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Dog Whisperer / Dog Training July 03, 2006 11:49 AM

DOG WHISPERER - With Cesar Millan
On National Geographic Channel

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Yes, a dog is man's best friend,
especially Cesar Millan's...
 
But for some people, life with their beloved
companions has turned into a recurring
nightmare. Now there's hope for dog lovers
everywhere to benefit from the lessons of
renowned dog behavior expert Cesar Millan in
the new National Geographic Channel
series The Dog Whisperer.
 
This series goes into the homes of problem dogs and their frustrated owners, and documents the remarkable transitions that take place under the guidance and teaching of Cesar Millan. 
 

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Cesar Millan - The Dog Whisperer July 03, 2006 12:17 PM

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Cesar Millan works like a dog to help beloved pets. His keen ability to communicate with and influence pets has made him a much-sought after expert in dog rehabilitation. His “Power of the Pack” method can change almost any problem dog into a pleasant pooch.
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Cesar Millan's Dog Psychology Center July 03, 2006 12:25 PM

About The Center  |  About Cesar  |  Cesar's Philosophy |  Press  |  Seminars  |  Trainers  |  DPC Products
 

WELCOME TO
THE DOG PSYCHOLOGY CENTER
OF LOS ANGELES

There are no killer dogs!

Dogs are not born killers nor do they choose to be killers. What we are seeing in the news with the recent rash of canine violence, is the tragic outcome of humans who own dogs, but do not know how to properly fullfill the needs of man's best friend.

We can prevent dog attacks by understanding dog psychology. Dog owners, the public and especially the professionals charged with issues of public safety can live harmoniously with canines through proper care and communication with the animals.

I have proven that this is indeed true.

- Cesar Millan

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Cesar's Philosophy July 03, 2006 12:28 PM

In the wild, a dog's survival depends on a strong, stable, and organized pack where every member knows its place and follows the rules established by the pack leader. The pack instinct is perhaps the strongest natural motivator for a dog.

Cesar Millan teaches that to be an effective owner, you need to become your canine's calm, assertive pack leader. A dog that doesn't trust its human to be a good pack leader becomes unbalanced and often exhibits unwanted or anti-social behaviors.

Cesar does not train dogs in the sense of teaching commands like "sit," "stay," or "heel"— he rehabilitates unbalanced dogs and helps "re-train" their owners to better understand how to see the world through a dog's eyes. Cesar counsels people on how to calmly, assertively, and consistently establish boundaries and prove to their dogs that they are solid pack leaders; this helps to correct and control unwanted behavior. He doesn't believe in "quick fixes," even though changing some behaviors can appear to happen in a relatively short time. None of those changes will stick, however, unless the owners work consistently with their dogs. Cesar uses a stern voice and a calm, assertive touch to correct unwanted behaviors. In his opinion, rehabilitation never involves yelling or hitting a dog.

From:
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Glossary - Dog Whisperer July 03, 2006 12:30 PM

Ceasar's Terminology

Cesar Millan teaches that to be an effective owner, you need to become your canine's calm, assertive pack leader, but what exactly does that mean? Use our guide to Cesar's terminology to find out.

Calm, Assertive Energy
This is what you need to project to show your dog that you are the calm and assertive pack leader. Note that "assertive" does not mean angry or aggressive. "Calm, assertive" means always compassionate, but quietly in control.

Calm, Submissive Energy
In nature, this is the appropriate energy for a "follower" in a dog pack—thus the ideal energy for a dog to project at home. Signs of calm, submissive energy include a relaxed posture, ears back, and a nearly instinctual response to the pack leader's commands.

Exercise, Discipline, and Affection ... in That Order!
These are the three ingredients needed to make a happy, balanced dog. Most dog owners either only give affection, or don't provide these three necessities in the correct order.
· Exercise means walking a dog a minimum of once a day and in the correct way.
· Discipline means giving the dog rules, boundaries, and limitations in a non-abusive manner.
· Affection means a reward given to our dogs, but only after they've achieved calm submission in our "pack."

