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Cesar 101: Making Dinner Special

by Cesar Millan Mealtime is when we make one of the most important connections with our dogs — or at least it should be. It is the perfect time to reinforce your role as Pack Leader, because you are the source of the food they need. So for me it is important to take a little time over meals and not just throw something in a bowl and put it out for the dogs. I try to be consistent — just as with all other aspects of training — and follow a ritual before every meal. First, I believe it

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6 Types Of Working Dogs and Their Specific Jobs

While most of our dogs are spoiled pets that do no work harder than begging for treats, many dogs were originally bred for working. Knowing what your working dog was meant to do can really help you understand its behavior. If you are looking for a new dog, knowing about the breed(s) can help you pick one that fits your family. Herding Dogs Possibly best known from the famous collie depicted in “Lassie”, herding dogs (German Shepherds, Shetland sheepdogs, border collies, Cannan dogs, Komondors, etc) were bred to help ranchers move their livestock. In addition to herding, a lot of

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Muddy Runner

Dear Cesar, We recently adopted a fifteen month-old black lab. This dog is very sweet and loving, and is perfect in our family as we have a young grandson who is autistic. They get along famously. I just have one (big) problem. He has a lot of energy to run off, and in the winter here, the yard is very muddy, so I have to walk him in the park. I have him on a Gentle Leader now, but although he does not walk with me (he is always out ahead), it is even worse if we see another dog.

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Illusion And Truth

I think my regular readers know the story pretty well by now of what inspired me to come to America to become a dog trainer. While I was a kid growing up in Mexico, I used to watch reruns of the old American shows “Lassie” and “Rin Tin Tin.” The tricks that those two dogs could do were amazing, and I believed that the only place I could learn how to do that was in Hollywood. But there were two secrets I didn’t know at the time about how the trainers really did it. One was an illusion. The other

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All About Dogs

Heartworm Prevention For Puppies

Few things in life are as exciting or rewarding as welcoming a new puppy into the family. They’re adorable, they’re loving, they’re funny – and they’re also counting on you to help protect them from parasites and diseases. Here’s a quick look at common and preventable parasite and diseases you need to know about. Heartworm Disease Transmission  Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos, and the worms live in the heart and lungs of the dog. Clinical signs seen in dogs include cough, difficulty breathing, weight loss, exercise intolerance, and eventually heart failure and death. Unlike intestinal parasites, which can be easily

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#CesarSOS = Finally A New Way To GET HELP FROM CESAR

You emailed, posted, commented, you even Yelped that you wanted Cesar to create new, more modern way for you and receive help from him. Well, he heard you loud and clear and we are pleased to announce “#CesarSOS”, Cesar’s latest Q&A video series, airing on Facebook Watch which can be found on Cesar’s Facebook Page.   It was pretty clear that you wanted Cesar to do what he does best and help you with your dog’s behavior so he came up with the telling title “#CesarSOS” as it explains quite a bit about the concept. The use of the hashtag

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All About Dogs

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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10 Of The Smartest Dog Breeds

Pack Leaders always want to believe that their dog is the smartest on the block, and while this may be true, a smart dog can come in many forms. Of course, a smart dog is just potential without a human willing to put in the time and effort to train and channel the dog’s intelligence. While all dogs are trainable, it’s important to understand your dog’s inherent abilities in order to know how to motivate him and bring out his natural intelligence. Here is a list of the 10 smartest dog breeds. Is your dog one of them? Border Collie

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Cesar Has Partnered Up With Prizeo Charity Auction

It’s no secret that Cesar’s passion fueled energy comes from the connections he makes with the people he teaches and the dogs he rehabilitates. It means everything to him and he’s hoping it will mean something significant to you too! Significant enough to want to enter to win some of this magical one-on-one time with him while simultaneously helping his charity,  The Cesar Millan PACK Project. Cesar has partnered up with Prizeo Charity Auction to do just that and here’s what he had to say about it. “I would love to meet you and invite you to spend the day

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