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Thinking About Shaving Your Dog’s Hair Coat For The Summer? Think Again.

Contrary to popular belief, shaving your long-haired dog (or cat) will not keep him/her cooler during the hot, summer months.

A dog’s coat works like a thermostat. It helps regulate their body temperature in both hot and cold weather, similarly to duck’s feathers and down. The undercoat and outer coat form an insulated barrier that keeps the temperature regulated. It becomes increasingly difficult for a dog to keep itself warm or cool with no fur. Dogs do not sweat like people do to cool themselves.  The mechanism of cooling by sweating is through evaporation.

Unlike humans, the skin of dogs and cats does not contain the vast network of blood vessels and sweat glands designed to dissipate body heat during hot weather conditions. Since dogs only sweat in the pads of their paws this is not their method of cooling. A dog cools itself by panting. Their coat does not effect their ability to pant.

http://chinadogtraining.com/thinking-about-shaving-your-dogs-hair-coat-for-the-summer-think-again/
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Calm and Confident, controlling your dog...NO PUNISHMENT
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Common Types of Aggression in Dogs

http://chinadogtraining.com/common-types-of-aggression-in-dogs/

Fear Aggression:

Fear is a defensive type of aggression. It occurs when a dog perceives his or her physical safety is threatened or when their critical distance is invaded. There is an imaginary line around your dog. If a perceived threat remains outside this line, your dog will be alert and watchful, yet calm. If a perceived threat crosses this line, however, the dog will start showing anxious defensive, or aggressive behaviors.

Fear seems to be a common, if not the most common, trigger of threats and aggression. Dogs displaying this type of aggression are often called fear biters. This behavior is associated with a combination of defensive and submissive body postures. For example, the dog may bare their teeth and air-snap, but at the same time their ears will be flattened back and tail tucked between thier legs.

Fearfully aggressive animals will not generally chase their opponent or continue an attack once the opponent has retreated outside the critical distance.

Dominance Type Aggression:

This is a popular label for categorizing threats and aggression. And, like many fashionable labels, it is often misinterpreted and misused. So make sure you are really describing how your dog behaves, and not just assuming that, because they have growled or lunged at another dog, it’s a dominance behavior.

So what does this type of aggression look like? First of all, the dog’s body language will be more offensive than defensive. Unlike fear-based aggression, their posture will be “up”: their tail raised, their ears forward and chest out, “standing tall” so to speak.

Another important clue, in understanding dominance-type aggression, is what triggered it. Often the trigger is that another dog fails to display proper appeasement behaviors. It can also be triggered when another dog tries to make possession of a valued resource: a bone, a couch, a toy.

It’s important to understand that dominance is not part of their personality. It’s not an emotion. It’s not some trait that your dog might have that needs to be cured or controlled.

Dominance-related aggression is a reaction to their environment relating to a social situation. Period.

Possessive Aggression:

Possessive aggression occurs when a dog has a valued resource such as a bed, toy, or food, and he or she doesn’t want to share. Some authorities combine this category with dominance aggression. It’s also been described as territorial aggression, or guarding behavior, or resource guarding. This type of aggression can be very powerful when it’s associated with food, this is a canines number one resource and has a tendency to become extremely possessive over it.

Possessive aggression can be directed toward humans as well as other dogs. It may have offensive or defensive components, or a combination of both.

Please keep in mind…there are NO true professional Chinese dog trainers in China that can help modify or change these types of serious behavior problems. If your dog is showing signs of these behaviors stated above, DO NOT HESITATE…PLEASE CALL ME RIGHT AWAY!!!
Fear Aggression: Fear is a defensive type of aggression. It occurs when a dog perceives his or her physical safety is threatened or when their critical distance is invaded. There is an imaginary line ...
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At the moment I have only a one year old French bulldog who walks absolutely great, because we teach him from the beginning on how to walk. Next year we are getting a pit bull once our frenchie is more stable. And guess what he will learn as well, not to pull etc...The good thing is, its so nice to walk with a well behaved dog here in China. As 98% of all dogs and owners don't know how to handle the leash and the dog. But that's why we are here www.chinadogtraining.com.

http://www.cesarsway.com/training/thewalk/How-to-Walk-16-Dogs-or-Just-One
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What Really is Dog Whispering?


