NatGeo Cancels 'Dog Whisperer'

After more than 150 episodes, Cesar Millan announced via Facebook that the final season of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan will premiere Saturday, July 7, 2012, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD. The ninth and final season features 12 all-new episodes.

“I am so thankful to all the Dog Whisperer fans that embraced the show over the years and made it such a huge success,” said Cesar. “It was bittersweet filming the final episodes, but they are a lot of fun and turned out to be some of the best cases ever. And to my biggest fans, never fear, you haven’t seen the last of me yet!”

Reactions were mixed, no surprise given the controversy surrounding training methods employed by Millan. Positive trainers opposed to his techniques are happy to witness the show’s demise, but adoring fans said they wanted the popular series to continue.







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    June 7, 2012 8:22 amPosted 2 years ago
    Shirly

    nooooo… i love him :(

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    June 7, 2012 8:22 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kelly

    good, he’s a bully

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    June 7, 2012 8:22 amPosted 2 years ago
    Veronica

    :-(

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    June 7, 2012 8:22 amPosted 2 years ago
    Sighthounds

    maybe somewhere else will pick it up?

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Faith

    NO!!!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Akiko

    Why???

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Muriel

    Great news! Maybe now they’ll put on a show with someone who uses up-to-date training methods using positive, rewards based training.

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      June 7, 2012 11:11 amPosted 2 years ago
      Kris

      The thing is they are canceling this show and bring him back with a new show. They do need to bring someone better in.

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      June 7, 2012 1:41 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      VOMIT, do you actually know the difference between the two different approaches? Remember he works with DOGS not people, and YES that does makes a difference.

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        June 7, 2012 1:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        My comment at 1:41p.m. was a reaction to Muriel 8:23a.m..

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        June 8, 2012 5:42 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        His methods are based on old school wolf pack theory which was conducted on animals in captivity. The findings in short came to the conclusion that the alpha male type treatment he endorces was thte most effective manner to train dogs. Newer research performed in the wild have shown that alpha male techniques like alpha rolling and dominance give the short term effect of scaring the dog into submission. The result is a seemingly obedient, stressed out ticking time bomb.

        The newer studies show that positive reinforcement of good behaviour proves more effective and gives you a happier dog, extending both the length of the dogs life and the quality of that life.

        Look it up. Just because he’s cute and got an interesting accent doesn’t mean he’s right ;) his show is edited and he uses things like shock collars to hurt the dogs into submission. If you have to resort to that sort of thing, instead of torturing the dog, give it to someone with some patience and that cares enough to spend time training it without the use of electricity.

        Cheers and my 90 pound great pyrenees says, no shock collars unless you wear one yourself and give the dog the remote!

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          June 8, 2012 5:51 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Here is an article that sums up the studies performed in a decent way http://www.trainingyourdog.ca/articles/the-flawed-alpha-wolf-theory.html

          Take a look. There was a point in time where everyone thought the world was flat… New information about that changed things a bit… Why not this? Its just pure logic… Punishment is just easier i guess. Dogs don’t complain that much.

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      June 10, 2012 8:30 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Are you f ing crazy? Caesar Milan is the best “human rehabilitator” on the planet! It’s the owner who needs the training!

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        June 11, 2012 1:40 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        “Human rehabilitator”? Hmm. You mean, CM is a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist? Really? Just a real-life Freud for dogs, I guess. Gee, I didn’t know that. Last I heard, he didn’t even have a high school diploma. Actually, it’s not the owners who need training as much as it is Millan himself who needs an education in dog training, psychology, and everything else that matters. Until then, he’s just another TV hack out to make a buck.

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          June 12, 2012 4:39 amPosted 2 years ago
          Pete.

          why are you all hung up on qualifications? Winston Churchill was dyslexic and failed at most exams he took.

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      June 12, 2012 12:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Ummm, Ceaser knows EVERY style of dog training not just one. And not sure what planet you are in but there are several dog training shows out there with “up to date/only one style” training.

      And Ceaser has another show coming out by the way.

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      June 21, 2012 9:58 amPosted 2 years ago
      cesarsway

      There are many shows with many styles of dog training, check your TV guide.

      Cesar can do every style of training, thats what makes him so special and he gets TRUE and REAL results.

      Not every dog is food motivated, which would leave most current trainers stuck in their toes because that is the only way they were taught to train. You put them in front of a dog with a real issue and they will realize that hey, putting food in a dogs mouth doesn’t always work. Now what? Embark on a different career path? Most likely…

      What makes Cesar the BEST is that he learned what they do and don’t teach you in school. He’s been doing this as a kid and he is milestones beyond EVERY current trainer.

      Another observation, most of the Cesar haters are %99 white. If he was Caucasian, then…

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        June 23, 2012 11:21 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        No, you’re full of it. Cesar Milan can’t do every style of training. To do that, he’d have to be familiar with every style of training. He doesn’t even know what he’s doing with the bad information he has! He’s a phoney baloney

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          September 8, 2012 4:11 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          If you met him in real life I think your mind would change probably just being ignorant

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      July 6, 2012 2:02 amPosted 2 years ago
      Squirrel

      Victoria already has a show and uses positive reinforcement and VERY gentle but effective correction like ushering excited dogs to a separate room or making squeaky sounds. Works AMAZING, I dunno how she does it.

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Diana

    good

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Melody

    sounds like a great opportunity for animal planet!

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Nikki

    WHAT?? i love that show!!!

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jeni

    well this sucks i really enjoyed watching him and how he works with dogs :(

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    June 7, 2012 8:23 amPosted 2 years ago
    Sally

    Good!

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    June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Carol

    :(

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    June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Alice

    Great news :)

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  • June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Orna

    אך אני אוהבת את האיש הזה הוא גדול מהחיים

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      June 9, 2012 5:20 amPosted 2 years ago
      Cowlady

      אך אני אוהבת את האיש הזה הוא גדול מהחיים – translates to: But I love this man is larger than life
      & s do I

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    June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Suzanne

    liked this show

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    June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Deborah

    I love him!

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    June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Shirley

    Thank you for the info, a little bit shocked here.. will share this on my group, little stars.

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    June 7, 2012 8:24 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jill

    Actually…after multiple trainer advice this was the only one that worked on my parent’s nasty chihuahua! I really didn’t see any episodes where any of his techniques were violent or negative.

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      June 12, 2012 10:12 amPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Thats because you missed them. He would side kick a dog so fast that unless you watched it in slow motion you’d never know.

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    June 7, 2012 8:25 amPosted 2 years ago
    Aleksandra

    Great news!

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    June 7, 2012 8:25 amPosted 2 years ago
    Lisa

    whaaaaaaat?!?!?!?!? why??????

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    June 7, 2012 8:25 amPosted 2 years ago
    Stacy

    makes me sad, I lover Cesar!!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:25 amPosted 2 years ago
    Terri

    :(

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    June 7, 2012 8:25 amPosted 2 years ago
    Lisa

    What the heck???

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    June 7, 2012 8:26 amPosted 2 years ago
    Shelli

    I don’t necessarily agree with everything he does on the show, but for some owners, this is that last stop before euthanizing their pets. I know he’s helped thousands of people to become better leaders of their pack, so certainly his valuable insights will be missed.

