Help! My Dog Is… Archive

Puppy distracted on the walk

Dear Cesar, I have a nine-month-old, 100 lb puppy who I walk every single day for the amount of time you recommend in your

15 tips to overcome submissive urination

15 tips to overcome submissive urination   Submissive urination is a dog’s uncontrollable, instinctive reaction to the presence of another dog or human that

Secrets to housebreaking adult dogs

Secrets to housebreaking adult dogs By Juliana Weiss-Roessler When most people think about housebreaking a dog, they imagine an adorable little scamp that fits

Dealing with obsessive dog behaviors

Dealing with obsessive dog behaviors Obsessive dog behaviors and dog fixations can become as seriously harmful as addictions are for humans. When we laugh

Obsessive dog licking

Obsessive dog licking I have a 3-year-old toy Australian shepherd dog named Gina. She is an absolutely wonderful dog with a few challenges, one

How to stop dog from jumping on guests

How to stop dog from jumping on guests How can you tell if your dog is the pack leader? It’s simple: if your dog

How to calm a hyper dog

How to calm a hyper dog   If your dog seems hyper, or overly-excited, the problem likely stems from boredom and a lack of

Why dogs bury things

Why dogs bury things Dogs like to bury things. Sometimes that means finding a bone or a toy under a fresh pile of dirt

The causes of unwanted chewing — and how to stop it

The causes of unwanted chewing — and how to stop it Our dogs may be family, but that doesn’t mean they’re always the best

Why dog bites happen and how to stop dog biting

Why dog bites happen and how to stop dog biting Approximately four and a half million people are bitten by dogs in the United

How to break up a dog fight

Dear Cesar, I have read several articles in our local paper about people witnessing a dog fight and wanting to stop the dog fight

3 keys to stop the barking

3 keys to stop the barking   It is completely natural for dogs to bark, and it’s one of their most important forms of

Dealing with dog separation anxiety

Dealing with dog separation anxiety One of the most common phrases used by owners to describe a dog that appears stressed when the owner

How to help dogs get along

How to help dogs get along It’s an all-too-familiar scenario. Two humans try to blend their existing packs and wind up with their dogs

When dogs attack

When dogs attack   You may have heard the news about a 63 year-old woman who was mauled to death by four dogs in Palmdale, California, when she

How to handle a territorial dog

How to handle a territorial dog Dear Cesar, I would like to know how to properly handle a situation in which a territorial dog

Food aggression and what to do about it

Food aggression and what to do about it When a dog shows aggression to protect his food, it can be a serious issue. Not

Persistent dog anxiety and fear

Persistent dog anxiety and fear Cesar, I have a two-year-old Pomeranian who is afraid of everything; and so worried about things falling on him.  Although

Nipping nipping in the bud

Nipping nipping in the bud It’s natural behavior for puppies to bite. As they begin to teethe, they naturally need things to chew on.

Breed and aggression

  I deal with a lot of red zone cases, and I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed. Any breed can cause trouble.

Why do dogs lick?

Why do dogs lick? See if this sounds familiar: After going for a long walk with your dog and feeding her, you sit down