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Joyce   Lubec, Maine

3/15/2013 10:20:56 AM

We gave our golden a voice. When he was a puppy we taught him to ring a bell to go out. It was very useful for us to know when he needed to go out.We have a big property and just let him out. Now he will ring the bell to play ball, and to go out. He has also improved the game by ringing the bell at his dinnertime if we are late, and just now he rang the bell very clearly and led me to the counter where I had some cheese out. Luckily he does not use this all the time, just when he thinks it is likely we will respond. He is a very kind, obedient, calm and patient dog and real asset to us and joy to own.

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Brad P.   Calgary, AB

10/9/2009 10:32:46 PM

1. Dogs interact not through energy but through sound, postures, looks, positioning, and physical interactions.



2. Aside from the fact that dogs don't have pack leaders, there is much 'negotiation' among dogs and among any group of social animals. The dog doesn't respond, not because of lack of leadership but because of lack of
training.

3. Millan is right about this. It is a good idea to meet a dog using calm BEHAVIOR, but crouching down does make you less threatening so it is more of a prosocial posture. The dog will respond to your calm
BEHAVIOR.

4. Respect is a human putting emotional conotation behind a behavior. If you train the dog - then you don't have to worry about being a
leader.

5. Actually pups don't wait. They are quite demanding and will en-masse jump on the dam to nurse. If she is unwilling she backs away - which under Millan's construct makes her
submissive.

6. Here Millan confuses fatique with submission. Neither are applicable for a dog in a house environment. Dominance/Submision is the state of a relationship at a given point, normally when two individuals are contesting a resource.


7. Millan's suggestion for feeding is good but not for the reasons he posits.

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Tina   Birdsboro, PA

8/23/2009 7:49:10 PM

I have a nine month old French/English mixed bulldog. I have two children, 8 and 10 who, along with me absolutely love this dog. However, we found a few months into having him that he is DEAF. I am having a terrible time training him to go to the bathroom outside. We also have two Japanese Chins, who if anyone knows them, weight 6 and 9 pounds. Our bulldog is 40 pounds and likes to sit on them (he has already hurt my one dogs back) and he runs full force at them when he is playing. He still bites the kids (when
playing).

I would really like to make this work. We all love PUD very much (believe me the name fits). However, he just pees and poops whenever he sees fit and I am becoming very discouraged. I am also afraid he is going to hurt the little
dogs.

Does anyone have any advice for a DEAF bulldog??? Please help me. Signed - Frusterated

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Terry   Mount Airy, MD

1/23/2009 11:43:39 AM

Cesar really knows what he is talking about. I've been watching his show religiously. It's amazing how he can "control" any dog...just by his calm, assertive energy. I've been using his technique on my dog. She was a "puller" on leash. Now she walks off leash behind me! God made someone special in Cesar. It would be an honor to meet him one day.

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Linda Wetteland   Winchester, OR

6/30/2008 4:50:11 PM

I have read the book, "Cesar's Way" and still my Maltese/Shtzu dog want's is hyperactive and aggressive toward everyone he sees & other dogs. I walk him, we encounter other neighborhood dogs and Buddy wants to eat them! He gets all the neighborhood dogs stirred up. He viciously barks at visitors like he is going to bite them. He does that in waves of assertive barking. Therefore, it is difficult to remain, "calm/assertive" as a pack leader, when people visit our house.

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Seth   Robbinsville, NC

10/10/2007 8:20:54 PM

He is definitely right!

We should treat our dogs like DOGS. Everything in nature deserves respect, But we must remember,( including me), that humans are the dominant species, and should be treated as such.

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Susan   High Point, NC

5/15/2007 6:00:04 AM

Cesar, thanks for taking time to write articles for the Dog Channel site. They are helpful for aiding my stepdaughter in training her dog.

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