Master the Walk
The walk is an extremely important ritual for a dog. It needs to take place a minimum of once a day, for at least 30 to 45 minutes, so that both the dog's mind and body are given a workout. It's also crucial to act as the dog's leader during a walk. That means the dog walks either next to or behind its owner—not pulling ahead. If a dog is "walking" its owner, the dog perceives itself as pack leader and the owner is not in control.

Rules, Boundaries, and Limitations
A dog needs to know that its pack leader is clearly setting the rules, boundaries, and limitations for its life both inside and outside the house. Anger, aggression, or abuse will not establish you as a pack leader; an angry and aggressive leader is not in control. Calm, assertive energy and consistent leadership will make it easier to maintain the rules.

Issues
If a dog doesn't trust its owner to be a strong, stable pack leader, it becomes unclear on its correct role within the pack. A dog that is confused about who is in charge is actually concerned about the ability of the pack to survive. Therefore, it tries to fill in the missing leadership elements, often erratically. This can cause aggression, anxiety, fear, obsessions, or phobias—what Cesar calls "issues."

Balance
A balanced dog is in the state that Mother Nature wants it to be in. This means a calm, submissive pack-follower that is fulfilled physically with exercise; psychologically with rules, boundaries, and limitations; and emotionally with affection from its owner.

Dog Training
Conditioning a dog to human commands like "sit," "stay," and "heel" is not part of Cesar's rehabilitation program.

Dog Rehabilitation
This is what Cesar does! He comes to the aid of a dog with issues and helps return it to a balanced state of calm submission. Sometimes it may appear that Cesar can "fix" a dog instantly but, as he cautions, "a dog is not an appliance that can be sent out for repairs." Permanent dog rehabilitation can only occur with a calm, assertive, stable, and consistent owner.

Nose, Eyes, and Ears … in That Order!
Cesar reminds dog owners that dogs see the world differently. We communicate using our ears first, then our eyes, and then our noses. A dog begins with its nose, then its eyes, and lastly its ears. Allowing a dog to experience our scent before we engage it in eye contact or speak to it is one important way to establish trust from the beginning.

Humanizing a Dog
Often, an owner will make the well-intentioned mistake of thinking that a dog is just like a child. Cesar advises to try to see the world through a dog's eyes; you'll realize that cute outfits, fancy dog food, and a millionaire's mansion will not necessarily make for a happy dog. Regular exercise, a strong, stable pack leader, and earned affection will result in a calm, balanced dog.

People Training
Many owners assume that their dogs are at fault. But Cesar helps people realize that their own behaviors have a powerful affect on their dogs. He offers to "re-train" owners to be calm, assertive pack leaders.

From:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/channel/dogwhisperer/glossary.html

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Tips & Techniques July 03, 2006 12:31 PM

Ten Tips for Dog Lovers from Cesar Millan

"Many dog trainers strive to have the animal fulfill the need of the human first," says Cesar. "With my method, I first connect with the mind of the dog, and then I connect with them on a physical level. This process allows me to communicate with the dog and rehabilitate the dog’s behavior. Once this is accomplished, the animal will happily and willingly fulfill the needs of the human."

Note:
Do not attempt Cesar's techniques yourself without consulting a professional.

Tip # 1
Enlist your whole family with the experience of bringing a new dog home. Discuss what the responsibilities will be and how to share them before the dog arrives.

Tip # 2
Make sure you find a dog that fits your lifestyle. More active breeds, such as hunting dog and herding dogs, require more physical challenges (like exercise) to stay physically and mentally content.

Tip # 3
Consider the responsibilities of maintenance for your new dog. What are you willing to handle? How much time are you willing to invest?

Tip # 4
If you are adopting an older dog, know that some dogs may have had experiences that will affect their reactions toward people, kids, and other animals.

Tip # 5
When getting a new pet, make sure you set aside time every day to establish rules, set boundaries and limitations, provide exercise, and then give affection to the dog.

