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Cesar Millan's 5 Rules for Choosing a Dog Trainer

Cesar Millan | Posted 01.14.2016 | Good News
Cesar Millan

Get referrals. This may sound obvious, but even if you find a trainer in a phone book, ask if you can talk to a couple of his or her previous clients. They can give you an idea of the trainer's methods, "bedside manner," reliability, and willingness to follow through.

Keeping The Numbers Down in Shelters

Marthina McClay | Posted 12.09.2015 | Green
Marthina McClay

Keeping dogs from being surrendered to shelters to start with is one way to keep numbers down.

Five Things You Should Do For Your Foster Dog

Katie Grillaert | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Katie Grillaert

I often recommend that people foster before they adopt a dog. The primary benefit belongs to the dog, and it would be foolish to foster without understanding that you begin your adventure with a promise to him that you will do your best to put him first. It's not always easy, but it's worth it.

My 11 Dog Training Takeaways From the Doggie Lama

Marianne Messina | Posted 11.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marianne Messina

Right now, I'm in the middle of a star-crossed love affair of Romeo and Juliet proportions. Or that's how it feels. My Romeo has a history; he's excit...

The Most Important Thing You Could Ever Teach Your Dog

Nicole Wilde | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Nicole Wilde

Beyond the obvious not biting people or being aggressive with other dogs, there's one thing most trainers would agree on. Rather than simply telling you, let me illustrate what this most important thing is with an experience I had this morning.

Chill Out! Decompression Tips For New Foster Dogs

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 10.20.2015 | Education
Steffen Baldwin

Shelters are stressful environments full of strange noises and smells. All of that can be overstimulating for a dog, causing them to act out in ways that they might not normally. Your new foster is going to need quiet time in your house. Basically, the dog needs to CHILL OUT.

How To Cure Your Dog's Leash Issues

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

What Over The Counter Remedies May Help My Sick Dog?

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

Dr. Rosenthal Gives Us The Scoop On Feeding Your Dog The Right Food

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

Dr. Rosenthal's Tips On Keeping Your Dog Warm This Winter

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

Tips On How To Protect Your Dogs From Ticks

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

How To Crate Your Dog For Travel With Cesar Millan

Posted 10.13.2015 | Home

We had two wonderful dog experts on the show this week. Cesar Millan, the original “Dog Whisperer” himself, came by to talk about dealing with our...

Mondays With Marlo - Healthy Dog Tips With Cesar Millan and Dr. Kim Rosenthal

Posted 10.19.2015 | Home

We all love our dogs, but let’s face it - woman’s (and man’s) best friend may not always be the easiest creature to communicate with. And as the...

Pit Bulls, Headlines and Good News

Marthina McClay | Posted 10.12.2015 | Green
Marthina McClay

The good news is that things are so much better these days for pit bulls in spite of all the bad news out there. Many people do see pit bulls differently now. Much of this had to do with the Michael Vick case in 2007 and the good work of many rescue groups.

Dogs and Backyards

Marthina McClay | Posted 10.05.2015 | HuffPost Home
Marthina McClay

Dogs that live in backyards full-time, and are never allowed in the house, tend to disassociate from their family members and are often under-socialized. They also don't learn to live in the house and learn house rules.

The Truth About Chihuahuas

Marthina McClay | Posted 09.30.2015 | Green
Marthina McClay

After seeing other breeds hurt by discrimination over many years, I don't want to see this happen again. As I look through our south bay shelters, I see many Chihuahuas and their mixes, and in some areas they have increased in numbers beyond pit-bull-type dogs.

No, It's Not All How They're Raised

Trish McMillan Loehr | Posted 08.24.2015 | Good News
Trish McMillan Loehr

Please, pit bull lovers, stop saying "it's all how they're raised." I know you mean well. But if you truly believe "it's all how they're raised," no stray shelter dog or abused dog would be safe to place in a home.

The Magic of Fostering a Dog

Cesar Millan | Posted 08.13.2015 | Good News
Cesar Millan

Fostering isn't just good for the dog -- it can do wonders for the human as well! A dog needs daily exercise, and that helps us to get up, get out of the house, and experience simplicity.

The One Thing You Can Do Today That Could Save Your Dog's Life

Paul Owens | Posted 08.13.2015 | Green
Paul Owens

Never, ever, leave your dog alone in a hot car. Simple trips to the grocery store this summer will end in a completely preventable tragedy for many dogs. Don't let this happen to your dog!

The Best Way To Train A 'Hyper' Dog, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 07.28.2015 | Science

Training a dog is seldom easy, but how can you teach a hyperkinetic canine to sit, stay, and come? New research from Duke Universi...

WATCH: Widow Finds Purpose in Raising Guide Dogs

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Meet Lorraine Trapani of Ridgefield, Connecticut. After her husband tragically lost his battle with pancreatic cancer, Lorraine did the best she could to distract herself with work, gaining nearly 100 pounds in the process. In an effort to implement better structure in her life, she became a raiser for Guiding Eyes For the Blind.

A Beautiful Reunion, and Progress with a Service Dog in Training

Belinda Williams | Posted 06.21.2015 | Impact
Belinda Williams

Anxiety issues are a huge part of PTSD. Most people think of flashbacks and behavior and mood volatility when they hear the letters "PTSD", but anxiety can be the most overwhelming part, especially when the triggers don't make sense.

Can You Fight Off a Police Dog?

Quora | Posted 06.05.2015 | Crime
Quora

I was a police canine handler for 8 years. My dog Bach was as gentle as a puppy unless he was provoked or he detected a threat against me. I had absolutely no problem bringing him into preschools and letting the children pet him and play with him. He was a part of our family, and with 4 sons, the house was always full of kids.

Andrea Arden With Marlo Thomas (VIDEO)

Posted 03.30.2015 | Home

I was so thrilled to have Certified Dog Trainer Andrea Arden as my guest on Mondays with Marlo. Andrea shared so many great expert tips with us about ...

8 Essential Steps to Bringing a New Dog into the Home

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Cesar Millan

In order to have a well-balanced dog, we have to teach her the house rules, and set boundaries and limitations from the get-go. The message you send your dog the moment she enters your home for the first time is critical, because it immediately establishes the ground rules in your dog's mind.