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      June 15, 2012 9:22 amPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      It is NOT the last stop! That is the problem. There are veterinary professionals and decent dog trainers that can help. You don’t solve your problems with a TV show.

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      November 27, 2012 10:01 pmPosted 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Actually, many of the dogs he has “helped” regress and have to be put down. But he makes people sign confidentiality agreements, so this is never published.

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        April 17, 2013 4:51 pmPosted 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Where did you get that info? That many of the dogs he has helped have regressed and have had to be put down!

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    June 7, 2012 8:26 amPosted 2 years ago
    Marilyn

    No way…..so sad.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Patty

    Boo

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  • June 7, 2012 8:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Hans

    I hope he will return as a new school dog behaviour analyst…old school is outdated.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Charlene

    :)

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  • June 7, 2012 8:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Donna

    good

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  • June 7, 2012 8:27 amPosted 2 years ago
    Sandy

    I really enjoyed learning how to understand my dog the Cesar way :)

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  • June 7, 2012 8:28 amPosted 2 years ago
    Brenda

    If the choice is killing a badly behaved dog or showing it who’s boss, I will choose Ceasar’s way everytime!

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    June 7, 2012 8:28 amPosted 2 years ago
    Erin

    About time !!!

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    June 7, 2012 8:28 amPosted 2 years ago
    Mariana

    :(

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  • June 7, 2012 8:28 amPosted 2 years ago
    Linda

    Oh no that is so sad. He helped so many bad owners be good ones.

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    June 7, 2012 8:29 amPosted 2 years ago
    Debbie

    Good, shame they feel the need to make a final series.

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      June 21, 2012 10:04 amPosted 2 years ago
      cesarsway

      he has another show coming out real soon.

      :D

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    June 7, 2012 8:29 amPosted 2 years ago
    Nestlie

    Not good. He will be missed

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  • June 7, 2012 8:29 amPosted 2 years ago
    Thomas

    F NG and their network. Animal Planet will pick him up!

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      June 8, 2012 10:14 amPosted 2 years ago
      Happy Jacks

      I hope so, watching him has helped me with my spoiled dogs. I wish he would come here. He is so calm and never has a bad word to say about anyone I wish I could be the same! I can’t believe so many people have nasty words against him I just have to think they have not watched the show but just got on a band wagon of maybe some jealous trainer that instead of promoting their selves decided to attack Ceaser’s way. He always stresses in his show not to kick or hurt the dog He recommends getting a professional trainer good for there business. I really can’t understand this. But People bash Monty Roberts too. I truly believe these 2 people have a gift and only wished to share it.

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        June 8, 2012 6:06 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        I guess the dogs ‘spoiled’ themselves and a little old-school dominate them got them on the right track then? My catholic school teachers used to punch kids in the classroom because they acted out of place… There is a reason that is no supported anymore. Cesar uses shock collars, kicks the dogs and practices out of date methods. Research him a bit. Its a good thing that he is hopefully being silenced. Maybe someone with a more up to date method will come up and we’ll see better, more humane methods.

        Cheers

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      June 15, 2012 9:24 amPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Animal Planet WOULD pick it up. Animal Planet is crap.

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    June 7, 2012 8:29 amPosted 2 years ago
    Loni

    Good Riddence!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    Chris

    To bad–NatGeo losing one of it’s best shows; Good luck Cesar. However, I am sure animal planet will come a calling…

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    June 7, 2012 8:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jeff

    That sucks! Why so they can another brain dead inbred hillbilly show?!

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    June 7, 2012 8:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    Nina

    Thank goodness! Great news. Time to get that ignorant dog abuser off the air. Human beings are better than this. We know so much more about dog behavior now, Ceasar is the 1950′s dog trainer. Hurrah! Nat Geo!

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      June 21, 2012 11:52 amPosted 2 years ago
      cesarsway

      He has another show coming, and NatGeo is ending show not “canceling” it. And the 1950′s trainer knows more than every trainer out now.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    Marit

    Love the show!

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    June 7, 2012 8:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    Susan

    Good

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  • June 7, 2012 8:30 amPosted 2 years ago
    Susan

    I LOVE this show

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  • June 7, 2012 8:31 amPosted 2 years ago
    Heather

    I’m so sad :(

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  • June 7, 2012 8:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Beth

    Good. He’s a jerk.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Melody

    I am so sad about this. He really goes good work and is really good with animals. This is not good news for people with troubled dogs. First his wife divorces him and now this. They always manage to cancel the shows that are doing the most good and replace them with no-brain reality shows.

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      June 8, 2012 6:09 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Maybe he tried to alpha roll his wife or use a shock collar? I am sure he had a few extras laying around.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kate

    what a shame, I hope to see him in the future. Thanks to Cesar for saving lives, more than most other “bahaviourists” have ever done.

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      June 7, 2012 1:15 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He is NOT a behaviorist. To be a behaviorist, you need an advanced degree. Using the title without that is just fraudulent, which is why you don’t see that word on his show.

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        June 10, 2012 8:46 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        He doesn’t claim to be a behaviorist, u a hole. He rehabilitates stupid people like you!

        Nancy J.

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        June 21, 2012 10:17 amPosted 2 years ago
        cesarsway

        Cesar knows everything about dogs and more. That’s one of the problems, some people think they need a degree to be an expert on something. Many people are self taught and can master something just by opening up a book, training themselves. What about the things you don’t learn in school?

        You think Cesar needs a degree? hahahahaha. He knows more on the so called “advanced degree” you speak of.

        How much money are you making off your degree? If you have one that is.

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      June 7, 2012 4:42 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      First of all behaviorist is spelled with an “e”. Secondly, you need need to know a little bit about behavior (and learning theory … which he clearly doesn’t) in order to BE a behaviorist. He’s a dog abuser who gets high ratings because he’s good looking and people think the dogs are behaving when they are in fact just shut down with fear. CM has been the source of a HUGE amount of dogs being killed because their owners traumatized them with his methods and made a small problem into a big problem. Any real behaviorist will tell you that.

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        June 10, 2012 9:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Nancy

        You are a nutcase. No, actually you are a FLAMING RECTAL APERTURE!!! And disrespectful to say the least to a man who is educated and brilliant in his methods! I have worked with many dogs and within two weeks of training consistency, Ceaser Milan’s methods were my methods and I have had nothing but success!!!

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          June 13, 2012 6:22 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Jen

          Nancy dear you need some SERIOUS deprogramming work done. The CM cult has you in its grip. Maybe once his program is canceled you can get a grip and start thinking for yourself again.

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        June 14, 2012 1:32 pmPosted 2 years ago
        WisePati

        Do you have a citation for the number of dogs killed because their owner’s used his methods? Facts speak for themselves so any empirical evidence would be more compelling than a statement without any backing.

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        June 15, 2012 9:27 amPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you!!!! Exactly. Its what goes on when the camera is off that I’m worried about. I’ve seen cut footage!

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    June 7, 2012 8:32 amPosted 2 years ago
    Isabelle

    Great news! Bye, bye dog abuser.

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      July 2, 2012 1:48 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Isabelle

      You just gave me a bad name honey! No wait, we have the same name! #$%@*!!!!!

      And I happen to like the guy! People just don’t have common sense when there a warning saying not to use his methods because not everybody do it right or in a positive manner!! He studies the behavior of dogs and how their minds work so he can teach the dogs that have trouble to understand that they are doing bad things and not to do it!!