Tip # 6
Give the dog something to do before you share food, water, toys, or affection. This way the treat has been earned.

Tip # 7
It is essential to try to create a schedule that includes a daily 45-minute power-walk in the morning.

Tip # 8
When leaving the house, always walk out the door ahead of your dog to demonstrate who is boss.

Tip # 9
When walking your dog, make sure that it's not in front of you, pulling you down the street. Instead, keep your companion dog to your side or behind you. This will demonstrate to your dog that you are the leader.

Tip # 10
Be willing to set a budget for unexpected circumstances, like medical bills, training classes, etc. There is insurance for dogs that may help with your veterinary bills.


From:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/channel/dogwhisperer/tips.html

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Cesar Millan: Leader of the Pack July 03, 2006 12:36 PM


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Products Available from Cesar Millan July 03, 2006 12:50 PM

Cesar Millan's First DVD
People Training for Dogs

This DVD is a must-have for anyone who loves dogs and wants to learn how Cesars methods have been so successful at rehabilitating even seemingly impossible-to-correct dog behaviors.


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"I rehabilitate dogs. I train people."
- Cesar Millan

There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan - star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan - reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense - his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar's Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions.

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Dog Psychology Seminars July 03, 2006 1:00 PM

Join us for one of our incredibly informative dog behavior seminars given by National Geographic Television star "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan.  Don't miss this informative event as he explains his formulas in greater detail, which could leave you surprised and overwhelmed!

In this Seminar, you will learn:

  • To recognize the "animal" behavior in dogs.
  • How we humanize dogs and how this "people" behavior impacts the "dog" behavior.
  • The different levels of energy and how they influence the dog's personality.
  • What dog fulfillment is and how we can balance them by following simple guidelines.
  • Cesar's leash techniques and when and where to apply them.

Registration information for each seminar will be up six months before each event. Please contact the specific club or rescue agency directly to purchase tickets. Information on organizations hosting the seminars is posted as it becomes available. Organizations interested in setting up a seminar in 2007 should read the information at the bottom of this page for instructions.

Please check back often for updates. Animals are not allowed at seminars.

http://www.dogpsychologycenter.com/dpc-seminars.php

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Dog Training July 03, 2006 1:02 PM

NOTHING IN LIFE IS FREE (NILIF)
(All articles reflect the personal experience of the writer and
are not meant as a substitute for professional help.)



Highly Recommended reading . . . .

WHO IS IN CHARGE ANYWAY?

DEMOTING YOUR BICHON

WHO IS THE BOSS AROUND HERE?

NILIF MADE SIMPLE

DOMINANCE QUIZ

DEB'S TIPS on NILIF

HOW TO PRACTICE NILIF

Links to Positive Dog Training
Well-Mannered Dog
PAWS PLUS
American Dog Trainers Network
Gentle & Effective Obedience
Clicker is Quicker

From: http://www.bichonfriseusa.com/nilif.htm

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TV Show: Barking Mad July 03, 2006 1:03 PM

Barking Mad

Ch: Animal Planet

Breaking Bad Habbits With Animal Training.

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Dog Bite Prevention, Other Tips July 03, 2006 1:06 PM

Each year, 800,000 Americans seek medical attention for dog bites; half of these are children. The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for children ages 5 to 9 years, and the rate decreases as children age. Key experts believe that public education can help prevent these bites.

Click here for tips to help avoid dog bites. 

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Getting the behavior you want from your dog July 03, 2006 1:08 PM

(With illustrations below)
Be careful not to nurture unwanted behavior!

We often use the word "maternal" to describe how we love our dogs. Many of us refer to ourselves as "mommy" or "daddy" to our dogs. Clearly, we have the "love" part of the equation down when it comes to man's best friend!

One of the things that goes along with the type of love we have for our children, is the practice of "comforting." Comforting a child who has fallen down, soothing a bruised ego of an adolescent not chosen for the team, or hugging a teenager with her first broken heart is all part of parenting. Unfortunately, comfort is NOT part of the dog world.

