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Bringing Your New Dog Home

Introducing A Puppy To The Pack

In order for a puppy to grow up into a balanced dog, she needs to be socialized from early on so she can learn the rules of how to be a dog. Our best teachers for that job are… other adult dogs, but it’s not a good idea to toss a puppy in with the grown-ups and walk away. Andre Millan pays a visit to Dog Psychology Center trainer Todd Langston for a live demonstration of two adult dogs with very different temperaments meeting a puppy for the first time, and how they negotiate space, and teach the new dog

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All About Dogs

Dog Bite Prevention

This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week®, sponsored by a coalition including the United States Postal Service, State Farm Insurance, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. The event is designed to raise awareness of dog bite statistics and help to educate the public on preventing dog bites. Every year in the U.S., around 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. According to the AVMA, the most frequent victims of dog bites, in order, are children, the elderly, and postal carriers. That 4.5 million figure may seem high, but it represents just under 1.5% of the population. Additionally, while that

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Aggressive Dogs

Cesar’s Dog Training Advice: Barking, Biting, Feeding

Cesar participated in a live chat on Facebook answering dog behavior questions from his fans. Out of the thousands of submitted questions, Cesar answered 15 in the hour-long chat. You may be able to find out helpful tips and advice for yourself as well! How to Train Small Dogs Unusual Feeding Routine Dog Barks Viciously at Other Dogs Dog Bites Visitors’ Feet Constant Whining Question from Dog Whisperer Season 3 Guest Dog Eats Too Fast One-Year Old Dog Afraid of Everything Dog Sniffs Everything on The Walk Dog Hates Neighborhood Kids My Chihuahuas Constantly Fight Dog Aggressive On Leash Dog

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Dog Care

Muzzles: Three Questions

Training to avoid bites is important, but sometimes muzzles are necessary, particularly while a dog is still in the rehabilitation process. They not only protect others from a dog bite but also can help the dog learn to not bark as much, which can lead to aggressive behavior. Here are the questions to ask before you decide to muzzle your dog. 1. When should my dog wear a muzzle? If you have a dog that is likely to bite and you’re going to be in a situation that’s stressful for the dog, a muzzle might be a good idea. Stressful situations

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Funny Muzzle

Why Cesar Millan Created the Funny Muzzle Cesar has come up with a solution for scary looking muzzles. The Funny Muzzle encourages people to react more friendly to muzzled dogs. Read More Protecting Your Home and Family while Rehabilitating an Aggressive Dog The only safe way to deal with an aggressive dog is to rehabilitate them and eliminate the aggression. Here’s what you need to do before rehabilitation is complete. Read More Muzzle: Three Questions Training to avoid bites is important, but sometimes muzzles are necessary, particularly while a dog is still in the rehabilitation process. Here are the questions

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Dog Care

How To Socialize An Overprotective Dog

Dogs can become overprotective for any number of reasons. Perhaps you’re projecting fearful or submissive energy and he feels like he needs to take charge and keep you safe. Or you haven’t done the best job at following the exercise, discipline, affection model and your pooch simply sees you as a free source of food and love. Why wouldn’t he try to protect such a valuable commodity from other dogs and people? Whatever the reason that your pup’s overprotective nature developed, it’s something that you need to curb before it gets out of control. Left unchecked, this behavior can lead

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The Puppy Selling Ban Debate

“How much is that doggy in the window?” used to be a common phrase across America. For most people, getting a puppy meant going to the locally owned pet store to pick one out. No one ever thought about where the puppies came from and the condition of that place, or about dogs sitting in shelters. Today, a war is raging on whether or not pet stores should be legally allowed to sell puppies. According to the Best Friends Society, twenty states have passed some type of legislation that either bans puppy selling altogether or creates standards for selling puppies,

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All About Dogs

Caring For A Newborn Puppy

Congratulations, you’re a proud new dog owner, and your little bundle of joy is ridiculously cute! Now comes the hard part: learning how to care for a puppy. If you’ve cared for a dog before, you might think that you already know everything there is to know, but newborn puppies are a bit different. You need to be prepared if you want to help your new friend through the first few weeks of her life. Here are 5 tips to help both of you survive intact and come out on the other side happy and healthy. Feeding a newborn puppy

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