      You can see pets as children but they are not children! Good riddance to you all!!

      I’m sad to see this show go, but so happy that there gonna be a new one!!

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    June 7, 2012 8:33 amPosted 2 years ago
    Ching

    he will have a new show called “Leader of the Pack” with nat geo later ! : )

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      June 8, 2012 6:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Or maybe, ‘kick’em, shock’em and strangle’em – how i apply 50′s pack theory in the year 2012 totally ignoring new research’

      I guess that would be too long and not catchy enough to attract viewers. Maybe he could have a funny sidekick that twists the dogs ears and stuff?

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    June 7, 2012 8:33 amPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    Wonderful news! I hope that the Dog Abuser never returns.

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      June 21, 2012 11:49 amPosted 2 years ago
      cesarsway

      He has a new show coming out, sorry to disappoint you :D

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      July 7, 2012 3:31 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Michelle

      Yes But I’ve never seen him ‘abuse’ a dog you guys don’t know what real abuse is! The only times I’ve seen him use a shock collar (and they DO have LOW settings on them as he pointed out! and he used on himself on air!) and some have a just vibrate setting on it as well! No I don’t like the idea of shocking a pet but I don’t like the idea of a dog getting ran over by a tractor either! and some people think everything is animal abuse if you put a sweater on a dog (because it’s actually cold imagine that!) people online will say that’s dog abuse and will go on to cuss the person out violently! People we need to use our brains! I even get static shock in the winter time.. from grocery carts….are they too human abusers?!?! because they gave me a shock and some of them weren’t little either & no I’ve never used a shock collar on a dog ever but I’ve never owned a big dog or a smaller dog like a true hunting farm dog I’m not talking about terriers that still have a lil bit of prey drive as I’ve exprienced that but I have not gotten to the point that the dog was going to take his eye out or worse from his own bad behavior! I mean come on it’s acceptable to put a dog down because it bit someone but use a shock collar and you are a heathen!? some people just make idols out of their dogs and not figuratively speaking I mean they seriously have a prob. with that! and I watched the show… Cesar is way more mellow than my Mom! that’s for sure! He is firm but gentle I mean If he has to kick a dog that is about ready to bite his face off why should he not kick the dog? I’ve never seen him be rough first it’s always the ill behaved dog Plus it says in the Bible that we have dominion over the animals! So we are the boss! not the spoiled bratty dogs! If they can’t listen & obey their owners what do they think is going to happen!? Someone give them a kiss and say your right dog keep chewing up my stuff and making yourself ill and cause my tons of vet bills!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:33 amPosted 2 years ago
    Rayne

    One of the reasons I do like him is not all Pitbulls are aggressive. It is the owners to blame; from what I have seen in my experience. That the Pit Bulls are happy well adjusted dogs.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:33 amPosted 2 years ago
    Burak

    Oooouuu yoooooooooooooo!!! Ambiyaaannsss! Ambiyaaannnss!

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    June 7, 2012 8:34 amPosted 2 years ago
    Tamara

    @Isabelle Holm & Muriel Nelly I bet you two could do a better job. Idiots

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      June 8, 2012 6:24 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Intelligent response. Congrats on a well thought through and factual dissertation on your standpoint.

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    June 7, 2012 8:34 amPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    And Melody? Cesar’s show IS a no-brain reality show. It’s not real dog training. It’s abusive bullshit with a reality TV star.

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      June 7, 2012 10:34 amPosted 2 years ago
      neal

      @Michelle, please share at least one example (with clips) for your opinion?…I hear this kind of thing all the time and have watched dozens of his shows and seen no evidence of this. I am willing to reconsider as my higher loyalty is to dogs but no one has done so to this point…

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        June 7, 2012 11:17 amPosted 2 years ago
        Kris

        Here is your examples from a comment someone left…

        ‘AJ, ever see the one with Jon Bee? The one where he choked the dog into submission? Or maybe the one with Shadow the Malamute (I think it was a Malamute- – could have been a husky), where he forced the dog too close to another dog when it was reactive and then when the dog redirected on him because he was SCARED and forced into a bad situation, Cesar choked him until he almost passed out and left a puddle on the ground? Or maybe the one where he kept rattling a dog’s cage because the fearful dog was trapped and snarled at him? Or maybe the one where he muzzled a fearful pit bull who he labeled “dominant” and then followed him around doing his “I am the alpha” bullshit until the dog simply shut down out of fear? Or maybe the one with the Great Dane where he dragged a scared dog across the floor? Or the one where he put a choke chain on a St. Bernard (who was still a puppy I think!) who was scared of stairs, told the family to LEAVE so they couldn’t see what he was doing and then dragged that dog by the choke chain up the stairs until the dog just submitted and followed because he was too scared to do otherwise? Or the time he put a shock collar on a GSD who was cat aggressive and shocked the dog so much that the dog redirected and bit the nearest thing, which was his owner?

        No…not abusive AT ALL.

        People have bought his “Red zone” dogs BS hook line and sinker. There are awesome ways to work with fearful dogs but dragging them into their fear, forcing them to react, choking them, and doing other things like that are ABUSIVE. And they’re all done in the same of reality TV. A positive trainer keeping a dog below threshold and acclimating the dog to their fear slowly is BORING to watch. So instead you have someone who forces them into scary situations (which is why he gets bit) in order to force a dramatic reaction for his TV AUDIENCE to go “oh wow!” to.’

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          June 13, 2012 1:26 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Monica

          Kris – you are so right on! I could mention a couple other episodes (which I did in an earlier post). What is wrong with you people?

          How can you say that he is a dog trainer/whisper? what a joke – watch the clips that people are posting on here – open your eyes!

          He is an animal abuser – no other words can remotely describe him!

          You all are stupid and I pray for your dogs.

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        June 7, 2012 11:24 amPosted 2 years ago
        Michelle

        Watch the Jon Bee episode for a pretty clear example.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjLDQmgYd-s

        Starting somewhere around 6ish or so minutes in. The dog is frightened so he muzzles it and tries to force it down so he can consider it to have “submitted” to his alpha will. He chokes that dog out (look at the tight leash around the dog’s neck the entire time). The female owner was HORRIFIED. Why she didn’t stop him is beyond me. I wouldn’t let anyone treat my dog that way.

        Jon Bee, btw, was rehomed.

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          June 8, 2012 6:13 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Here is an article that sums up the studies around which he bases his methods in a decent way http://www.trainingyourdog.ca/articles/the-flawed-alpha-wolf-theory.html

          Take a look. There was a point in time where everyone thought the world was flat… New information about that changed things a bit… Why not this? Its just pure logic… Punishment is just easier i guess. Dogs don’t complain that much.

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          June 13, 2012 1:36 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Monica

          Wow, that really worked didn’t it Cesar the great!

          I can’t believe I am reading what people are writing about him.
          THERE is a REASON why NatGeo dumped him – wake up peole!

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          August 18, 2013 8:38 amPosted 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Choke? Look again. The leash is looped through the hand lead, each time the dog quits pulling it releases. Classic training. Do what is required, release of pressure is the reward. Animals are not people. You cannot speak words to them. They do not all respond to food, they do all, however, respond to release of pressure as a reward. When that dog was lying down, the leash was very loose.