In a dog, or a wolf's, natural world, the primary goal of each day is survival. No pack can survive if any of it's members are weak, sickly, fearful or inappropriately aggressive. Such character traits will cause chaos in the ranks, and ultimately lead to the demise of the pack.

In a dog's natural world, they instinctually know that when they are afraid, they must push through it or their very survival is at stake. However, if we give our dog's comfort at this point, we are only nurturing the fear and actually causing it to escalate. The dog wants to move on, but we don't allow it when we apply human psychology to a canine mind. With time, some dogs develop terrible neurotic fears only because their human wouldn't allow them to get past the original incident.

The reality is that only "tough love" will help our dog's get over whatever negative psychological state they are in. If we correct our dog's fearful, aggressive, timid, or nervous state of mind with a physical correction, we then have the opportunity to re-direct our dog's state of mind to a better place.

Here is an example of helping a dog move ahead. If you are on a walk with your dog and he begins to "fixate" or "target" another dog on the street, correct his behavior with a physical touch of some kind; a quick snap of the lead, straight up or toward you, or, a pop in the neck with your hand, targeting the area where another dog would grab your dog to play or fight. Continue to move forward in your walk, and if necessary, give additional corrections until you achieve "calm-submission" and the fixation ceases.

Remember, it's very hard for a dog to concentrate on more than one thing at a time, so practice picking up the pace of your walk to distract him from his source of fixation. Stay calm, stay assertive, stay a leader! Avoid getting angry or frustrated - look at this as an opportunity to further establish your position as leader of the pack!


Lucy begins to fixate on a dog she sees through the open door. Cheri starts to correct Lucy.


Lucy receives a physical correction in the side of her neck. Cheri's hand acts as a "mouth" and her fingers act as the "teeth" in this correction.

As Cheri pulls her hand away, Lucy acknowledges the correction and her aggressive "state of mind" is corrected.

Lucy has submitted, giving full eye contact to Cheri, ready to move on.

Photos by Gregg Cobarr of Cobarr Photography, Templeton, California.
Thanks Gregg!

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10 Common Behavior Problems - Dogs & Cats July 03, 2006 1:09 PM

1. Excessive Barking
Dogs bark-a lot. They bark when they want something, when they're having fun, when they feel frustrated, and when defending their territory-to name just a few reasons. If you think your dog barks excessively, your first job is to find out why. Our experts at the Animal Behavior Center can help you take it from there.

2. Elimination Outside the Litter Box
At least ten percent of pet cats develop litter box problems-and most stem from the animal's aversion to the kind of litter used or the type and/or location of the box. Did you know that the majority of felines prefer a large, uncovered box with unscented litter? And don't even think of scooping it out any less than once every day! Our experts can tell you more.

3. Destructive Chewing
Dogs chew for fun, they chew for stimulation and exercise, and they chew to relieve anxiety. But sometimes they chew things they shouldn't-like the leg on the new table, or all the shoes in your closet. And because your dog is not born knowing what is off limits, it's up to you to teach him. Here's how.

4. Play Aggression
It's great fun and good exercise for your cat to stalk, chase, pounce, swat, kick, scratch and bite her toys. But you're not one of her toys! Here's what to do if you think your feline plays too rough with you.

5. Puppy Mouthing and Nipping
Puppies love to play with people. They'll chew on your fingers and toes, and investigate the rest of you with their mouths and teeth. It may be cute with they're seven weeks old, but not nearly so endearing at the ripe old age of five months.  One possible solution? Bite inhibition.  Read more.
 
6. Scratching
Cats love to scratch, and with good reason. They do it to mark territory, and they do it in play. It keeps their claws sharpened, and feels great when they're stretching. Alas, it doesn't look so great when they do it to your carpeting, drapes and furniture. Should you declaw your scratch-aholic? That's a major DON'T-but our experts can tell you some major DOs!

