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Here at SheKnows, we love how passionate Cesar Millan is for dog activism and rehabilitation. So when he agreed to sit down with us and answer a few of our reader's own questions, we jumped at the chance. Here are Cesar's remarks on the questions you've been wondering about your family pet.

When we asked to swing by for an inside look at Cesar Millan's newest training initiatives, we were thrilled with what we found. Not only did Millan provide more insight on his new hands-on seminar, Training Cesar's Way, he answered several of our questions about training in general and offered details for his new weekly clinics that any dog owner can benefit from. Watch the video for Millan's advice for your training questions, and read below for more information on what's next for the dog-behaviorist.


Reader question:
Why does my dog bring trash into the house?


Reader question:
How do you deal with the dogs
when the mailman arrives?


Reader question:
Why do dogs mount each other during play time?

Weekly clinics

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to train alongside Cesar Millan and some of the best dog trainers out there? Well then, your dreams have just come true. As one of Millan's newest initiatives, he has handpicked a group of astounding trainers to help him teach weekly training clinics at his Dog Psychology Center, located just outside of Los Angeles, California.

"I am especially proud to be offering these courses at the Dog Psychology Center," Millan explains, "The clinics are taught by my team of handpicked professional trainers, each of them with extensive experience in their fields and knowledge of my instinctual approach to dog psychology."

What attendees can expect

Any who participate within one of the clinics will receive professional input for their dog's training needs. They will dive in with the experts to address common behavioral issues such as socialization, obedience and even uncontrolled leash walking.

Seminars include:

  • Mastering the walk: A hands-and-feet-on workshop to help you make the most of each walk
  • Socializing your dog: An on-leash workshop (and sometimes off) to help socialize nervous dogs
  • Basic obedience: A beginning on-leash obedience course that emphasizes communication
  • Intermediate obedience and socialization: An advanced version of the Basic Obedience course
  • Dog swimming: An introductory course for water rookies that also includes socialization
  • Sheep herding: A beginning course that involves an instinct test in a small pen with three sheep
  • Agility training: A fun, sporting workshop involving an obstacle course
  • Treibball: An interactive game that builds strong bonds between you and your dog
  • Search and rescue: Search and rescue training, emphasizing your dog's natural instincts
  • Clinic sampler: An overview of five different workshops, covered in three days


The next round of clinics will be running September 7 - October 13. Registration starts soon, so jump over to TrainingCesarsway.com for more information regarding pricing, schedules and upcoming dates. Then be sure to leave your own training questions for Cesar Millan within the comments below. You never know, he may be answering your question next!

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Comments on "Cesar Millan answers SheKnows readers' questions"

Susan Cutler October 31, 2013 | 1:50 AM

I just received a 3-4 year old terrier/poodle dog given to me by a young girl from the Second Chance Program through Oregon Animal Control. She was almost emaciated, her back bone and rib bones were showing so much I couldn't believe it. I have been working with her in a very gentle and loving way and very determined to help her. I have only had her going on 5 weeks now. She is very shy and nervous around new people and growls on a continual basis when she sees other dogs whether on tv or in real life. She barks very aggressively and loudly at different dogs also. I do not know how to handle this situation, Cesar. I have seen changes in her, however during the brief time I have had her. She has totally warmed up to me and is trusting me now and has totally won my heart. She was very apprehensive at first. She doesn't bark at my Husband very agressively anymore but did and is now somewhat accepting him. It has been very difficult as I also have another dog. He watches her out of one eye and does other things with his other eye. In other words, he is still very apprehensive because she growls at him quite a bit. It is becoming less as times goes on it seems. He is very gentle and just walks away. I feel badly when things happen though and perhaps even guilty. Please help! I just don't know where to go from here, I am determined to keep her and to help this little girl. She deserves this second chance she was given. I don't give up on things easily. Do you have any suggestions, Cesar? I think I need a few suggestions how to help her overcome this posture. I would like to thank you in advance just in case I become a fortunate recipient. I would be so indebted. By the way, we live in Anchorage, AK.

Diana Beatty August 13, 2013 | 4:42 PM

I just love Cesar Millan He is such a great person when it comes to dogs I have watched many of his programs and am amazed at what he is able to accomplish with the animals that he is trying to turn around because of some bad behavior a dog may have. I agree we as humans don't look at animals in the way we should they need attention just as we do they can become bad behaved dogs if they are not given the right insight into their bad behavior to make them better dogs. I think Mr. Millan is such a gifted man to be able to see and do what he can to help others that are struggling with issuses that their dogs have. Thank Mr. Millan for all you do for those that are just about to give up until you intervene and show them the way you are a God send.

Leah July 31, 2013 | 2:51 PM

I have a new puppy and this article is very helpful!

Dana July 25, 2013 | 8:09 AM

Hello, I have an almost 10 year old Lab/Husky/Beagle mix that we rescued from the animal shelter. He will go through phases where he will not eat and we know he must be starving because his stomach sounds frightening. I swear he is afraid of absolutely everything, fireworks, wind, thunder & lightening, water, foil, and even plastic bags. The lightening and fireworks frighten him so much that he will shake uncontrollably, never leaving my side and even trying to climb up on me. We try to ignore this behavior but can be hard, especially when someone trips over him. I have been thinking of purchasing a Thunder Vest to see if that would help. Also, I know this is going to sound mean because my family loves MoJo very much, but he is a jerk most of the time and so selfish, almost pouty like a child. If we tell him to stay or wait he will not listen. If anyone raises there voice even the slightest he runs and hides. If I look at him and ask him if he has been on the couch, he will follow me until I pet him, he doesn't want me angry with him, only does this with me. We are having a power struggle with him, he thinks he is the boss. Nothing aggressive about him, In fact we have always compared him to Eyore from Winnie the Pooh. We also have a 5 year old sweet as pie yellow lab that loves to be with his people, never wanders, listens, waits for us to go up or own the stairs or enter/exit doors. He will even wait to come in the house if he has wet paws so I can wipe them! We purchased Magnus after we had to put a dog down due to aggression towards myself and our children. After we put her down MoJo has not been the same. He seems depressed all the time, could care less if his people are around or not, reminds us of a cat, in fact we call him kitty sometimes. We love our boys so much! We are and have been having issues with our MoJo and as he gets older he gets stranger and stranger. Like all of a sudden he started moaning and groaning when he lies down, not die to pain either, just does it, almost like he is annoyed with us. Forgive me for the book, I just don't know where else to look or ask. Our vet doesn't really offer any advise except suggest we purchase their foods and etc... I appreciate any advise, thanks.

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