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Cesar Millan
Cesar Millan is a best-selling author, public speaker, and the internationally acclaimed star of “Cesar 911" on Nat Geo WILD.

Entries by Cesar Millan

How to Pick a Healthy Pup

(12) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 4:29 PM

Picking a dog is a huge decision. Since you'll be spending the next decade or more with him, you need as close to a perfect fit as you can get. So much has been written about the energy and temperament aspects of this decision, but the question...

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Let it Be

(14) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 4:44 PM

Show of hands -- how many of you consider your dogs to be your children? Do you call them your "fur babies" and include them in family events? Maybe celebrate their birthdays, talk to them constantly, feed them scraps from the table?

Well, if you're doing...

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Training the Human for the Dog Walk

(4) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 4:58 PM

I believe that the walk is the most important daily feature of our relationship with our dogs. It is not just about the physical exercise. It is also the best way to affirm your place as Pack Leader. Done right, it's the perfect time to...

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Why Dog Owners Have an Advantage

(33) Comments | Posted September 9, 2015 | 5:46 PM

Pack leaders, mastering the walk is a must! Walking your dog daily is a great way to fulfill Fido's physical and mental health needs, and it's also good for your own health.

In fact, a study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health showed...

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Are You Listening?

(11) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 3:50 PM

One of the questions I get asked in almost every interview is, "Where did your ability to communicate with dogs come from?"

Well, my mother always tells me that from an early age, even before I could walk or talk, I was always...

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The Magic of Fostering a Dog

(2) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 11:44 PM

Being fostered is a wonderful opportunity for a dog to prepare for his forever home. He will have more one-on-one time with humans, and he can experience more of the world around him instead of being limited to the confines of a shelter. It can significantly...

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In Praise of Senior Dogs

(8) Comments | Posted July 28, 2015 | 11:46 AM


Humans can’t join AARP until they’re 50 and really aren’t considered senior citizens until their 60s, but for dogs most breeds are considered seniors once they reach eight years of age. As with all things related to dogs aging, this number is a...

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Growing Up With Pit Bulls

(143) Comments | Posted July 14, 2015 | 7:42 PM

My sons grew up with pit bulls. There was a lot of prejudice against pit bulls back then just as there is today, and I can remember them getting asked what they thought about pit bulls. They wouldn't know how to respond to that question. Because my...

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Hot Dogs

(13) Comments | Posted June 18, 2015 | 7:38 PM

Cesar at the original DPC many summers ago

By Cesar Millan

As I work with people to teach them about dogs, one of the phrases I hear most frequently is, “I had no idea.” For example, one thing a lot of people don’t know (before...

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A Problem to Sink Our Teeth Into

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 5:32 PM

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...

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My Mother's Gift

(11) Comments | Posted May 8, 2015 | 4:14 PM

This Mother's Day, naturally, I think about the gifts my mother has given me over the years. My mother, Maria Teresa, had five children (in order): my sister Mireya, me, Nora, Monica, and my brother Erick. I look back now and can't imagine what a struggle...

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What You Need to Know About Heartworm

(12) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 11:11 AM

My passion is protecting dogs in all ways -- promoting spay and neuter to reduce the population of unwanted animals, encouraging people to rescue dogs from shelters, and helping them to find a balanced relationship that will make for a happy dog and happy...

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새 반려견을 길들이는 '필수' 8단계

(3) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 6:02 PM


새로운 개를 제대로 가족의 일부가 되게 하기 위해선 계획이 필요하다. 사람과 개들은 본능에 따라 이 대부분의 단계를 잘 알고 있지만 귀여운 마음에 실수하는 사람도 적지 않다. 제대로 주인과 개의 관계를 정립하기 위해선 아래 8단계를 따라 개를 환영해야 한다.

1. 침착하자.
개를 처음 데리러 갈 땐...

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8 Essential Steps to Bringing a New Dog into the Home

(92) Comments | Posted March 26, 2015 | 10:53 AM

Bringing a new dog into your pack requires planning. Luckily, this is something that most people do -- except maybe in the case of bringing in a stray off the street. Before you adopt the dog, you probably have at least a food and treats, bowls for food and water,...

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The Love of a Dog Helps Us Find Balance in Life

(10) Comments | Posted March 11, 2015 | 12:53 PM

I often speak of how important it is to keep body, mind, and spirit in balance, but am often reminded of how unbalanced we have become as a society. Every time there's morning rain in Los Angeles, traffic falls apart, for example. Living in big cities we can forget how...

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Go the Distance! Hiking With Your Dog

(4) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 3:38 PM

John Muir said "In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks," I couldn't agree more. Hiking with the pack is one of my favorite things to do. The level of happiness I feel on those mornings is beyond a ten! I feel really...

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Engage in Thoughtful Playtime with Your Dog

(4) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Although the moments we spend with our dogs may seem routine day in and day out, every moment is one that can be memorable.

When I start to encourage playtime with my dogs, I first let them pick up the scent of whatever toy we are going...

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My Inheritance from My Father

(3) Comments | Posted January 14, 2015 | 4:02 PM

Some people inherit money; I inherited knowledge: knowledge from my father and also from his father. Since the same rules, boundaries and limitations were taught to me from two generations, it reinforced each lesson they taught me. My father and my grandfather played important roles in...

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(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 6:06 PM

Recently, my Facebook page reached 3 million followers -- I'm catching up to you, George Takei! -- and it's very encouraging to have so many people to share with every day. But, obviously, while there are millions of you there is only one of me. I would love to help...

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How to Have a Happy Companion on Fourth of July

(42) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 2:16 PM

Humans domesticated dogs beginning 10 to 20 thousand years ago, when wolves started to follow early hunters, then joined their encampments. The arrangement was a two-way street. Those early dogs helped with protection and hunting in exchange for food and a larger pack.

As humanity evolved and moved from a...

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