7. Jumping Up
It's natural for puppies and dogs to jump on people when they say hello. Why? Because we're taller than they are! In attempting to reach our faces, they're simply trying to greet us the same way they'd greet another dog-nose-to-nose. Unfortunately, that doesn't stop you from getting ambushed, even if it is with 100-percent friendly intent. Here's what our experts have to say.

8.  Urine Spraying
Does your cat engage in urine spraying? That stinks! Felines may spray outdoors during territorial disputes, aggressive conflicts and sexual encounters, but they can also spray indoors in response to conflicts between other cat residents or if they feel threatened by outside cats. This is one problem you'll want to solve quickly. Here's what the ASPCA  recommends.

9. Urine Marking
A form of communication among dogs, urine marking is most likely to be seen in reproductively intact males, though neutered males and intact females may mark, too. What prompts a dog to do it in his own home? It's usually related to a perceived threat, such as an unfamiliar person or dog, or the introduction of something new-and that could be anything from a new pet to a grocery bag! Read our solutions.

10. Nocturnal Activity
Your cat wants to eat, and drink, and play with his toy mouse, and knock things off the table, and stampede across your head... at 3 A.M.! Young cats in particular can drive their owners crazy from sleep deprivation, but don't worry-it is entirely possible to train your cat to let you get your ZZZs in peace. Visit our Cat Care section to find out how. (P.S. Step #1: Don't give in!)


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Separation Anxiety July 03, 2006 1:11 PM

Don't Leave Me This Way

Supposedly, absence makes the heart grow fonder. However, the absence of an owner sends some dogs into keen wailing and barking, frequent house soiling and self-destructive behaviors. These are all signs that a dog is suffering from separation anxiety.

The canines most likely to fall victim are second-hand dogs. Whether from a shelter, rescue group or greyhound-track adoption program, dogs re-homed during adolescence or older are at greater risk of suffering separation anxiety than puppies. This is probably because it is more difficult for these dogs to accept changes in their routine and environment. They cling to their new pack leader and panic when that leader leaves home to go about his or her daily business. For similar reasons, unemployed companion animal owners or those who take lengthy at-home vacations or recuperation’s may find that their dog becomes disoriented when they return to work. These distressed pets need help.

Love hangover

Separation anxiety is often a problem of over-bonding. It is not healthy for a dog to follow his caretaker’s every step, to be constantly in the same room, sharing the same piece of furniture, being in close contact all the time. Promote independence by teaching the dog to down-stay on his own bed while you go out of sight. Start with a few seconds, then build up to a length of time the dog can tolerate. Put up a gate and eventually close a door between the two of you. And, be sure to get family members involved in dispensing the "good stuff" to the dog. Walks, play sessions and feedings should not be provided by only one person, for that person’s absence means the end of all that is good in the world to the dog. Panic can ensue. If you live alone, perhaps a neighbor or relative will share the duties, or hire a pet-care professional to assist you.

The worst of a dog’s hysteria is often during the first hour after departure. Diffuse the emotion of your leave-taking by heartily exercising the dog right after you wake up. Then, after feeding him, scale back your attention to the point of ignoring him during the last 15 minutes before you leave. Turn off the lights and turn on the television, radio or white-noise machine — whatever you play most when you are home. And, with no more than a whispered "Be Good," leave the house.

Some dogs will read the signs of imminent departure and begin to work themselves into a frenzy. If putting on make-up, packing a lunch or shuffling papers in your briefcase distresses the dog, desensitize him to these or other actions by doing them frequently and at other times (such as before mealtime) so they lose their direct connection to the dreaded departure. Presenting a toy stuffed with goodies can draw the focus of less seriously afflicted canines toward cleaning out the item and away from your leaving. Buster cubes, Kong toys, Goodie balls/ships work well as canine diversions. Unfortunately, the seriously afflicted dog will not give the toy a second look until his pack is together again.

Separation anxiety can be severe and all-consuming to some dogs. I have known dogs to jump through second-story plate-glass windows, eat through sheetrock walls into neighboring apartments and bloody their paws and noses trying to dig through wooden doors or out of crates. These individuals need professional assessment by an applied animal behaviorist or veterinary behaviorist, for they may need pharmacological aid while they undergo desensitization exercises. Some people choose to manage the problem by dropping off their dogs at day care or adopting a second dog, so they are never truly alone.