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    June 7, 2012 8:35 amPosted 2 years ago
    Nina
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      June 7, 2012 10:38 amPosted 2 years ago
      neal

      @Nina, I watched the whole video link you provided. Thank you for sharing. I’m afraid I just don’t see the bullying or abuse you seem to see. He is nudging large dogs in order to block their energy. I love my little dog but I just don’s see how gently, physically blocking them is in any way “cruel”. That’s how they were directed in their packs??…

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        June 7, 2012 11:27 amPosted 2 years ago
        Michelle

        I “nudge” my dog when I’m playing with her. It doesn’t cause her to react like those dogs did. Nor have I “nudged” her in the face.

        Herein lies the problem. People seem to think it’s ok to treat dogs like this, that it’s OK to kick at them in the name of training. It’s an attitude that needs to change desperately.

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          June 10, 2012 9:56 amPosted 2 years ago
          Pete.

          Michelle, of course your dog doesn’t react in the same way, because it is not a problem dog. Some of the idiots posting on this forum see what he does with either very neurotic, or very dominant dogs, and somehow turn that around to say it is a bad training method, of course it isn’t. He has never said it is a training method. In fact if these haters were able to read they would see the regular on-screen text advising you not to try these methods.I’m sure most of them have never had to care for a dog that has gone bad. I have looked at some of the mentioned videos and most of the comments about them are just untrue. A nudge either with the hand or the foot (and I’m not talking about a good kicking) to a dog that could probably knock you over with it’s weight is a mere distraction, not cruelty.
          i have seen loving dog owners dive on a large dog such as a German shepherd and wrestle it to the floor, all in play. This is often many times more vigorous than the ‘nudge’ used in the show. Other times, desperate situations need more assertive action. He is accused of strangling dogs. Once a aggressive dog is under control he will hold it by skin/fur at the side of the neck, in the same way another dog would, but without the teeth digging in. Not a strangulation. I have seen dogs pull so hard on a lead that they almost strangle themselves, why? because the owners can’t be bothered to exercise the dog for long enough for it to become calm. All the cases I have seen him deal with are cases of ignorance and/or neglect on the owners side.When it becomes so bad that they are willing to air their ignorance on international TV, the guy fixing the problem gets vilefied . They can go out and buy a $1000 dog but can’t be bothered to buy a good book on care and training, and put it to use. Sorry for the rant, but nearly all these owners shouldn’t be in charge of a wheelbarrow never mind a dog.

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        June 7, 2012 3:44 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Watch any number of his videos with the sound off. Or consult the real trainers and behaviorists and veterinarians, and discuss what THEY see in CM’s regime of intimidation and cruelty. Or would you perhaps be more interested in observing CM string a dog up by the leash from its nec ( which already got him in big trouble and a lawsuit, after one of his proteges nearly decapitated a dog this way), or kick a dog in its testicles to gain compliance? We’ve got plenty of footage, all documented, all observed and critiqued by the leading professionals in the animal sciences and training. Just thank God that awful little man, an ignoramous, is off the air.

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          June 12, 2012 5:07 amPosted 2 years ago
          Pete.

          The verbal communication with a dog is a very important component of your interaction with it, so why would you turn the sound off? To get an unbalanced view of what is happening?

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        June 12, 2012 2:49 amPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Turn down the volume next time you watch. And watch with an expert in animal behavior and an experienced, certified trainer present. they’ll fill you in, step by cruel step. What he is doing to those dogs is not only physically abusive, but psychologically intimidating. As for his Haight Ashbury, hippy era “energy” mumbo jumbo, that’s just ridiculous. Dogs are family animals, not pack animals.

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          June 12, 2012 5:19 amPosted 2 years ago
          Pete.

          So you think that a dog cannot pick up on your energy?
          It can’t tell when you are being firm?
          It can’t tell when you are afraid?
          It can’t tell when you are feeling insecure?
          I don’t know who Haight Ashbury, is/was but dogs are not that ‘far out man’ that they don’t pick up on your mental state, or the energy you are showing. I don’t believe for a moment that you have watched his video with an expert volume up or down. If they watched it with the volume down and drew conclusions he/she would be an idiot. The voice can be commanding, reasuring, timid, or intimidating, so the sound is an integral part of the process.

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            June 18, 2012 4:53 pmPosted 2 years ago
            Lucy

            I completely agree with Pete here that of course dog’s can pick up on energy. I also LOVE how this “anonymous” is so very happy to bash Cesar and also all the other people on here but isn’t brave enough to put their name on any of the comments!

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        June 28, 2012 2:37 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Dogs are social animals like humans, not pack animals in the strict wolf sense at all.

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    June 7, 2012 8:36 amPosted 2 years ago
    Zenaida

    so sad:( one of my favorite

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    June 7, 2012 8:37 amPosted 2 years ago
    Erica

    Cesar is the best! I have learned so much from him and am able to keep my 5 dogs in line and behaving now….. We will miss him but we look forward to watching him again as i am sure this wont be the last of the Dog Whisperer!

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    June 7, 2012 8:37 amPosted 2 years ago
    Ching

    i dont know why it has to be EITHER the old way OR the new way. why cant we all take whats good in both ways and make our lives and the dogs’ lives easier? i like cesar. his love for dog is genuine. u may not agree with his way of training, but u have to appreciate the way he teaches people to never give up of their dogs, no matter how difficult it seems.

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      June 23, 2012 11:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      You want to know why?: Because had I actually taken that asshole’;s advice and trained my dog by his methods, they;d probably be hurt badly or dead by now. That’s how terrible and stupid he is. Good riddance, that piece of s…t is gone.

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    June 7, 2012 8:37 amPosted 2 years ago
    Aj

    Michelle, why would you think that he’s abusive “bull shit” ?? tell me an episode in which he abuses a dog? some of these dogs have to be taken back to core training because they’re on final tow, he can’t afford to go light on these dogs and “hope they get betteR” because if he does that, he will get no where.. and the dog will be killed. I agree some trainers are a bit more Natural ( aka they speak in dog, rather then human) but you know what? its like anything. If it works for your dog FANTASTIC. if it doesnt- go to a different trainer. every dog is different. and thats what people need to understand. Cesar’s method works for the dogs he works with. and thats what counts.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:37 amPosted 2 years ago
    Emily

    I hear he’s starting a new show about rescuing dogs from abusive situations. We love Cesar in our house!

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      June 8, 2012 6:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Hahaha! That would be like having a serial killer have a show about investigating unsolved murders…

      Thanks for the laugh :)

      Hehehe… Still gigling to myself ;)

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        June 9, 2012 5:43 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        You’e an idiot.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:38 amPosted 2 years ago
    Giovanni

    thats a shame

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    June 7, 2012 8:38 amPosted 2 years ago
    Colleen

    I can’t say I’ve seen him abuse a dog. Showing a dog love and leadership makes a good owner. I think he’s helped lots of dogs and their owners. I’ve seen dogs on the show go from scared and aggressive to calm and relaxed. How is this bad? And if it is bad, what’s the “new” way. The “Dogs in the City” guy seems to work just about the same. It’s about being a “parent” to your dog.

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      June 7, 2012 1:42 pmPosted 2 years ago
      S.D.

