Aggressive Dogs

Aggressive Dogs

Why Dog Bites Happen And How To Stop Dog Biting

5 Main Reasons Dogs Bite Approximately four and a half million people are bitten by dogs in the United States every year and one-fifth of them end up needing medical attention for their wounds. Children are the most common victims with half of bite wound victims being under the age of thirteen. Children are much more likely to be severely injured by dog bites due to their small size and not being aware of how one should act around a dog. Most dog bites occur while interacting with familiar dogs thus the need to educate people and their children on

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Dealing With Obsessive Dog Behaviors

Obsessive dog behaviors and dog fixations can become as seriously harmful as addictions are for humans. When we laugh at a dog that is fanatically mad over a toy, a bone, a shaft of light, a game of fetch, or the neighbor’s cat, it’s like laughing at someone who is a falling-down drunk. Sure, his behavior looks comical at the moment, but the truth is, he’s truly got no physical or psychological control over himself. Someday, he may really hurt himself and those around him. That’s exactly what obsessive behavior is to a dog – an addiction. An interesting fact

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Fleas: The Basics

Fleas aren’t just your dog’s worst nightmare; they can be yours, too. To stop this common parasite, it’s important to understand a little bit about how they operate. The adult fleas on your dog represent only 5% of the total flea population around him or her. The other 95% can’t be seen. Fleas exist in various stages of development — as eggs, larvae, or pupae. All can exist in your carpet, couch, bedding, and anywhere else your dog walks or lies down. The complete flea life cycle lasts between two weeks to almost 170 days; however, the average life cycle

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Cesar’s Dog Training Advice: Barking, Biting, Feeding

Cesar participated in a live chat on Facebook answering dog behavior questions from his fans. Out of the thousands of submitted questions, Cesar answered 15 in the hour-long chat. You may be able to find out helpful tips and advice for yourself as well! How to Train Small DogsUnusual Feeding RoutineDog Barks Viciously at Other DogsDog Bites Visitors’ FeetConstant WhiningQuestion from Dog Whisperer Season 3 GuestDog Eats Too FastOne-Year Old Dog Afraid of EverythingDog Sniffs Everything on The WalkDog Hates Neighborhood KidsMy Chihuahuas Constantly FightDog Aggressive On LeashDog Sniffs Other Dogs’ UrineDog Scared of Traffic and BagsDog Too Old to

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Cesar Millan sits with pretty dog using the new Funny Muzzle
Aggressive Dogs

Muzzles: Not Just For Aggression Anymore!

Contrary to popular belief, a muzzle isn’t only used for aggressive dogs. There are many reasons that a canine professional may use one to help a dog overcome a problem behavior. There are also many ways they can be beneficial to perfectly balanced dogs. Here are just a few of the ways that muzzles are used on dogs that are not aggressive. Vet Visits For certain procedures, some vets make it standard practice to use a muzzle on your dog. It helps to prevent bites and allows them to focus on the task at hand. Grooming Similarly, some groomers will

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Aggressive Dogs

The Rundown On Aggression

By Cesar Millan When people ask me for help with their dogs, I ask them to tell me what they think the problem is. Quite often, they immediately diagnose aggression. “My dog is aggressive on the walk.” “My dog is aggressive around food.” “My dog is aggressive all the time.” In fact, in a recent Facebook survey of my fans, when we asked you to pick the single most serious problem you have with your dogs, aggression was the number one choice. However, more often than not, the dog is not aggressive. It is curious and excited on the walk,

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Reinforcement

You’ve probably heard expressions like “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar,” and every culture has their own version. In Spanish, the saying is “Logras más con una sonrisa que con una paliza,” which in English literally means “You achieve more with a smile than with a beating.” What all of these proverbs basically mean is “You get more if you’re nice than if you’re mean.” Are the proverbs true? Well, that all depends. It depends on who or what you’re trying to get something from. And it’s true — you will get more from being nice

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