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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 Could Become Lifesavers For Seniors

Cesar constantly reminds us that our dogs reflect our energy, but a study recently presented at the 2013 UbiComp conference in Zurich, Switzerland, could take that to a whole new level. Soon, dogs may serve to alert first responders and family members when their elderly owners are having health problems — simply through their behavior. How Can Dogs Alert First Responders? The key to making it work is determining a baseline of normal behavior for a dog, and researchers have done this by developing a remote-sensing, water proof collar. Initially, they combined video with the data from the collar in

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Dog Behavior

Dog In The Middle: Avoiding Relationship Problems

By Cesar Millan According to a recent survey from the Associated Press and Petside.com, 14 percent of people would choose their pet over their significant other. That’s a pretty amazing statistic, and only serves to reinforce how much many of us love our furry friends. After all, they can’t cook dinner for us, earn an income, or plan a romantic evening, but human partners still fall short for many people. More importantly, as some in the survey point out, their pets won’t ever let them down, either. Unfortunately, the survey isn’t asking the right question. It’s not “who would you

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Baby girl sits outside in grass with calm and happy dog
Dog Behavior

The 5 Stages Of A Baby-Canine Friendship (Part 2)

By Cesar Millan Have you added a baby to your pack recently? Then you know that the challenges of the baby-canine relationship extend well beyond that initial meeting. In the early stages of development, you’ll encounter the Newborn and the Baby Alarm, and then the Sitter and the Food Thief, as discussed in part 1 — but things only get more interesting as your baby continues to develop. Here are a few more dynamics you may encounter as a new parent with a dog. Stage 3: The Crawler and The Test Subject Uh-oh! That dog better watch out — baby’s

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