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The Puppy Selling Ban Debate

“How much is that doggy in the window?” used to be a common phrase across America. For most people, getting a puppy meant going to the locally owned pet store to pick one out. No one ever thought about where the puppies came from and the condition of that place, or about dogs sitting in shelters. Today, a war is raging on whether or not pet stores should be legally allowed to sell puppies. According to the Best Friends Society, twenty states have passed some type of legislation that either bans puppy selling altogether or creates standards for selling puppies,

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Dog Care

Introducing A Puppy To Walking On A Leash

by Martin Deeley Patience is Key The one thing I find about training dogs is that there are no hard and fast rules. Some dogs take to a collar and leash easily and some do not. Some owners have to put their dogs on a leash the moment they get them—especially if they live in apartments and there are leash laws—and some may not put their dog on a leash for a few months. I have worked with many different dogs and owners over the years, and the most important features of introducing a leash is patience, calmness, confidence, taking

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Junior’s Story

If you’ve seen Cesar live or have watched his recent TV shows, then you’ve met Junior, the gray and white pit bull who is always by his side. Junior celebrates his birthday every year in August, on the same day as Cesar’s but, as many of Cesar’s fans know, Junior is the second pit bull to hold the position of “right-hand dog,” having taken on that mantle when Cesar’s previous pit bull, Daddy, passed away on February 19, 2010. This is Junior’s story. Daddy’s story Junior’s story really begins almost twenty years ago, when Cesar first met four-month-old Daddy in

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Dog Psychology

Puppy Love: Do Dogs Have Emotions?

There’s no doubt in my mind that dogs have emotions. They feel joy after a job well done. They feel sad when a pack member passes away. And they feel love for their family members – their pack. However, it’s important to remember that those emotions are different from our own. The feelings that dogs experience aren’t connected to complex thoughts. They don’t have ulterior motives or doubt. Their emotions are pure and honest. Your dog isn’t lying to you when he communicates that he loves you. The more you fulfill your dog’s needs, the more this connection will develop

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Dog Care

Puppy Love Pupcakes Recipe

Grab your apron and wooden spoon — it’s time to bake yummy and organic Puppy Love Pupcakes. This is a spaghetti and meatballs cupcake dish with a romantic twist for your pooch’s Valentine’s Day celebration. Chef Laly’s inspiration for Puppy Love Pupcakes came from the movie “Lady and the Tramp.” Her Doggie Bag Café’s clients in Miami give this recipe two paws up. So, preheat that oven and let’s get started! Ingredients (All natural ingredients) 1 lb. ground beef (100% grass fed)* 1 bag of thin rice spaghetti 1 medium carrot 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 2 eggs 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1

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Dog Care

Introducing Kids To A New Puppy

Kids and puppies have lots in common: They’re inquisitive, impatient, and easily excited! This is why it’s important to carefully supervise first encounters between a new puppy and your children. But the rewards are wonderful — a truly close bond and a lifelong love of dogs. Follow these 10 steps for a happy relationship. Until you’re sure that the puppy and the child know how to behave around each other, you should always be present. Stay in the background, but be observant and ready to step in if a situation looks like it’s going wrong. Let the puppy nose his

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Dog Behavior

Puppies And Exercise: How Much Is Too Much?

By Cesar Millan I’m often asked, “Is there such a thing as TOO much exercise for a puppy?” My feeling is that as long as you are careful and attentive to your puppy, the puppy is the best one to tell you what is too much exercise. 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 important to resist pushing them beyond this point. Even if your puppy wants to keep exercising and running, some things you should

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All About Dogs

Caring For A Newborn Puppy

Congratulations, you’re a proud new dog owner, and your little bundle of joy is ridiculously cute! Now comes the hard part: learning how to care for a puppy. If you’ve cared for a dog before, you might think that you already know everything there is to know, but newborn puppies are a bit different. You need to be prepared if you want to help your new friend through the first few weeks of her life. Here are 5 tips to help both of you survive intact and come out on the other side happy and healthy. Feeding a newborn puppy

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Puppy Is Too Distracted On The Walk

Dear Cesar, I have a nine-month-old, 100 lb puppy who I walk every single day for the amount of time you recommend in your new book. My problem is he is getting to know a lot of people in my neighborhood and now every time I pass someone I know on a walk, he insists on stopping and walking with them and refuses to go at my pace… even if I start to run ahead. I have tried every style of collar I can find, including choke and pinch collars, and the upside-down leash that I’ve seen you use many

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All About Dogs

Rehabilitating A Puppy Mill Dog

Cesar is not alone when he recommends “adopt, don’t shop” when getting a new dog, but a substantial number of pets still come from puppy mills, whether direct from a pet shop or breeder, or via a rescue or shelter. Rescuing a puppy mill dog Puppy mill dogs require extra attention and training in order to rehabilitate them because the conditions they were brought up in are horrible. Unlike reputable breeders, who take the steps necessary for the comfort of their breeding dogs and puppies, puppy mills treat their dogs as products to be churned out as quickly as possible.

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