to many from his Dog Whisperer television show on National Geographic
deal - well regarded by his peers and someone who offers realistic
advice to dog owners. He's the trainer who can rehabilitate a troubled
have stood the test of time - because they work!
that placing unrealistic expectations on a dog is going to make the
and the dog unhappy
the need for exercise (old saying: a tired dog is a good dog) as well
as discipline and affection. Get the three of these right, and you'll
have a great
is innate. He describes how he has always been able to communicate and
control dogs, even before he had a philosophy about dog training
not Cesar Millan. He does things like running and feeding his dogs in
packs that can be tricky for average owners
takes unruly dogs back to his facility where they are rehabilitated.
Then he takes them back to their owners - with mixed results as he describes
in the one of the books below
honest for the animal rights activists. The dogs-are-furry-people adherents
can't stand him (maybe this is really a 'What's Good')
The illusion collar that Mr. Millan sells is NOT designed or intended
for Toy breeds especially those with 'pushed in' faces or brachycephalic
breeds. His website acknowledges that. Tugging too hard on one of these
(or any other collar) in a Pug, Pekinese or similar small dog could damage
their necks and even cause serious eye injury.
are my recommendations. Four paws are best; one paw is worst.
Millan's performance in front of the camera is
at his best by now and he elaborates more on the techniques he's
like this one as well as Season Two however. The producers tried
to add interest by sending him out to more locations but the dog
problems aren't any more representative of typical dog and their
owners than the first two seasons.
Two paws. Nice but still widescreen format instead of being formatted
for TV screen. No captions for hearing impaired this time. Have
no idea why National Geographic would release a DVD without that.
are not all of Mr .Millan's products. I'm not reviewing them because
1) they keep growing! and 2) I didn't see anything new after these.
It's same information - great information though it is - repackaged
for new sales.
whatever format appeals to you.
Millan's Critics: Of course none of this could be jealousy over
his success, right?
claim his techniques are out-of-date and we now know so much more about
dog psychology now.
claim reinforces the fact that his approach has been around a long time.
His techniques work and have for years. Lassie and Rin Tin Tin never attended
a clicker class!
how after the 'enlightenment' that the critics claim has happened in the
canine world that there is such an explosion of dog training books, tools,
training aids and even drugs for dogs (doggy Prozac).
thing about all the knowledge we supposedly have. I subscribe to Tufts
and Cornell University Veterinary Schools newsletters for dog owners.
get asked questions such as 'why does my dog eat grass?' Know what the
most common answer is to those questions - 'we don't really know why a
not people and if you persist in treating them as such, you'll be depressed,
and the dog will be unruly.
a good owner which also includes being a realistic owner. Learn from Mr.