’s to alert you to someone or something approaching your home, or to scare away threats when you’re not there. The trick is to get to that Goldilocks zone of barking — not too little, not too much, but just right. You might be surprised

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All About Dogs

Scared Of Sounds Inaudible To Humans

Do you have issues with your dog when it comes to sounds we humans cannot hear? Below you will find a letter from one of our fans and my answer in how to deal with this issue. _____ Hi there, My dilemma is my nine-year-old Border/Queensland mix Scarlet has trouble with noises.I do my best to redirect and distract. It seems to do her some good to put on the leash and ‘work her’ while she is troubled. This is something that I am still working on, providing that I can hear what she hears. Sometime there are ‘noises’ that I can’t hear

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Dog Behavior

How To Get Your Neighbors To Not Be Afraid Of Your Dog

When your neighbors are afraid of your dog, it can make everything from taking a walk around the block to running into them at the supermarket an uncomfortable experience. In some cases, it can lead to action taken through a Homeowners Association, or even animal control. Taking steps to make your neighbors at ease is important. A change may not happen overnight, but often people are more understanding if they feel that you hear their concerns and are working to address them. Ask The first step is to find out what specific behaviors frighten your neighbor. In some cases, it

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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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Dog Behavior

Dog Park Problems Solved

When my rat terrier puppy first started going to the dog park, he had an incredible fascination with watching other dogs urinate. So much so that he’d stand there mesmerized as they peed and would return from playing with a yellow-stained head. It took Rocky about six times of getting peed on before he realized that he should probably give urinating dogs space to do their business. Upon conversing with fellow canine owners at my neighborhood dog park, I quickly learned that my adventures with Rocky and his yellow head were just the beginning of some of the laughable situations

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Biting

Nipping Puppy Biting In The Bud

It’s natural behavior for puppies to bite. As they begin to teethe, they naturally need things to chew on. Also, dogs generally prefer to use their mouths over their paws for manipulating objects, and this behavior begins in puppyhood as young pooches start to explore their world. It can be cute at the beginning, but a puppy’s teeth are very sharp and they don’t know how hard they’re biting, so the puppy raising experience will generally include that one moment when Fido playfully bites down on a finger and draws blood. Needless to say, this is not a behavior we

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All About Dogs

Dealing With Dog Separation Anxiety

One of the most common phrases used by owners to describe a dog that appears stressed when the owner leaves home—or just leaves the room—is separation anxiety in dogs. We can define separation anxiety as a dog problem behavior that shows itself through symptoms like excessive salivation, barking, whining, destroying items in the home, scratching at walls, doors and floors, and attempting to escape from the crate, or room. Simulated vs. true dog separation anxiety There is true separation anxiety, and there is simulated separation anxiety, in which the dog behavior appears to be separation anxiety but it is, in

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Dog Behavior

Why Do Dogs Lick?

See if this sounds familiar: After going for a long walk with your dog and feeding her, you sit down to relax. She comes over, so you start petting her, but as soon as you do, the licking begins. You’re not a fan, but it isn’t a big deal at first… and then it progresses until she’s slobbering all over your face. This happens every single time you offer affection! Why? Dogs lick their pack members and themselves for many reasons, and if you want to curb the behavior, it helps to understand its cause. We taste good If your

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