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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 Start A Dog Park In Your Neighborhood

A fenced area where dogs can socialize safely unleashed can be incredibly beneficial to pups and their pack leaders, but unfortunately many people aren’t lucky enough to have one nearby. Do you live in a community without a dog park? Well, why not change that? Here’s a guide to getting one started. Find Like-Minded Pack Leaders You can’t do it alone, so find some help. You want to locate people who are as passionate about the project as you are. You may be surprised how easy they are to find. After all, we all love our dogs! You can talk

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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. Like 0

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How Do I Handle Other Dogs At The Dog Park?

Dear Cesar, I follow your advice on being a strong pack leader at the dog park. On the rare occasions that I take my dogs to the dog park, I notice humans not applying dog training discipline if their dogs get in a dog fight or potential dog fight. If I apply dog training discipline to one of my dogs, but the other human doesn’t, that makes it look like it was totally my fault. I’ve never said anything to the other person, but it seems unfair that my dog gets a training correction or consequence, and the other dog

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Cesar’s Dog Park Tips

While Cesar encourages everyone to exercise their dog on a regular basis, he also reminds you to keep in mind that a good pack leader maintains leadership even at the dog park. Here are 5 tips Cesar has for dog owners who want to demonstrate good pack leadership. 1. Make sure your dog is spayed or neutered, has all her shots, and is in good health. Under no circumstances should you bring a sick dog to a dog park! 2. Do not use the dog park as a substitute for the walk! If you drive to the park, leave your

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