      S.D.

      Let’s talk about “Aggression” in dogs. Aggression involves more than biting. In fact, biting is the final stage of aggression problem. Growling, snarling, snapping, defensive barking, and hackles up are all warnings of an aggression problem. Too often I see people overlook these indicators. Aggressive behaviors generally begin in early puppy hood, and owners FAIL to take them seriously ESPECIALLY growling. People seem to think that this is normal behavior. Let me give you an example : When a dog growls at play like during a game of tug-of-war that growling is normal and quite normal behavior. When a dog growling at a person is NOT normal behavior. Understand something police dogs and protection dogs DO NOT GROWL at decoys. They Bark, growling shows that the dog is seriously faulty and lacking in confidence. Now understand that the circumstances surrounding this issue with a growling dog plays a part in why the dog is growling. If you are dealing with a dog that has an aggression problem NOTE: That most all obedience instructors aren’t trained to handle aggression cases . Only trainers who have a solid background in canine aggression should handle dogs that are aggressive toward humans. Now if a dog is aggressive toward other dogs, but not humans, the problem is far less serious. Dog’s that pick fights with other dogs CAN, with good obedience training and desensitization, learn to tolerate the presence of other dogs. Now keep this in mind EVEN THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WORLD CAN’T TEACH THAT DOG TO LOVE OTHER DOGS, BUT THE DOG CAN LEARN TO IGNORE THEM. NOTE: Not every dog can be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, too many UNQUALIFIED trainers take on aggression cases with disatrous results. Leave this type of work to an expert. Also if any of you are dog trainers then you should know that there are Hard Dogs and Soft Dogs.. A Hard Dog needs harsher corrections then a Soft Dog. We are talking about dogs that have aggression problems and do as they please. If you don’t take control and be the Alpha then they see you as a week leader and they will take the role as Alpha Leader.

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        June 7, 2012 2:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Giving a “correction” to ANY aggressive dog simply teaches the dog to not give the warning, an indication of how the dog feels. Those warnings give you the opportunity to avoid an escalation. It does not change the how the dog feels as it does not address the reason for the behavior, just the behavior itself. In addition, “correcting” a reactive or aggressive dog has numerous possible behavioral fall-outs including redirection of aggression toward the handler, and increasing aggression or fear of the trigger. These so-called hard dogs respond just as favorably to CC & D as any other dog. With CC & D, the dog is kept under threshold, so there is no risk of behavioral fall-out. It addresses the underlying reason for the behavior, resulting in minimization and eventually extinction of the behavior. In fact, after proper use of CC & D, the dog actually looks forward to the trigger, as good things happen when that trigger appears.

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    June 7, 2012 8:39 amPosted 2 years ago
    Triplemoon

    Good, the guy’s a dog abuser using out-dated methods!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:39 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kimberly

    Well, hopefully he will be picked up by another network. “When one door closes another opens.” I’ll send him some Positive vibes!

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      June 8, 2012 6:32 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      He is already probably responsible for many of the dogs on those ‘when animals attack’ shows, so in a way his legacy will live on.

      Hope that door hits him in the but on his way out! ;)

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        June 9, 2012 5:42 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        You’re an idiot!

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          June 9, 2012 8:20 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          you are an anonymous idiot.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:39 amPosted 2 years ago
    Leslie

    *dislike*

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    June 7, 2012 8:39 amPosted 2 years ago
    Zeny

    why ?

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    June 7, 2012 8:40 amPosted 2 years ago
    Seroe

    Thank God, I mean Dog!

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    June 7, 2012 8:40 amPosted 2 years ago
    Tia

    they will regret the decision…

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    June 7, 2012 8:41 amPosted 2 years ago
    Annie

    Oh no!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:42 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jeanette

    With so many trashy shows out there, why must they take away something worth watching?

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    June 7, 2012 8:42 amPosted 2 years ago
    Sue

    Happy news! though years too late.

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    June 7, 2012 8:43 amPosted 2 years ago
    Ching

    many people judge him without even watching one full episode of his show. its a shame if u draw quick conclusion by watching a 30 second clip on youtube that deliberately makes him look like an abuser.

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      June 8, 2012 6:40 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      Shame on you for not watching those abusive videos on youtube and wondering what about the videos that are not leaked. I’ve watched his show and find him outdated. He’s charismatic which makes people want to like him and believe n him. Just like Jeffrey Dahmer ;)

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    June 7, 2012 8:43 amPosted 2 years ago
    Isabel

    Dislike! I love Caesar. He is great. I hope many people were inspired by him.

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    June 7, 2012 8:44 amPosted 2 years ago
    Leslie

    I’m sure all of you critics have as many years experience as Cesar. You are so very in tune with dogs and their owners. And I’m sure you all could create balance and happiness with a pack of 40 or so dogs at a time, right? You also know how to save a family and their dog from being separated and/or killed because of behavioral issues, right? Get off your high horses. Cesar is a savior for some dogs and their people. He isnt abusive, nor is he overly forceful. He gets it. Until YOU have that kind of experience and knowledge – keep it to your selves.

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      June 7, 2012 10:11 amPosted 2 years ago
      Chris

      Leslie – well said. Those that routinely disparage Cesar ascribe to the “positive-reinforcement-is-the-only-training-method” mindset and fail to understand that positive and negative reinforcement techniques are not only both valid, but also necessary, since dog and wolf packs use both by instinct to create and maintain pack structure. These same people also likely have not really watched Cesar work and/or are so close-minded they won’t accept an alternative mindset.

      Cesar doesn’t abuse dogs as some of this crowd allege, he uses very simple techniques, blended with an excellent understanding of dog behavior, to get results with the worst instances of unbalanced dogs. Dogs are pack animals and inherently to keep a pack balanced, the human must be the pack leader, or else problems will arise. I’ve seen many a dog over the years that couldn’t be rehabilitated by positive reinforcement alone.

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        June 8, 2012 6:56 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Yes, the if we talk nicely about him and don’t drum up any of those pesky ‘facts’ or so-called ‘behavioral research theories’ then we will convince ourselves we are right by saying tha thosenwho oppose him are just silly-dillies and ‘don’t got mutch of dat smart stuff’ behind their thoughts…

        I watched cesar a lot of times before i had a dog, thought he was quite charming and personable. Then i got a dog and did some research. I love my dog and wanted to bring her up in a humane way. She’s about 90 pounds and could be a monster if we brought her up wrong.

        What i found out was that the newest research says that alpha male and pack theory is based on old flawed research.

        Here is an article that sums up the studies performed in a decent way http://www.trainingyourdog.ca/articles/the-flawed-alpha-wolf-theory.html

        Take a look. There was a point in time where everyone thought the world was flat… New information about that changed things a bit… Why not this? Its just pure logic… Punishment is just easier i guess. Dogs don’t complain that much.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:45 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kimberly

    I’ve watched him off and on for years. Which episode did he abuse a dog? I certainly hope discipline is not being labeled abuse because that would be a very ignorant statement.

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    June 7, 2012 8:45 amPosted 2 years ago
    Roxanne

    :(

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    June 7, 2012 8:46 amPosted 2 years ago
    Deborah

    A good trainer cannot be made to “look like” an abuser in any clip regardless of the duration. Abuse is abuse in a 30-second clip or a 30-minute session! Never would I practice his techniques on my dogs. Just because some of what he says/does is useful does not mean that his abusive tactics are acceptable.