Luckily, if the earlier suggestions are followed, the majority of dogs will be howling "I Will Survive" in no time.


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Biting, Chewing & Digging July 03, 2006 1:15 PM

Bad Behavior

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Biting, Chewing & Digging

Nipping at your heels and tugging on toys may be cute when they're puppies, but how do you break the cycle of these bad behaviors in older dogs?

· Curbing It
· Training


 
Biting & Chewing

Dogs often chew to relieve stress and excess energy. If your dog chews on something that is off-limits, say "no" or "eh" in a low voice. Then immediately give your dog a safe chew toy. Praise him for good behavior. Remember to give your dog safe chew toys instead of old household items like old shoes, because that could encourage him to also chew on new shoes. You will also want to avoid rough play and games like "tug of war" as this can encourage aggressive behavior.
 
Digging

Just as there are many reasons for digging, there is no single solution for changing this particular behavior. In some instances, the instinct to dig is the heritage of the breed. Some dogs, regardless of heritage, may be more inclined to dig if they are left alone in the yard for long periods of time. Without the stimulation provided by regular play and exercise, dogs often turn to digging or other forms of “misbehavior” to alleviate their boredom.


A dog that is pushed outdoors after he misbehaves in the house may continue his misbehaving by digging in the yard. Controlling your dog's behavior inside addresses that problem as well as unacceptable digging outside.


During summer months, if your dog digs a hole to cool himself, consider providing a cooler location for him such as an umbrella or some other shade throughout the day and make sure fresh drinking water is always available.


Some dogs will dig under a fence to get out of the yard. Ideally, a fence should fit tight to the ground or even be buried a few inches underneath to prevent a dog's crawling or digging out from under it.


If you find it virtually impossible to discourage your dog from digging, provide him with a "digging area." When your dog digs in this designated area, praise and reward him with attention or a treat. If your dog digs outside this area and is caught in the act, a firm "no" is usually a deterrent.


In this aspect of training, as in all others, family members must work together as a team. One overly indulgent family member can create problems by not cooperating in training a dog.
 

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Reposting for Linda July 12, 2006 10:23 AM

Linda, I hope you don't mind if I repost this for you. The one you posted was really long and stretched the thread out. (I really hope you don't mind, I'm just a neat freak.)


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Who's the Boss? July 12, 2006 11:13 AM

Ever wonder if you're really the head of the household? If your
pooch has a dominant personality, his alpha-dog behavior may
clash with your idea of a perfectly behaved pet.

Read more: https://community.hsus.org/ct/-11ooOM1iXOd/

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Thanks for sharing this Lilith We all could learn much here July 12, 2006 11:34 AM

     I deal with so many of these problems helping both Dogs and other animals as well as Humans that it is refreshing and appreciated that he is sharing this information with so many and that you, LIlith post it here for so many to enjoy and use to better their own animals and home and other environments as well as understanding!

                         "Animals Helping Humans" group

                                Wolfgram MD

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 July 12, 2006 6:05 PM

I agree with much of his training methods, however, I have always been bothered by one of his rules.

Tip # 6
Give the dog something to do before you share food, water, toys, or affection. This way the treat has been earned.

I'm sorry, but I don't see the basic needs such as food and water a treat!  I have often wondered, if at his compound, he provides water freely, or what.

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Anita July 25, 2006 8:52 AM

I do agree with you about that. Fresh Cool water should always be available for evey living creature at all times.

I'm pretty sure Cesar provides fresh water at all times at his compound. He also provides kiddy pools with cool water for his dogs to enjoy, I've seen them in the dog compound while watching the show. I think what he means is before giving them a huge meal or lots of treats exersize them.

