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Failure To Communicate – Cesar Millan

By Cesar Millan Communication is key. When I arrive at a new client’s house I usually get two stories. One is the client’s, as he tells me what’s “wrong” with his dog. The other is the dog’s. Before the human even starts talking, the dog lets me know what her problems are with him. The human tells me he can’t understand why when he yells “sit” louder and louder, the dog ignores him. The dog is baffled by the human becoming unbalanced and yelling louder and louder. So many of the issues people have with dogs come right down to

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Dog Behavior

What Your Dog Says About You – Cesar Millan

  Many factors go into a person’s decision to get a dog. They might look for certain traits associated with a specific breed or may prefer a certain size. Some purchase purebreds, while others head to the pound to find a mutt in need of a new home. Whether or not you’ve thought about it, your choice of a canine companion gives people certain insights into your personality traits. What does your dog say about you? Dog breeds: Mutts vs. Purebreds Selecting a purebred dog takes a lot of research, time, and commitment. People that gravitate towards specific breeds tend to

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Dog Care

Best Dog Travel Tips – Cesar Millan

By Cesar Millan Bringing your dog on vacation with you just adds to the fun and alleviates the worry of not knowing what’s happening with your dog while you’re on the road. You need to do your homework on dog travel though. Planes and cars aren’t designed with dogs in mind, and you need to know what to expect when you reach your final destination. By planning your dog travel ahead of time, you can make the vacation a truly relaxing time for you and your dog. Here are my best dog travel tips to help make that happen: Crating

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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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Dog Breeds

Easing Terminal Anxiety Through Available Dogs

It’s almost time to board, but one passenger, a 30-year-old man traveling with his mother, isn’t nearly ready. In fact, he’s terrified, as only someone who’s truly afraid of flying can be. Collapsing on the floor near the departure gate at the Albany, New York, International Airport, he rocks back and forth, clutching his head. That’s when Volunteer Ambassador Terry Brown spots him. And Brown isn’t alone. He’s accompanied by two Shetland sheepdogs: seven year-old Ziggy and eight year-old Jenna. They’re a godsend, because, as the young man’s mother explains to Brown, her son loves dogs. Instructed by Brown to

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Dog Behavior

How To Get Your Neighbors To Not Be Afraid Of Your Dog

When your neighbors are afraid of your dog, it can make everything from taking a walk around the block to running into them at the supermarket an uncomfortable experience. In some cases, it can lead to action taken through a Homeowners Association, or even animal control. Taking steps to make your neighbors at ease is important. A change may not happen overnight, but often people are more understanding if they feel that you hear their concerns and are working to address them. Ask The first step is to find out what specific behaviors frighten your neighbor. In some cases, it

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All About Dogs

Before Disaster Strikes: Have A Plan For Your Dogs

When a natural disaster strikes, your emergency plan can help keep your family safe — but does your plan include your dog? It’s just as important to consider her special needs in advance as it is those of the rest of your family. You may not be able to predict the specific circumstances of the disaster or know how long you may have to evacuate, but by creating a general dog emergency plan, you will have precautions in place that help you react in a way that best protects your pup. ID your dog This is probably the most important

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All About Dogs

Harmful Foods That You Should Avoid For Your Dog

We all love our pets. For many of us, one way we show that love is through special treats such as human food. As long as we don’t overindulge our loved ones into obesity, these little treats can be fun for both pet and parent. However, it is important to realize that dogs and cats are very different from humans in some very important ways, which can result in tragedies for the uninformed parent. 1. Xylitol One of the newest and easily available human foods toxic to dogs, is xylitol. Xylitol is present in products from gums to sugar free

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Dog Behavior

Dogs And Cats Under One Roof

Hi Cesar: I just adopted a two-and-a-half-month-old Blue Nose pit bull. She is pure-bred and very gentle but still a puppy. My challenge is I have two one-year-old cats, and they have been hiding since the dog came into our household. The dog lunges at them to play, and it freaks them out. I think the dog just wants to play with them. What should I do to get them to all live together peacefully? Cathi Lane Cesar’s Answer; Dear Cathi: Generally, the reason dogs–or any animal–will hide is because they sense the energy from a newcomer is not stable

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