In the recent dog training world, we see the term “Dog Whispering” quite often and many people don’t quite understand what this term truly means. Now here in China, most people are completely oblivious to this term all together, because first, pet dog ownership is so brand new and many people have no idea what-so-ever how to properly raise and train a puppy or dog. Also, the show “The Dog Whisperer” with Cesar Milan is not broadcasted on regular television, which is a shame because I think the Chinese community could learn a lot about canine behavior and dog problem solving strategies from watching this show. Simply put, “dog whispering” means one thing… COMMUNICATION, properly understanding your canine companion and truly being able to communicate with them on a degree that they understand is the most vital and important training element of all.

Once there’s a communication break-down between you and your dog, the command style of shouting orders doesn’t really work because you get frustrated while your dog continues to be confused and may end up simply doing what you say (maybe) as a way of avoiding some sort of punishment which can then lead your dog to both disrespect, mistrust and fear you, all which are very unstable legs upon which to build a solid relationship. Rather than shouting confusing human words and commands to a dog and forcing it to somehow understand what you want of it, dog whispering is a much more natural approach to training or eliminating unwanted behaviors because it connects directly with the dog through body language, state of mind and positive associations, all of which associates innately to the canines level of understanding.

For instance, a true “dog whisperer” can recognize where the miscommunication between a dog and owner is causing a particular problem and then create a plan specifically designed to help eliminate the problems in each individual case.

In my eyes as a professional…dog whispering is essential human training; it is the understanding and knowledge of canine behavior. I have brought this powerful philosophy to China, to share with the people of this great country, to create harmony and stability between people and dogs.

http://chinadogtraining.com/what-really-is-dog-whispering/
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Why Have Your Dog On a Leash? An observation in China...


There is such a misconception in the world from most owners and or handlers, that dog’s must spend a majority of time off leash “to run and be free,” especially here in China! From my observation after living and working in Beijing for almost 3 years now, I would say that approximately 80-90 percent of owners do not keep their dogs on a leash. Having this many dogs off the leash has led to an estimate of 50-70 thousand people getting bit in just Beijing alone every year, along with an estimated 2-3 thousand people DYING every year in the entire country from rabies infection, also due to dog bites.

These numbers are absolutely staggering to me! All of this instability and large numbers could easily be reduced by doing one thing…creating AWARENESS & EDUCATING our communities about canine behavior! Putting humans aside, this thought process is also why so many dogs and especially puppies are dying or getting serious medical and even psychological ailments. There is one reason why there is leash laws through-out the entire world…SAFETY FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG!

Why take the chance for you, a loved one or your dog to end up as a statistic! Train you’re canine companion to walk properly on the leash and or lead with structure. Even on the leash, keep a close eye on them…what are they smelling, who are they staring at, why are they barking. Do not accommodate your dog’s impulses; you are the LEADER, not the dog! “Mastering the walk” on the leash challenges both mind and body, there is no better socialization exercise and no better overall training regiment then this.

On the other hand…allowing your dog to play off leash and you’ll quickly lose his or her attention and have no control over them what-so-ever; this is when YOU and your dog can get into BIG trouble. Keep in mind; it is our soul responsibility as dog owners to train our dogs properly and keep them safe. Exactly, the same way as it should be with parents, to protect and educate their children! This why I truly love my job…CREATING HARMONY BETWEEN PEOPLE AND THEIR DOGS

http://chinadogtraining.com/why-have-your-dog-on-a-leash/
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A very nice read my Discipline vs Punishment this is where the humans make the mistake and ask them self why their dog don't listen to them...

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Why Training Your Dog is So Important



We love our dogs. There’s no doubt about it. Each year, responsible and caring dog owners, spend millions and millions of dollars to feed, entertain, pamper and provide excellent health-care for their beloved dogs. For many people, almost nothing is too extravagant, or expensive for their dogs.

Another area where these responsible and caring pet owners are spending their hard-earned dollars and precious time on is proper training, especially with puppies. These folks understand that providing quality training for their dog or puppy is one of the most important things they can possibly do for their dog in his or her lifetime. Proper training, preferably as early on in the relationship as possible, can produce a wealth of benefits that will carry through the dog’s life and make it easier for him to become a beloved member of his family unit.

Training activities can help improve your dog’s attention skills and impulse control abilities, and can reduce anxiety and frustration. Dogs appear to be more focused on their owners and comfortable in their surroundings. The net result is a sense of security and trust where they are able to let their guard down, because they know that they are safe from harm.

