by:ticotimes.net
The star of the popular show “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan” will work his magic at a Jan. 28 show at the National Stadium in San José.
Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Cesar Millan, the world-renowned dog behavior specialist and co-creator and star of the popular television show “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan,” will share dog training tips and advice during his Jan. 28 show at the National Stadium in San José. RPMTV Xtreme Family Entertainment is sponsoring the event.

In addition to his hit series, broadcast on Nat Geo Wild in the U.S. and on Animal Planet in Latin America, the self-taught Mexican-American Millan has written several books on dog training and has toured around the world. Millan has something of a cult following among dog owners and has used his behavior techniques to help the dogs of celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Will Smith.

According to RPMTV Media Manager Juan Carlos Peña, Millan will talk about how to have a good, balanced, healthy pet at the Jan. 28 show. This includes mental health; Millan considers this one of the fundamental principles of owning a pet. Using his own dogs, Millan will demonstrate what constitutes good habits and correct conduct. To show how to modify dog behavior, Millan will use dogs from Costa Rica with behavior issues, and offer solutions.

Tickets will be available online at www.laboleteria.co.cr starting Dec. 1, and will cost ₡8,000-₡35,000 ($16-$70). For more information on Millan, visit his official website at www.cesarsway.com.

by: costaricanews.com

JetBlue Airway announced four weekly non-stop flights to Liberia, in Costa Rica’s rich Guanacaste region, from its home base at New York’s JFK Airport. To celebrate, the airline is also offering an inaugural fare of only US$119 if booked by December 1, 2011 for travel through February 15, 2012.

The first flight was yesterday, Thursday, November 17.

Liberia, on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, will be the airline’s second destination in the country. JetBlue has served Juan Santamaria International Airport in the capital, San Jose, with nonstop service from Orlando, since 2009.

Named after the national tree of Costa Rica, Guanacaste is one of the country’s most popular vacation and ecotourism destinations thanks to nearly a dozen well-known biological reserves, national parks and wildlife refuges. Known as a haven for nature lovers and outdoor adventurers alike, stunning Pacific coastlines are plentiful in this northwestern province, as are the seemingly endless hours of summer sunlight.

“Liberia is a world-class destination with a really diverse set of attractions,” said JetBlue Director Schedule Planning Dave Clark. “We’ll be offering the only direct service from JFK and we’re excited to make it easy for customers to get to the beautiful Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.”

“JetBlue’s inaugural flight to Liberia is certainly a momentous occasion for Costa Rica, as travelers will now have unprecedented access to the country’s Northwest region, home to a bounty of attractions that satisfy travelers’ every need. We look forward to welcoming JetBlue passengers into our country, where they can experience first-hand our rich culture, commitment to sustainability and the happiness that is unique to our country,” commented Costa Rica Minister of Tourism Allan Flores.

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I have showed Casa Jaguar yesterday to a lady and her friend. When walking around the property she asked me two times if there are snakes. I answered yes, but she should not be worried about them as within the 16 years I’m here, I never known or heard about an incident. When we walked towards the waterfall at the property I saw the snake, just 3 feet right in front of me. Great camouflage this Boa Constrictor (non venomous) I though , she did not move so I made one step back and took a picture with my cell phone. The clients / ladies behind me got excited and we tried to get the dog away from the snake. Too late, the dog sniffed on her and the snake came up in the air with half of the upper body ready to strike, when I saw the rattle going I knew that I was wrong, it was a Cascavel or Rattlesnake. The dog jumped backwards quickly, then the snake stayed a few seconds and then turned around and disappeared in the bushes. Amazing to see on how close we and especially the dog came up to the snake. Back at Casa Jaguar, the owner stated that this is pretty normal, because they live here in the middle of nature. All the years nothing happened to none of the five dogs or 3 cats nor any of their guest or them. Pura Harmonia.