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    June 7, 2012 8:46 amPosted 2 years ago
    KevinandLisa

    Aj Williams completely agree. Many of these trainers will not take on these red zone dogs plus I suspect most people who run him down have not worked with a dog that is human and dog aggressive. I have and we worked with a behaviourist who follows his methods and as our rescue girl had been starved and abused and guess what it worked. She was never harshly treated all we did was ensure she was calm before leaving the house, getting into and out of the car and how did we achieve that – simply patience. We also put a bright pink bandana on her to stop people looking directly into her eyes. Our girl has her cuddles on the sofa and we can now walk past other dogs without her lunging at them. I’m over trainers running him down to gain publicity. I went to a rescue event run by a trainer who was “going to kick Cesar Milan’s ass out of Australia”. Interestingly enough my girl and my 2 other rescue dogs were the best behaved dogs there while hers pulled like a train on the lead and she didn’t help any of the people there whose dogs were barking and growling at other dogs!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:47 amPosted 2 years ago
    Laura

    Just know that you have helped many people and saved many dogs lives. Continue the good work

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    June 7, 2012 8:47 amPosted 2 years ago
    Erin

    If PEOPLE would train their dogs correctly the first time, they wouldn’t be in the desperate situation that requires Cesar’s help and methods. Get a grip Cesar haters. He’s saving lives. Instead of bitching about him, go volunteer at a shelter and help solve the problem.

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      June 7, 2012 1:22 pmPosted 2 years ago
      S.D.

      Let’s talk about “Aggression” in dogs. Aggression involves more than biting. In fact, biting is the final stage of aggression problem. Growling, snarling, snapping, defensive barking, and hackles up are all warnings of an aggression problem. Too often I see people overlook these indicators. Aggressive behaviors generally begin in early puppy hood, and owners FAIL to take them seriously ESPECIALLY growling. People seem to think that this is normal behavior. Let me give you an example : When a dog growls at play like during a game of tug-of-war that growling is normal and quite normal behavior. When a dog growling at a person is NOT normal behavior. Understand something police dogs and protection dogs DO NOT GROWL at decoys. They Bark, growling shows that the dog is seriously faulty and lacking in confidence. Now understand that the circumstances surrounding this issue with a growling dog plays a part in why the dog is growling. If you are dealing with a dog that has an aggression problem NOTE: That most all obedience instructors aren’t trained to handle aggression cases . Only trainers who have a solid background in canine aggression should handle dogs that are aggressive toward humans. Now if a dog is aggressive toward other dogs, but not humans, the problem is far less serious. Dog’s that pick fights with other dogs CAN, with good obedience training and desensitization, learn to tolerate the presence of other dogs. Now keep this in mind EVEN THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WORLD CAN’T TEACH THAT DOG TO LOVE OTHER DOGS, BUT THE DOG CAN LEARN TO IGNORE THEM. NOTE: Not every dog can be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, too many UNQUALIFIED trainers take on aggression cases with disatrous results. Leave this type of work to an expert.
      From a dog trainer who doesn’t think he knows it all . I run into these trainers every day… Usually a female trainer that sticks there nose into other peoples business and they are usually found hanging out at dog park’s. or they have no schooling, they read a book or train there own dog so they think they are trainers. These people are also the same ones who humanize there own dogs. Trainer / Dog Gone Wrong

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        June 7, 2012 6:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Actually, teaching a dog to like other dogs is exactly what good trainers do, even in aggression cases. It takes time, yes, but it yeilds the best and longest term results. It is called, a most basic of training terms, Classical Conditioning. You are also a sexist pig. It may help for you to pick up a book above a 5th grade level.

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    June 7, 2012 8:47 amPosted 2 years ago
    Shae

    No!!! I’m sure he will never quit the biz. He’s fantastic.
    he is NOT abusive u dorks! My groomer worked with him for 3yrs…don’t speak about what u don’t know!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:48 amPosted 2 years ago
    Meghan

    About time! He had such an opportunity that he wasted. I don’t believe in “dominating” dogs. I can be a leader without using any fear methods.

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      June 7, 2012 1:27 pmPosted 2 years ago
      S.D.

      So you think that in a wolf pack that when a dog is showing his teeth that that is not a fear inducing method to control another dog who’s in control .

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        June 8, 2012 4:20 amPosted 2 years ago
        Shelley

        Dogs are so far removed through domestication from Wolves that it isn’t fair to treat them as such. When does the ‘Alpha’ wolf in a pack initiate conflict? NEVER! The Alpha dog is the one who is a good leader, meaning calm, knowledgable, consistant, persistent and above all fair. It is in fact, the Beta and Omega wolves who are the ones constantly fighting for status.

        Please remember everyone that DOGS ARE NOT WOLVES! We have been breeding dogs for thousands of years, slowly domesticating them to the extent that they are loyal companions, not a pack of wild animals. Can you compare a Chihuaha to a Wolf? Certainly not.

        And for anyone who thinks that Positive Reinforcement is passive, I can assure you that it is not. It is simply the term given to a style of training, a style that has been proved again and again to be most beneficial to both the dog and the owner, and not ruin the bond between the two.

        A dog trained through positive reinforcement will constantly offer behaviors that the owner has previously reinforced. A dog trained either through negatice reinforcement, or negative or positive punishment will almost NEVER offer any sort of behavior for fear of being reprimanded. I’m not sure about everyone out there, but I certainly don’t want to ruin my dog’s personality- or the bond between us!

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          June 8, 2012 7:05 pmPosted 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          Well said Shelley.

          S.D. Here is some info on cesar’s methods and that alpha male theory you refer to. Its old and flawed and based on innacurate study.

          http://www.trainingyourdog.ca/articles/the-flawed-alpha-wolf-theory.html

          Take a look. There was a point in time where everyone thought the world was flat… New information about that changed things a bit… Why not this? Its just pure logic… Punishment is just easier i guess. Dogs don’t complain that much.

          Sure, some of the things cesar does work but he’s like a doctor in the year 2012 treating patients using 1950′s medical theory…

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    June 7, 2012 8:48 amPosted 2 years ago
    Nicky

    Hope to see him never again… bye, bye dog abuser.

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    June 7, 2012 8:49 amPosted 2 years ago
    Maya

    Ooooh Noooo !!

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    June 7, 2012 8:50 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kristen

    GOOD!!

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    June 7, 2012 8:51 amPosted 2 years ago
    Ana

    @Erin, bravo! I say exactly the same.

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    June 7, 2012 8:52 amPosted 2 years ago
    Sonja

    haha love that discussion over and over again. he is abuses dogs..no he doesn’t….yes he does…people care about your own shit and don’t cry around if a troubled dog which was just treated with goodies and ignorance will bite a kid.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:52 amPosted 2 years ago
    Mary

    I like Victoria Stillwell better anyway…

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  • June 7, 2012 8:52 amPosted 2 years ago
    Samantha

    Abuser, what garbage people talk.

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    June 7, 2012 8:52 amPosted 2 years ago
    Allison

    Yayyyyyyyyyy THANK GOD FOR MIRACLES !!! He is an idiot and no dog should ever have to go thru what he puts them thru !!!!

