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5 Essential Commands You Can Teach Your Dog

Having a trained dog isn’t the same as having a balanced dog, but if your dog knows a few basic commands, it can be helpful when tackling problem behaviors — existing ones or those that may develop in the future. So where do you start with dog obedience training? You could take a class, but it’s not necessary; you can do it yourself. In fact, with the right attitude, it can be fun for both you and your dog! Sit This is one of the easiest dog obedience commands to teach, so it’s a good one to start with. Hold

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‘You Can See Each One Of Them Transforming.’

We’ve often told you about the content of Cesar’s Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training, but that’s not the whole story. We recently asked Cesar to tell us more about the heart of Fundamentals.  You’ll love what he said.  And if you want to be a part of the movement, you can register right now for our next session beginning September 12.  We have just a few spaces left!  Like 0

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Cesar Picks Six Audiobooks To Calm Your Dog In December

The holidays can be hard on your dog with your frequent absences while shopping or attending holiday parties.  You can reduce your dog’s separation and promote her calm and relaxation by playing audiobooks while you’re out. That’s why Cesar teamed up with Audible, the leading provider of spoken word content and audio entertainment, to provide you and your dog with a hand-picked selection of audiobook titles to keep her calm when her pack isn’t around. Each month, Cesar adds more audiobooks to his recommendations. For December, his pick, perhaps unsurprisingly, is A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry.

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Cesar Picks Six Audiobooks To Calm Your Dog In November

Did you know that listening to an audiobook while their humans are away can reduce a dog’s separation anxiety and destructive behaviors while promoting calm and relaxation? That’s why Cesar teamed up with Audible, the leading provider of spoken word content and audio entertainment, to provide you and your dog with a hand-picked selection of audiobook titles to keep her calm when her pack isn’t around. Each month, Cesar adds more audiobooks to his recommendations. For November, his pick is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  “As an immigrant myself,” says Cesar, “I found the story of Francie

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Cesar’s Six Audiobook Picks For Your Dog In October

Calmer dogs. Happier dogs. Seriously. You may have heard that Cesar Millan recently teamed up with Audible, the leading provider of spoken word content and audio entertainment, to provide a hand-picked selection of audiobook titles that can help your dog stay calm while you’re away. (If you haven’t heard, you can get the lowdown here, with links to free audiobooks, videos and more.) “My audiobook pick for October,” says Cesar, “is Until Tuesday, a powerful true story about the love between a man and a dog and how they together healed each other’s souls.  It’s told by Captain Luis Montalvan, a

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A New Fix For An Old Problem

I always like it whenever science backs up something that I’ve known for years, and that was why I was very excited this week to start up a new project with the audiobook company Audible. After a study with a hundred dogs, the findings suggest that leaving a virtual companion behind can help dogs remain calm and prevent separation anxiety. I’ve always known the power of the human voice as a calming influence, especially on our dogs — but that’s because, even as a little kid in Mexico in the 1970s, I had audiobooks around. Of course, those audiobooks didn’t

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Dogs In “Training:” Canine Commuters

It would seem like one of the least natural things in the world are human vehicles. After all, we’re the only species (so far) to invent and use the wheel. Surprisingly, though, if we give wild animals running wheels, they will use them. And in a surprising number of cases, dogs have adapted to our vehicles remarkably well. Many dog owners have seen firsthand how going for a ride in the car can be one of the most exciting things for their dogs. After all, that magic box can take them all kinds of places with you — and even

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Are You Walking The Walk?

You may or may not have heard the term “Lassie Effect,” but did you know that it has two meanings? In the older sense, it refers to a particular breed — like a collie — becoming popular because of a film or TV show.  It’s named after that famous television dog Lassie, of course, but the effect has been seen with other breeds. For example, there was a surge in popularity of a certain breed after the film Beverly Hills Chihuahua was released. But there’s another meaning to “Lassie Effect,” that’s becoming more popular, and it refers to the positive

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All Kinds Of Heroes

When I asked Andre for his thoughts on Chicago to write this, the first thing he said was exactly the same as the first thing I thought — “What can I say about Chicago?” Like father, like son, right? And, really, what can you say, other than that it is a totally remarkable place, with many nicknames. The Windy City, the Second City, Chicagoland. It sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, which is the third largest of the Great Lakes and the only one contained entirely within the United States. It’s located in the heart of the country, and

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How To Bring Out Your Dog’s Inner Genius

How smart is your dog? It’s a question more and more people are asking and trying to answer with things like a DIY dog IQ test. Now, there are even more academic studies of the subject with some universities, like Yale, setting up their own centers for canine cognition. According to the New York Times, people are flocking to them to find out how smart their dogs are. But you don’t need to travel miles to a university lab to help improve your dog’s intelligence. Here are eight simple games you can play to help increase your dog’s smarts, fulfill

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