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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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Kids And Dogs

Your children’s pets are much more than pals — they can also teach them some valuable lessons about life. “Two of the proudest days of my life were when I introduced my ‘puppies’ into my pack,” says Cesar, breaking into a smile. The “puppies,” of course, are sons Andre and Calvin. When his sons were just one month old, Cesar took them to meet the dogs in his pack. “It’s a very primal thing… I wanted the dogs to be able to smell the placenta.” But not only did the dogs always recognize the scent of his sons, Andre and

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Jada Pinkett Smith Takes The Lead

Among the unexpected benefits of adopting Cesar’s training principles: finding the love of your life. Or so says Jada Pinkett Smith, who credits Cesar with helping to build her self-confidence to the point that, when she met Will Smith more than a dozen years ago, she knew she was ready for a long-term partnership. “I had a bunch of failed relationships before,” says Jada. She blames some of the breakups on a failure to focus, and others on not paying enough attention to the worlds of her suitors. Enter Cesar. They were introduced through a mutual friend with two Rottweilers.

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Can Your Dog Help You Find The Perfect Mate?

Having trouble finding the perfect mate? Tired of dating services that don’t work and blind dates with people with whom you have nothing in common? Before you take yourself off of the market, always remember that you have your dog. That’s right. Enlisting the help of your faithful canine companion could be your best bet at finding your perfect mate. It stands to reason that if dogs can sniff out cancer cells in humans, detect bombs, and locate lost people, they might also be able to find your perfect match. Cesar Millan is a believer. “Dogs live in an instinctual

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When Your Dog Gets Bullied

Just like a “wimpy kid” in middle school, you’ll know if your dog is getting bullied if, in social settings like the dog park, it gets frequently mounted, has food, water, toys, or spots stolen, gets ganged up on, or even gets badly injured. Its response to other dogs will often seem intimidated and defensive — even before any other dogs “act out.” For instance, as soon as they are approached by another dog, they may cower or immediately roll on their back, exposing their belly and showing submission. Dogs that get picked on “in public” may otherwise be happy

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Dog Psychology

How To Be Calm And Assertive

Dogs use constant energy to communicate. Energy is what I call beingness; it is who and what you are in every moment. Dogs don’t know each other by name, but by the energy they project and the activities they share. They know humans in the same way. As humans, we too are communicating with energy – whether we realize it or not. And, though we may attempt to persuade, explain, and rationalize all day long, these energy signals are the only messages getting across to our dogs. The first energy that a puppy experiences after birth is mom’s calm, assertive

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Ask Cesar: Dealing with dogs while on deployment

Recently, we received an email from Julia Terpak, a soon-to-be deployed soldier, who asks, “The stress of leaving my four legged baby is horrid on myself, and thousands of other Soldiers in the same boat. One thing Cesar never touched on… is how to prep your dog for (your) leaving for long periods of time?” Cesar replies: “The important part to remember is that dogs do not keep track of time. They live in the moment, so don’t worry about that. What is important is how you leave. That energy will affect your dog’s association with your departure. You want

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Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues Of Dog Ownership

Benjamin Franklin was born on January 6, 1705 under the old Julian calendar. When the calendar was changed to our modern Gregorian style in 1752, this date became January 17, 1706. If Benjamin Franklin were still alive today, he would be celebrating his 307th birthday this month. Among his many accomplishments were inventor, author, printer and statesman. It would be difficult to be reading this article without electricity, and for those who use bifocals it would be twice as difficult. In his autobiography, Franklin lists his thirteen virtues of life. While not always adhering to them, Ben tried to apply

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 3: When Harry Met Cesar

Harry was an unfortunate dog that lost everything he knew and ended up at Whitehall Dog Rescue. Already seven years old, he outlived his former caretaker, who passed away three days before police found Harry in his apartment. Re-homed twice and returned twice, he is a difficult case. Harry has bad manners and pulls on the lead. His dominant approach to meeting new dogs has led to more than one fight. When Cesar introduces a muzzled Harry to several other dogs, there are no issues, and when Harry meets an entire pack, he is overwhelmed and becomes submissive. However, in

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4 Signs That A Senior Needs A Dog

Do you know a senior citizen who needs a dog? Four-legged friends can help elderly people in all sorts of ways, but adopting a dog may not be an idea they come up with on their own. So, how can you tell whether or not your parents, grandparents, or an elderly neighbor would benefit from the presence of a dog in his or her life? Look for the signs! Loneliness and isolation Many seniors, even those who are fully mobile and can still drive, tend to become more and more isolated and lonely as they age. This is especially true

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