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  • June 7, 2012 8:53 amPosted 2 years ago
    Andreja

    WHAAAT ?!!!! Noooooo :-( (((((

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  • June 7, 2012 8:53 amPosted 2 years ago
    Charlene

    Yes, he does have some good info, but most of his ways I do not agree with. You can google “cesar hangs husky” and see one.

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      June 7, 2012 1:40 pmPosted 2 years ago
      S.D.

      Let’s talk about “Aggression” in dogs. Aggression involves more than biting. In fact, biting is the final stage of aggression problem. Growling, snarling, snapping, defensive barking, and hackles up are all warnings of an aggression problem. Too often I see people overlook these indicators. Aggressive behaviors generally begin in early puppy hood, and owners FAIL to take them seriously ESPECIALLY growling. People seem to think that this is normal behavior. Let me give you an example : When a dog growls at play like during a game of tug-of-war that growling is normal and quite normal behavior. When a dog growling at a person is NOT normal behavior. Understand something police dogs and protection dogs DO NOT GROWL at decoys. They Bark, growling shows that the dog is seriously faulty and lacking in confidence. Now understand that the circumstances surrounding this issue with a growling dog plays a part in why the dog is growling. If you are dealing with a dog that has an aggression problem NOTE: That most all obedience instructors aren’t trained to handle aggression cases . Only trainers who have a solid background in canine aggression should handle dogs that are aggressive toward humans. Now if a dog is aggressive toward other dogs, but not humans, the problem is far less serious. Dog’s that pick fights with other dogs CAN, with good obedience training and desensitization, learn to tolerate the presence of other dogs. Now keep this in mind EVEN THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WORLD CAN’T TEACH THAT DOG TO LOVE OTHER DOGS, BUT THE DOG CAN LEARN TO IGNORE THEM. NOTE: Not every dog can be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, too many UNQUALIFIED trainers take on aggression cases with disatrous results. Leave this type of work to an expert. Also if any of you are dog trainers then you should know that there are Hard Dogs and Soft Dogs.. A Hard Dog needs harsher corrections then a Soft Dog. We are talking about dogs that have aggression problems and do as they please. If you don’t take control and be the Alpha then they see you as a week leader and they will take the role as Alpha Leader.

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        June 7, 2012 3:41 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        You need to do your homework. Dogs are not wolves, any more than humans are chimps. You really need to study carefully the extant scientific literature, of which there is a great deal, about wolves and dogs. Millan is a total fraud, a man without any background at all in the behavioral or animal sciences. Nada. None. Zip. He hasn’t a clue what he’s talking about, and I’m afraid, neither do you.

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    June 7, 2012 8:53 amPosted 2 years ago
    Leslie

    So Nicky- Give me facts and a basis for your slander. And – tell us all how much experience and knowledge YOU have in this field. How many families have you helped, how many dogs have you saved from shelters and possibly death? Do you take on the hard, aggressive cases, provide them a balanced, caring home – forever, if need be? And how hard do you work to show pit bull type dogs in a positive light? Just curious – since you accuse Cesar of being a dog abuser.

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      June 7, 2012 1:29 pmPosted 2 years ago
      S.D.

      Let’s talk about “Aggression” in dogs. Aggression involves more than biting. In fact, biting is the final stage of aggression problem. Growling, snarling, snapping, defensive barking, and hackles up are all warnings of an aggression problem. Too often I see people overlook these indicators. Aggressive behaviors generally begin in early puppy hood, and owners FAIL to take them seriously ESPECIALLY growling. People seem to think that this is normal behavior. Let me give you an example : When a dog growls at play like during a game of tug-of-war that growling is normal and quite normal behavior. When a dog growling at a person is NOT normal behavior. Understand something police dogs and protection dogs DO NOT GROWL at decoys. They Bark, growling shows that the dog is seriously faulty and lacking in confidence. Now understand that the circumstances surrounding this issue with a growling dog plays a part in why the dog is growling. If you are dealing with a dog that has an aggression problem NOTE: That most all obedience instructors aren’t trained to handle aggression cases . Only trainers who have a solid background in canine aggression should handle dogs that are aggressive toward humans. Now if a dog is aggressive toward other dogs, but not humans, the problem is far less serious. Dog’s that pick fights with other dogs CAN, with good obedience training and desensitization, learn to tolerate the presence of other dogs. Now keep this in mind EVEN THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WORLD CAN’T TEACH THAT DOG TO LOVE OTHER DOGS, BUT THE DOG CAN LEARN TO IGNORE THEM. NOTE: Not every dog can be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, too many UNQUALIFIED trainers take on aggression cases with disatrous results. Leave this type of work to an expert.
      Dog-Gone-Wrong

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        June 7, 2012 9:17 pmPosted 2 years ago
        Ellen

        SD: Stop copying and pasting this same remark. We can all read.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:53 amPosted 2 years ago
    Kate

    Steffanie R; you are an unwise. If you knew anything about biology you would know that dogs ARE wolves with only 1%dna separating them which controls “looks, size and form”. Wolves have pack leaders and they thrive with it. Research shows that having a hierachy actually diminishes fights among the pack. It’s rules, boundaries and limitations. Humans live by those as well! It’s not a bad thing! In the 50′s they beat the dogs, Cesar has NEVER harmed a dog. NEVER yelled, NEVER caused any sort of injury. If ANYONE was causing issues it’s people like you that say : if your method don’t work, nothing works” ending up with euthanizing the dog or rehoming or stuffing it in the shelters with all the other dogs “labeled” aggressive or fearful! Cesar is ALWAYS calm, and not ONE freekin dog fears him, they GRAVITATE to him! This is pure ignorance and jealousy on your side! I have seen “positive reinforcement schools” having planned classes for bashing Cesar, and at the same time, advising dogs to be reehomed or put down because their own methods don’t work! And not one of them “trainers” ownes a pack or a powerful breed, so until you have that, shut up!

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      June 12, 2012 12:48 amPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      While you are entitled to an opinion — and no one can or should dispute your right to hold on to it, no matter how baseless it may be — you are not only misinformed, but absolutely wrong in scientific and behavioral categories. That is hardly conjecture; it is fact. Tell us, what exactly are the sources of your analysis? Just where is the scientific evidence in support of the nonsense you espouse as fact? Rest assured, it certainly doesn’t exist in the findings, data, research or publications of any authentic authority, animal behaviorist, cognitive scientist, or contemporary wolf expert, including L. David Mech, who is the leading authority in the world on wolves. In fact, he would, and does dispute everything you say in great detail in his work over the last twenty years. I strongly encourage you to engage with due diligence in the kind of substantive research that will most certainly disavow you of such fantasies. Dogs are NOT wolves, behaviorally, socially, and even physiologically, any more than you are a monkey, simply because you share 98% of your DNA with the friendly chimp at your local zoo. I sincerely doubt you view yourself as a monkey! Of course, under the rubric of the same bogus logic that would lead you to believe the same about dogs, it;’s no wonder that you’d think they are one and the same animal. Sorry to inform you, but they are most certainly NOT the same animal, nor have they been for many tens of thousands of years. The principal thing they share is a common ancestor; that is all. Anyone willing to study the subject in depth will find more than enough data to compel the abandonment of mere invective as the measure of a factually insupportable defense. As for CM you might want to dig a little behind the scenes, which you would doubtless find shocking. What he has done to harm dogs goes well beyond physical abuse. Not least, jealousy has nothing to do with it. That tired but hopelessly specious argument, if one can even call it that, arrogantly presumes that every bona fide authority even wants a television show. Take my word for it: they don’t. Intolerance of rational and informed critique, abundantly supported by science, is merely a way of deflecting responsibility and blame away from those who would mistreat or bully an innocent dog, or any animal, for that matter, in favor of disparaging informed critics who are sufficiently conscientious to draw attention to such abysmal behavior in the first place.

