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Helping Your Dog Be Social On The Walk

Cesar’s fulfillment formula is Exercise, Discipline, and then Affection, in that order — and the best way to provide exercise is to walk your dog. But one of the areas in which people seem to report the most trouble is … walking their dogs. Their dogs pull ahead, or act aggressively toward other dogs, or bark or snarl at everything. When you experience this type of behavior, it can really be a big disincentive to walking, which just makes things worse. If you don’t walk your dog, it’s not getting exercise, so it isn’t balanced. It’s missing out on the

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Dog Behavior

How To Handle A Dog Begging For Food

Dog begging for food is one of the most common discipline issues that dog owners face. An unfortunate side effect of loving our dogs so much is that we would like to give them everything that they want. So when our dogs start begging for food, it’s almost too much for us to bear… and we cave! With a little willpower and discipline on your part, though, begging can be one of the easiest behaviors to correct. Follow these simple tips to turn your hairy panhandler into a productive member of society once more! Do not give food to begging

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Afraid of Fireworks

Keeping Your Dog Safe When The Fireworks Start

Some dogs have no problem with the sight and sound of fireworks if they’ve been desensitized — hunting dogs, for example, grow used to the sounds and smells of hunting rifles and gun powder. Most dogs, however, are not used to these things, so the Fourth of July can be a particularly stressful holiday for dogs and their humans alike. More pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day, so you should take extra steps to ensure their safety. Keep a keen eye on your dog during the commotion, and make sure your pet is wearing

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All About Dogs

The Stages Of Puppy Growth

Some of us, when we think of a puppy, imagine an adorably tiny dog that can barely open his eyes stumbling around as he explores the world. Others see a whirlwind of doggy energy that can’t keep still for a second because there are too many balls to chase, scents to smell, and things to pee on… and then roll in. There are two reasons for this discrepancy: Puppyhood isn’t something that lasts just a few weeks. Dogs don’t become adults until sometime between 1 and 2 years of age. Despite the fact that they go through a number of

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All About Dogs

Why Is My Dog Whining?

If you have or have ever had a dog, then you’ve probably heard it whine at one time or another. Whining is another form of communication that dogs use, but since a dog’s primary form of communication is through energy and body language, the progression to whining indicates a higher level of excitement and need on the part of the dog. Dogs whine to communicate their physical, mental, or emotional state, and not all whines are created equal. Here are the main categories, and what your dog may be trying to tell you. Physical need If your dog suddenly starts

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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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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 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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