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Dog Whisperer Reveals Biggest Mistake Dog Owners Make

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Everyone with a dog has, at some point, questioned whether they’re raising and caring for them properly. Some go to the extent, in advance, of reading up on their breeds, which is something that should be done. They learn ahead with respect to mannerisms, temperament, likes and dislikes, and how best to care for their pet. Others will go the route of getting their furry friend from a Texas shelter, which doesn’t necessarily provide ample lead-time for research but doesn’t make it impossible. With the help of some trained professionals, you can often make the right moves in advance of any major “screw-ups” and ensure both you and your pet are happy and healthy. That’s where Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer, comes in. A dog trainer with more than two decades of experience, he’s well known for being the “Dog Whisperer” (from his series that ran from 2004 to 2012). He’s recently identified the biggest mistake that dog owners make.

Shared on the Strahan Sara and Keke YouTube channel, the roughly five-minute video below aired on ABC and was shared online to total viewership (to date) of over 500K. Weekdays, at 1 p.m. Eastern and 12 p.m. Central, hosts Michael Strahan, Sara Haines, and Keke Palmer talk with celebrities, share lifestyle tips, and cover stories that touch the heart, with a few surprises. Not so much a surprise as a very helpful segment, the clip below with Cesar Millan identifies the number one mistake he sees dog owners make, giving you a leg-up on what to correct.

Video: YouTube/Strahan Sara and Keke

Comments from viewers who watched the YouTube video ranged from having “aha” moments to admiring Millan’s dog trainer wisdom. Recognizing a mistake or an issue in the training of your dog in advance and working to correct it is the duty of every loving pet owner. With the help and advice of individuals such as this, you can ensure that both you and your pet are well on the way to a happy life together. The idea of giving a pet such as a dog to their children is a popular one. Dog advocates everywhere urge would-be owners to consider not only the social impact of where they purchase or obtain the dog, but also the impact to the life of the family and the animal when it comes time to properly care for it. Although it may seem like an amazing gift, a dog is a commitment by a family to care for and protect, as well as keep healthy, another living thing. Doing so in every right way possible can negate any future heartache on the part of the dog or the family when or if it seems they’re not a proper fit. Choose wisely and follow a dedicated training plan to avoid making a mistake. The results will amaze you!