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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. So

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Dealing With Anti Social Behavior In Dogs

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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How To Get Started With Dog Agility Training

Many of the materials needed to craft a backyard agility course can be purchased at local hardware stores, yard sales, flea markets, or even found lying around your home. Weave poles Dogwalk Standard jumps Pause table Tunnel Tire jump Teeter board A basic agility course has the following types of obstacles: Here’s how to create each type of obstacle: 1. Weave poles Weave poles can be created by sticking 10 to 15 ski poles or PVC pipe into the ground. Allow enough space in between each pole so that your dog can safely navigate around each pole. 2. Dogwalk Use

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The Heart of Cesar Milan’s Dog Training Fundamentals

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! 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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