Dog Training

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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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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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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

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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. So

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A dog shows sign of aggressive anti-social behavior
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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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A dog jumps a bar on his backyard agility course.
Dog Care

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 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. Dogwalk Use a picnic

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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!

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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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All About Dogs

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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