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How To Be The Pack Leader

  A dog’s mother begins training puppies from birth. She makes them wait for food; she controls when they play and how far they travel. Adult dogs need these same rules, boundaries, and limitations from you, their pack leader when dog training. Calm and assertive A pack leader doesn’t project emotional or nervous energy, so neither should you. In the wild, the pack leader uses calm-assertive energy to influence how the dog interacts with his surroundings. She enforces these laws in a quiet way, as is the case when a mother picks up a puppy by the scruff of the

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10 Of The Smartest Dog Breeds

Pack Leaders always want to believe that their dog is the smartest on the block, and while this may be true, a smart dog can come in many forms. Of course, a smart dog is just potential without a human willing to put in the time and effort to train and channel the dog’s intelligence. While all dogs are trainable, it’s important to understand your dog’s inherent abilities in order to know how to motivate him and bring out his natural intelligence. Here is a list of the 10 smartest dog breeds. Is your dog one of them? Border Collie

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How To Respect Your Fellow Pack Leaders

As a dog lover, it’s likely that you enjoy meeting new pups — whether they belong to friends, family members, or neighbors. But sometimes the excitement over getting to know a new dog can cause you to inadvertently overstep the boundaries of a fellow Pack Leader. Here are a few guidelines you should always keep in mind to help respect the rules, boundaries, and limitations set by other dog parents. If the Pack Leader asks you not to let their dog jump up on you or sit in your lap, comply — even if you don’t mind You may enjoy

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How to ‘Tsch!’

One of the things Cesar is best known for is his use of the sound “tsch” to correct dogs, but the sound itself is not the secret to its success. If you have trouble making the sound, you can use anything, really — a snap of the fingers, a clicker, or even a word like “hey” or “no.” The important part is that you use the same sound consistently. What makes “tsch” work is the intention and energy behind it. “Tsch” is only effective when you deliver it with calm, assertive energy and have an intention — that being what

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Dog Park Etiquette

In this exclusive excerpt from one of the bonus features for Cesar’s  DVD “Essentials of Dog Behavior: Socialization,” he discusses how dogs interact in the park and what to watch for in order to keep your dogs safe. This is just one of the many facets of dog socialization that Cesar teaches in his DVD. Don’t forget to check out Cesar’s Dog Park Tips, and let us know your thoughts on going to the dog park in the comments below. 0

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Dog Psychology

How to Tell Which Dog is Alpha: Dog Pack Hierarchy

Cesar’s Fifth Natural Dog Law says, “Dogs are social pack animals with a leader and followers.” They are happiest when they have this structure because the followers want to be told what to do and know what the leaders expect of them. By the time a dog is an adult, it knows its pack position instinctively and is not going to change it. This is why you can’t turn a follower into a leader. If you put a dog like that in charge, it will become anxious or fearful because it won’t know what to do. The Source of Dominance

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Your Dog Can Be The Secret To Weight Loss

There are thousands of exercise programs and an equal number of theories, books, and videos all claiming to have found the secret to weight loss. But there are very few, if any, exercise programs designed to help you and your dog stay fit together. We went searching for the secret to owner/dog fitness and called on two experts who know something about dogs and exercise. The first is Jillian Michaels, the health and wellness expert, bestselling author, advocate, and television personality. The second is Cesar Millan, the star of Cesar 911 whose fulfillment formula of “exercise, discipline, and affection” has

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How To Get A Dog To Trust You

  We’ve probably all had the experience of asking whether we could pet someone’s dog only to have the dog completely ignore us or try to run away, and it’s not uncommon for adult rescue dogs to be a little aloof at first. It’s easy to take this personally and think that the dog doesn’t like us, but that’s because we’re looking at it from a human perspective. When two human strangers meet, our rules say that we introduce ourselves and shake hands. Dogs don’t have that rule with other dogs or with humans. Dog socialization is different from human

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Train Your Dog To Look At You

Training is a necessary and important part of having a dog. Besides housebreaking, training your dog to look at you may be the most important lesson to teach her. It can not only be immensely helpful at home and out in public, but also important for your dog’s safety. If you can get your dog to focus on you instead of everything else going on around him, it will be easier to communicate with him and teach him other commands — not to mention getting him to ignore that taunting squirrel, far-off bark, or daily visit from the mailman. In

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How Humans Can Learn From Dogs

For centuries, we’ve been teaching dogs to do things for us. Recently, we’ve come to find that man’s best friend is capable of teaching children and adults in ways people cannot. This is how humans can learn from dogs. Working therapy dogs One group, the Pet Prescription Team (PPT) in La Habra, California, works a special team of therapy dogs at Help for Brain Injured Children, Inc. (HBIC), a non-profit school for children and young adults with moderate to severe multiple disabilities. During their sessions, certain exercises are performed, each with a different goal: Walking the dog develops motor skills;

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