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Challenging Puppy

Dear Cesar, We adopted Cassie, a 10 month-old Shar Pei/Pointer-mix, from a local shelter three months ago. She had a sweet temperament and was always excited. We figured “she’s still a puppy.” She was mouthing and jumping up a lot and needed lots of training, but she seemed to bond to me very quickly. We signed up for training class and continued with regular exercise. Mainly I walked her, but to drain energy more quickly, I took her to the dog park to play fetch. The first couple of times she was fine. Then on one visit, a dog showed

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All About Dogs

Stopping Your Dog From Stealing Your Food

After enjoying a delicious family dinner, you take your plate to the sink. You turn back to grab the dish of leftovers — and your dog is already standing on the table and chowing down! How did he get so fast? If your dog steals food, it can make you paranoid. You work hard to keep everything out of reach. You make sure to push in the chairs, so she can’t climb up. You hammer the lesson into your kids that they can’t leave food sitting around. But it doesn’t really stop the behavior. And it can be incredibly frustrating.

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Dog Training

Take Your Dog To Work

Recent research seems to confirm what dog owners have known all along — that dogs in the workplace can lower stress and absenteeism while increasing employee productivity. Companies are beginning to take note. The benefits of having dogs at work have become so widespread that, for an increasing number of companies, Take Your Dog to Work Day on June 20 won’t transform many offices so much as it will maintain their status quo — that dogs are welcome all the time. About 1.4 million owners take some 2.3 million dogs to work every day, according to an American Pet Products

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Agression

When Dogs Play Too Rough

Roughhousing is part of the fun of being a dog. Playing is a way for dogs to explore their world and to socialize with other animals and people. It is completely normal, safe, and healthy in most cases, but it can become dangerous if it goes too far. Dogs may play-bite, lunge, swipe, and even bark at you or other dogs during play, but it will normally be done in a gentle, friendly manner. However, playful activities can take a turn for the worse if the dog begins to bite or play in a way that harms people or other

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Choosing a Professional Trainer

How Cesar Built A Successful Dog Training Career

Do you want to work with dogs? Here’s the story of how I created a successful dog training career— and a fulfilling life. I hadn’t been living in Los Angeles long when I landed a job washing limos. There was one big perk—the owner had two dogs, and I got to train them in the yard while I cleaned the fleet of cars. Soon after, my boss asked me to train his friends’ dogs, too. One day, however, he called me in and told me I was fired! That was difficult because I really needed the money, but it set

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Dog Behavior

Helping Your Dog Be Social On The Walk

Cesar’s fulfillment formula is Exercise, Discipline, and then Affection, in that order — and the best way to provide exercise is to walk your dog. But one of the areas in which people seem to report the most trouble is … walking their dogs. Their dogs pull ahead, or act aggressively toward other dogs, or bark or snarl at everything. When you experience this type of behavior, it can really be a big disincentive to walking, which just makes things worse. If you don’t walk your dog, it’s not getting exercise, so it isn’t balanced. It’s missing out on the

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All About Dogs

6 Tips For Mastering The Dog Walk

Here are six dog training tips on how to walk your dog and master the dog walk. When I’m out with my dog pack, I often walk about ten dogs at a time, sometimes even off-leash if I’m in a safe area. People are amazed by this, but it’s simple: the dogs see me as their pack leader. This is why dogs follow me wherever I go. Here are 6 tips for mastering the dog walk. 1. Walk in front of your dog. Walking in front of your dog allows you to be seen as the pack leader. Conversely, if

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Basics

Potty Training A Puppy

More Solutions Potty training a puppy is not as daunting a task as it might seem. It just requires consistency and commitment on your part. In the video below, Andre Millan gets a few more pointers on potty training from Dog Psychology Center trainer Todd Langston. Get more tips below the video.   One of the biggest areas of difficulty for people who adopt puppies is potty training. In fact, if the humans don’t complete the process properly, it falls into the category of training issues that is one of the most common reasons why dogs are surrendered to shelters.

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All About Dogs

Dealing With Anti Social Behavior In Dogs – Cesar Millan

Dog socialization begins almost from birth, when the mother dog starts teaching her pups what they can and cannot do. If they break the rules, she corrects them immediately and if they wander too far off she brings them back. If all goes well, by the time those puppies are a bit older, they know their place in that pack, respecting other dogs with a higher position and guiding dogs with a lower position. That’s if all goes well. However, quite often when humans adopt a puppy very young — twelve weeks is not uncommon — they fail to continue

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All About Dogs

Problems Walking Your Dog? – Cesar’s Best Tips and Tricks

Many people don’t take their dogs on as many dog walks as they should because they have problems keeping their dog under control. Whether it’s the dog pulling, lunging, or other dog problems, there’s hope! Here are my tips on how to walk your dog, stay in control, and make sure you have the right dog collar and leash. Please take time this month to work on the dog walk. 1. Be aware of your energy and body language while walking dog. Make sure you are communicating a message that says, ‘I am the pack leader!’ Keep your head up

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