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Dog Obedience Class - Jax Beach, FL July 25, 2006 8:59 AM

Dog Obedience Classes

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Thanks! July 26, 2006 5:53 AM

Thanks for all of this great information Lilith!  By the way, did you enjoy Cesar's book?  I also read it and really enjoyed it.   [ send green star]
 
Kim August 02, 2006 12:03 PM

Yes Kim, I love his book. I'm about 20 pages away from finishing it.

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 August 02, 2006 1:23 PM

Thank you for all this wonderful information!

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 August 02, 2006 3:08 PM

Anyone see the 2 hour special last night?  Cesar talked about how his training and Psychology Center got its start. And explained more in delpth, his method of training.  If you missed it, check NG schedule for repeat date.  It's worth seeing!  [ send green star]
 
Anita August 04, 2006 11:35 AM

I've been watching the 2 hour specials on the NGC but must have missed that one. He does explain a lot about that in his book though. I'll keep my eye out for the repeat.

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Test Your Cesar Millan Knowledge August 04, 2006 11:38 AM

Test Your Cesar Millan Knowledge

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You love Cesar Millan on the Dog Whisperer and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Now three lucky winners will receive an autographed DVD box set of the Dog Whisperer: Season One – courtesy of Cesar Millan and DogChannel.com.

Entrants must correctly answer three questions about Cesar and his philosophy for training dogs. Winners will be chosen at random from the correct entries. Entries must be received by Aug. 5, 2006 and the winners will be announced on August 11.

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Great Cesar Millan Photo's August 04, 2006 11:58 AM

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Cesar Fans Yahoo! Group August 04, 2006 12:01 PM

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This group is for fans of the National Geographic Channel (NTGEO)show "The Dog Whisperer" If you have watched Cesar Millan's show about using dog psychology to deal with our dog's little 'issues', this is the place to talk about it. Applying his principles has worked wonders with our dogs.

So how about it? Are your dogs furry humans or "humanized"? Are you calm/assertive, hyper/dominant? Is balance and calmness the focus of getting your dog to be happy and behave? Let's discuss our trials, errors, ideas, and victories.

Note: this is a high volume list. The email choice is individual emails, getting everything from each day in one post to sort through (digest) or just reading on the web (no mail status. Advantage is, if you need help, or want access to the resources such as calendar, data base of resources or files, membership is a requirement.

New members are automatically on "moderated status" until showing commitment to edit posts. Need a change in status? Request this, to expedite a problem discussion, providing you agree to this key rule to the list owner/group.

Disclaimer: Cesar deals with dogs that have been identified as vicious. We are not advocating that anyone take this action with any dog. It's one thing to make your dog walk behind you; quite another to get involved with an animal that wants to take a bite out of your hide. This group is intended solely as a dog behavior/psychology discussion group. Our common thread being that we agree with the principles behind Cesar Millan's teachings. Otherwise, there is no connection to The Dog Whisperer in any way. Any advice found herein is strictly the opinion of the writer. This group does not "teach" Cesar's methods. This is an unauthorized fan site and we make no claims that we are "teaching" Cesar's techniques. Take any suggestion here at your own risk. This group, Yahoo!, or the group owner are not responsible for the content of the advice nor any individual's acts while interpreting it.

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Cesar in the News August 04, 2006 12:16 PM

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Want To Be On The Show? August 04, 2006 12:19 PM

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Meet Cesar Millan - Dog Channel August 04, 2006 12:39 PM

Cesar Millan on DogChannel.com
http://www.dogchannel.com/experts/cesar/default.aspx

Are you a calm, assertive pack leader? 
If not, your dog may be out of balance.

Cesar Millan knows that the key to rehabilitating problem behavior is returning a dog to his natural state of being. Through this process any dog can overcome behavior problems. Discover the secrets to Cesar’s approach today!

 

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The Dog Whisperer Book September 19, 2006 9:46 AM

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Cesar's Way Book - The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

"I rehabilitate dogs. I train people."
- Cesar Millan

There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan - star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan - reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense - his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar's Way, he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions.

http://www.dogpsychologycenter.com

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