By Men's Health
Apr 03, 2012
My golden is close to 13, the last few days she has collasped only for a 5 second span, then for the rest of the day is normal,is her heart giving out?
Hey ceased, I have a problem with my dog. When ever we open the door and have to leave it open, the dog will sprint through the door and run down the street. It takes about 20 minutes to get her back into the house. Can you help me find a way to teach my dog to come when I call her?
Hi! I would like to ask is it better not to cut a dog's coat in the summer? We have a 100 pound great dog that is wolf and Husky. We bought him a cooling large pad to lay on and he sure does use it daily to help keep him cooler but he has such a thick heavy coat. I would never shave it off completely but wondering if we took him to a groomer to have it cut down some if it would help him or keeo the heavy fur on for insulation?Just want the best for my furry kids. We have two dogs, the other one is an Aussie. Three cats as well. All best friends.Thanks so very much.
The real key to successful dog training is ABSOLUTE CONSISTENCY. - and trust me, sometimes it is hard! Ex.: you do not want your dog on the couch with you. So you put him on the floor (here is the key) EVERY time he starts to get up - and that means if you are in the middle of a good book, a good TV show, or a good cuddle - stop doing what you are doing and repeat the methods you are using - whether voice commands or putting him down - to make it clear to him that the couch is a NO - every time and always! - And #2: the most important single command that your dog must learn is C-O-M-E. It means come immediately to where I am and sit in front of me. Start with a leash and collar and say "Come!' in a tone of joyous conviction - and, when he (sorry - I have had only male dogs) does come to you...well, never before in the history of the world has ANY dog EVER done anything as wonderful as what he just did in coming when you called! MAKE A HUGE FUSS OVER HIM! You know a wonderful place to practice this? in a tennis court! Enclosed - and generally not used in the late fall/winter months. So - there are two basics: consistency and come-when-called reliably. One more easy tip: when you want him to sit, say "Sit"' and lift his chin up a little - and down will go the back end - at which point once again LOTS of praise. Be consistent about the "Come when called" command - pick on word or set of words and ALWAYS use that. It frustrates me beyond belief when people say "Come!" once - then "Snoopy, come on!" - then "Hey! Over here...now..." - well, you get the idea. Poor dog is saying, Now I wonder what she wants me to do this time!" - I do NOT use food rewards simply because sooner or later you will bre caught empty-handed (and empty-pocketed as well!) and this is a bad glitch in your training; but God willing you will always have a tongue!
Hi Ceasar:I have two King Charles Cavalier Spaniels who are 5 years old. They are great dogs but one of them talks a lot especially at dinner time even though he has already been feed. I tell him quite but he continues. I say talk because if he needs water he will come over to me and bark,if he wants to go upstairs he will bark to get my approval. How do I control the barking without killing his spirit.
I took in my daughters dog that is seven years old and is part tearier and chuachua and has been abused by her ex boyfriend. No matter what I try he pee's and poo's in the house. I have been creating him at night so not to have to clean up his messes in the morning. I work and also have another small dog that is house trained. I don't want to give him away because I love him. Please help me find a way to train him not to mess in the house!
\\PLEASE HELP ME!!! My room mate and i both have dogs.and they want to kill each other.or be dominant,im not sure.we have to keep them separate or they fight non-stop.im tired of keeping them locked in a room,but im also tired of cleaning up tons of blood and tending to both their wounds and my own,because im impulsive and act on instinct so as soon as they start to fight i lunge in myself and pry their jaws apart or pick them up.please someone help me!!! i really need help or one of them is going to have to go (neither of us are willing to do that .) or one of them is going to die.PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!
Dear Caesar, I know that you are a dog person but I need a totally objective point of view on my cat. She is 20 years of age and has been my constant companion. She is going both blind and deaf and has arthritic limbs. She has recently been experiencing problems with blood in her stool. The vet says it's a case of bleeding hemorrhoids. I don't want her to suffer all of the ailments that humans suffer. Should I put her to sleep and just be miserable.They may have to lock me in a padded cell.
Hi rosewood, I wanted to add a bit of advice to your plight. First off, 20 years old is in the range of "no way"! My beloved Dudley lived to be 20. He was incredibly healthy and active until about 18, I noticed slowing down, not jumping onto those higher areas, etc.. Other than that, it was all good. He was comfortable and ate and pooped well. But in his last year, it of course rapidly went downhill. I promised myself and my boy that I would never knowingly allow him to suffer. But our minds play crazy tricks on us when we are in that denial state. Without going into detail, i will tell you that in hindsight I would give anything to go back, and put him down about 2 months before I did. Maybe less, I don't know for sure. Okay, so your cat is losing her sight, and her hearing. Is she in danger because of those things? Will she fall down the stairs, or bump into walls if you're not there? How is her weight? Eating habits? Litter box habits? Does she cry out a little when you pick her up? Do you find that she is off by herself when she used to be very social? Those things are what I believe are telling signals that your cat isn't happy, or comfortable anymore. Maybe experiencing one or 2 of these things isn't quite an emergency to euthanize, but you really have to keep a level head and constantly remind yourself that another couple weeks or couple months isn't worth the possibility that your sweetie is in pain. And hopefully you have a great vet that you can ask for his honest opinion of the situation. I hope I've helped. It absolutely sucks no matter what, but the guilt of having to look back and deal with the fact that you should have done it sooner is TERRIBLE. Good luck to you.
Hello I am wondering where I can go to get help. My dog of 8 years is very unhappy because my mother's puppy moved in. The puppy wants to play and my dog hates him. Has anyone out there experienced this issue?
Cesar, you are truly a gift from God. I watch your program all of the time, and every time I watch you work your magic, I am amazed at how well you work with people as well as dogs. You seem to never give up and are willing to share you gift so freely. No one can do what you as well as you, because what you do comes from you heart and sole. We are all so much better for you being here. Thank you so very much for your love of human as well as dogs.Emilie Lorenzi