Through the lessons they learn in their training exercises, dogs learn to cope more effectively with conflict or emotionally stressful situations. They learn to have more confidence and are able approach difficult challenges with the feeling that they can be successful, which can reduce anxiety, frustration and fear. Through training, they also learn what is truly expected of them, which allows them to behave and live according to the guidelines that we’ve set forth.

Take an Active Role in Your Dog’s Training

Owners, who play an active part in their dog’s training, gain a lot of useful experiences and valuable canine life lessons in the process. They become more observant and more in-tune to their dog’s behavior. They learn to identify, not-so-apparent, details about their dog’s behavior, so they are more equipped to handle issues or problems that may arise in the future. Owners will learn how to appreciate a dog’s biological and emotional requirements, so they are able to provide him with the necessary things in life to make him a healthy and happy member of the household. This, in turn, has positive ramifications for everybody whom comes into contact with the dog.

Instead of always using punishments or corrections to train the dog to behave properly (in China), owners learn more effective and productive forms of communication and training to get their dog behave properly. Owners also develop a more informed estimation of their dog’s learning abilities and limitations. This provides the owner with a better understanding of the concepts and skills the dog can associate with more quickly, as well as those he may some difficulty with and take a little longer to comprehend.

All of these benefits lead to a better relationship and serve to strengthen the bond between owner and dog. They build understanding, communication, and mutual respect for one another. Training also builds leadership. Effective training will help your dog defer and comply with you to become a successful companion.

To summarize, training provides all of the following amazing benefits:

Enhances the human-dog relationship
Promotes affection and mutual appreciation
Provides the owner with effective management and control skills
A foundation of communication between owner and dog
Builds confidence and trust
Promotes relaxation and sense of well-being
Enhances social adjustment, cooperation and competence
Improves the dog’s attention and impulse-control abilities
In short, obedience training benefits everyone!

VERY IMPORTANT FACT:

MANY PEOPLE IN CHINA SEND THEIR DOGS TO A TRAINING CENTER OR “BOOT CAMP” TYPE ENVIRONMENT FOR OBEDIENCE TRAINING. THESE TRAINING FACILITIES ARE WELL KNOWN FOR USING VERY ABUSIVE ADVERSE TRAINING METHODS THAT ARE DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR DOGS HEALTH AND WELL BEING. I HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN AND WORKED WITH DOGS THAT HAVE CAME BACK FROM THESE TYPES OF TRAINING CAMPS. THE DOGS HAVE RETURNED TO THEIR OWNERS SUFFERING FROM THE MOST SEVERE BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS KNOWN TO CANINES INCLUDING, FEAR, AGGRESSION, APPREHENSION AND MISTRUST TO HUMANS AND DOGS ALIKE! FOR THE MOST PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, RESEARCHED TRAINING AVAILABLE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MYSELF FOR A FREE CONSULTATION/EVALUATION. I GUARANTEE YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
We love our dogs. There's no doubt about it. Each year, responsible and caring dog owners, spend millions and millions of dollars to feed, entertain, pamper and provide excellent health-care for t...
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This is how you can control your dog without punishing it, just with your calm and confident energy....
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http://www.cesarsway.com/dogcare/health/10-Safety-Tips-for-Working-Out-with-Your-Dog

Thank you for this great tips, the situation on exercising your dog looks like this. Go to the dog park let them of leash and that's it. Or give the dog to your Housekeeper let her go to any park let the dog of leash and that's it. If the people see how I walk with my dog they make big eyes. As they are not to used to see something like this. But China Dog Training is here to change it...
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Ceasars Training helped a lot of people through out the world. Who follow his rules exercise, discipline and than affection. And we have to say that this works really great especially when you implement rules, boundaries and limitations. Thank You Cesar for teaching the whole world. Chin Dog Training will offer soon the first professional Dog Walking here in Beijing and our Psychology Center will be open as well soon. Come and visit us at www.chinadogtraining.com.


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Check out the newest post on Being a calm, clear, consisten leader!

In nature, most dogs live in groups and or packs. The leader, whether it’s a male or female is the confident, strong one. The other dogs follow the guidelines of the leader by watching him or her very closely, observing the body language and behavior being projected. The leader teaches them what kind of behavior is acceptable and what are the rules of the group.

For more go to http://chinadogtraining.com
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