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How To Be The Pack Leader

  A dog’s mother begins training puppies from birth. She makes them wait for food; she controls when they play and how far they travel. Adult dogs need these same rules, boundaries, and limitations from you, their pack leader when dog training. Calm and assertive A pack leader doesn’t project emotional or nervous energy, so neither should you. In the wild, the pack leader uses calm-assertive energy to influence how the dog interacts with his surroundings. She enforces these laws in a quiet way, as is the case when a mother picks up a puppy by the scruff of the

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Dog Care

Find The Best Pet Insurance For Your Dog

So you have a new pup and you’re looking into what pet health insurance to get? Or perhaps you’ve had a dog for a while but are just now learning about pet insurance. Whether you’re a first time pet parent or seasoned dog whisperer, finding the best pet insurance for your dog can feel like a daunting task. Asking yourself a few simple questions can help provide direction… What coverage do I want to be sure my dog gets? How much am I comfortable paying for a premium vs paying for potential vet emergencies? With these answers in mind, you

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All About Dogs

What To Do About A Fearful Dog

How to Deal with a Fearful Dog The U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt once said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He said this in his first inaugural speech in 1933, when the country was in the middle of the worst depression it had ever experienced, but his words still apply to this day. He further described that fear as “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror,” which makes it sound pretty scary. When we feel fear ourselves, it can be paralyzing, preventing us from doing anything about it. And when we see other humans in fear, particularly children, our

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Dog Care

6 Great Ways To Challenge Your Dog’s Mind

  Just like people, dogs get bored with the same old everyday routine. Keeping them mentally challenged and constantly exposing them to new things is just as important as taking them for walks and exercising them. Bored dogs develop destructive behaviors and take their negative energy out on things like your furniture. Here are some creative ways to stimulate your dog’s mind so they don’t get bored and misbehave: 1. Work on a new trick Every time you engage your dog in a training session, you are providing him with a mental challenge. Search around for new tricks to work

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Dog Psychology

Mastery

Mastery is very important when it comes to having balanced packs, particularly mastering the walk and mastering leadership. But what does “mastery” mean? Basically, it means command or grasp of a subject, or the state of being in control. Note, though, that mastery does not mean “being the best.” There are many people with a mastery of chess who could not beat the world champions no matter how hard they tried, although they still know enough about what they’re doing that they could beat a dozen amateurs at the same time. Mastering the walk and leadership just mean that you

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All About Dogs

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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All About Dogs

10 Best Dog Breeds For Families

Best Dog Breeds for Families Of course, the best way to have a family-friendly dog is to ensure that the dog considers every human member of the family as its Pack Leader. That being said, here is Cesar’s Way take on some of the best dog breeds for families. Bulldog The great advantage of bulldogs? They’re sturdy, so they can take anything that rambunctious kids throw at them, while they’re not very energetic. End result? A dog that will put up with a lot. They’re also not picky about where they live, so both small apartments and large houses are

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Dog Behavior

To Cuddle Or Not To Cuddle…

Affectionate, warm, and covered in soft fur, your dog may seem like an attractive bedtime cuddle buddy. If you’ve ever welcomed your pet up onto your bed, you are not alone — not even close. An estimated 79 percent of pet owners share their beds with their pets. As reported by WebMD, a survey from the American Pet Products Association determined that 62 percent of small dogs, 41 percent of medium-sized dogs, and 32 percent of large dogs sleep in their human’s beds. While it is natural for a dog to sleep with his “pack,” that doesn’t mean that people

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Cesar Millan

What The Animals Tell Me

It’s hard to believe that another holiday season is rolling around already and that Thanksgiving in America is this week. 2016 was a very eventful year for me, but 2017 is bringing bigger and better things. My Fundamentals of Dog Behavior and Training programs resume at the Dog Psychology Center in January. In the spring, I’ll be touring in Europe, and in February my son Andre and I debut in my all-new TV show “Dog Nation.” So I have a lot to be thankful for this year and next, but I am reminded every day of something that each of

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Dog Care

Making Dinner Special For Your Dog

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. Here are my tips for making dinner special for your dog. I try to be consistent — just as with all other aspects of training —

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