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    June 7, 2012 8:53 amPosted 2 years ago
    Jenny

    He will be back.

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  • June 7, 2012 8:53 amPosted 2 years ago
    Livia

    Who did decide it? I wonder why since he has thousands of fans spread in the world….

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    June 7, 2012 8:54 amPosted 2 years ago
    Lynne

    Caesar has shown the world how to communicate with dogs and understand them. He has made the world a much more aware and less abusive place for dogs to be in. I remember dog training before he came on the scene it was awful! Anyone that says he is a dog abuser is a clueless twit. Not until you have been a groomer and worked with dogs with issues or who are scared and in the red zone would you know that he is treating the animals with awareness and wisdom to keep them alive and from hurting themselves or others!

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    June 7, 2012 8:54 amPosted 2 years ago
    Michelle

    AJ, ever see the one with Jon Bee? The one where he choked the dog into submission? Or maybe the one with Shadow the Malamute (I think it was a Malamute- – could have been a husky), where he forced the dog too close to another dog when it was reactive and then when the dog redirected on him because he was SCARED and forced into a bad situation, Cesar choked him until he almost passed out and left a puddle on the ground? Or maybe the one where he kept rattling a dog’s cage because the fearful dog was trapped and snarled at him? Or maybe the one where he muzzled a fearful pit bull who he labeled “dominant” and then followed him around doing his “I am the alpha” bullshit until the dog simply shut down out of fear? Or maybe the one with the Great Dane where he dragged a scared dog across the floor? Or the one where he put a choke chain on a St. Bernard (who was still a puppy I think!) who was scared of stairs, told the family to LEAVE so they couldn’t see what he was doing and then dragged that dog by the choke chain up the stairs until the dog just submitted and followed because he was too scared to do otherwise? Or the time he put a shock collar on a GSD who was cat aggressive and shocked the dog so much that the dog redirected and bit the nearest thing, which was his owner?

    No…not abusive AT ALL.

    People have bought his “Red zone” dogs BS hook line and sinker. There are awesome ways to work with fearful dogs but dragging them into their fear, forcing them to react, choking them, and doing other things like that are ABUSIVE. And they’re all done in the same of reality TV. A positive trainer keeping a dog below threshold and acclimating the dog to their fear slowly is BORING to watch. So instead you have someone who forces them into scary situations (which is why he gets bit) in order to force a dramatic reaction for his TV AUDIENCE to go “oh wow!” to.

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      June 7, 2012 1:34 pmPosted 2 years ago
      S.D.

      Let’s talk about “Aggression” in dogs. Aggression involves more than biting. In fact, biting is the final stage of aggression problem. Growling, snarling, snapping, defensive barking, and hackles up are all warnings of an aggression problem. Too often I see people overlook these indicators. Aggressive behaviors generally begin in early puppy hood, and owners FAIL to take them seriously ESPECIALLY growling. People seem to think that this is normal behavior. Let me give you an example : When a dog growls at play like during a game of tug-of-war that growling is normal and quite normal behavior. When a dog growling at a person is NOT normal behavior. Understand something police dogs and protection dogs DO NOT GROWL at decoys. They Bark, growling shows that the dog is seriously faulty and lacking in confidence. Now understand that the circumstances surrounding this issue with a growling dog plays a part in why the dog is growling. If you are dealing with a dog that has an aggression problem NOTE: That most all obedience instructors aren’t trained to handle aggression cases . Only trainers who have a solid background in canine aggression should handle dogs that are aggressive toward humans. Now if a dog is aggressive toward other dogs, but not humans, the problem is far less serious. Dog’s that pick fights with other dogs CAN, with good obedience training and desensitization, learn to tolerate the presence of other dogs. Now keep this in mind EVEN THE BEST TRAINER IN THE WORLD CAN’T TEACH THAT DOG TO LOVE OTHER DOGS, BUT THE DOG CAN LEARN TO IGNORE THEM. NOTE: Not every dog can be rehabilitated. Unfortunately, too many UNQUALIFIED trainers take on aggression cases with disatrous results. Leave this type of work to an expert. One last thing to when dealing with an aggressive dog lets not forget that a dog can kill you so there is no room for compromise with a four legged animal that has teeth.
      S.D. Dog Gone Wrong
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      June 7, 2012 5:14 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Anonymous

      I have no idea what you think you’re talking about. He never chocked any dog into submission. He put them down on thier side the same as any alfa dog would do to another dog. He uses thier own natural behavior which is why he is soo good at changing thier behavior.
      I think you may be projecting.

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      June 8, 2012 4:45 pmPosted 2 years ago
      Jenn

      Michelle

      I think you need to watch the Jonbee episode again. I just watched it and he absolutely did not choke the dog into submission. IF you were observant at all you would see that the dog was doing the pulling, Cesar would just react and keep the dog far enough away that he didn’t get bitten.

      How about you go handle a dog like that with your positive reinforcement and see how many stitches you need IF you walk away.

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        June 9, 2012 10:32 amPosted 2 years ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, you positive reinforcement guys really get me aggravated with all that love and respect for your dogs! How dare you devote time and patience when you can get results in like 5 mnutes with a shock collar! Its so much easier! What’s wrong with you? Don’t worry about the negative associations the dog will have related to the situation and how it will react the next time its faced with similar circumstances. You could just shock it or try kicking it, even easier, no equipment.

        Gotta run and get back to my 1950′s theory reading. Reading that they think they can cure the small pox… Fools!

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          June 12, 2012 2:38 amPosted 2 years ago
          Anonymous

          God help your dogs. By all means, destroy whatever trust and confidence your dogs might have had in you were you only smart and patient, simply because it’s faster and “easier” (for you, certainly, though not for the dogs) Sure, go for the quick fix by inflicting unnecessary and ineffective painful aversives that will turn your dog into a fearful aggressor over time. And absolutely, give your dog no option for flight, and given your approach, which is that of a brain dead, ignorant bully, I’d say a dog would seek every available opportunity to flee.=, that is, before he eventually comes back to bite you, which you’d well deserve. go ahead, kick your dog, just as you suggest others should do; electrocute it, too.. And while you’;re at it, why not just torture it with barbed wire and burn it with live cigarette buts? Real smart. But I’ll tell you this much: were I ever to see you or anyone else treat a dog in that manner, you can be sure, I’d call the cops in a New York minute and have you arrested on the spot, and what’s more, I’d spend whatever it takes to make certain that you sit in jail for the full five years that is the penalty in many states for animal cruelty, so that you’d have some time to think about such idiotic, callous, and frankly illegal behavior.

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            June 12, 2012 11:00 amPosted 2 years ago
            Sarah

            I think he was being facetious. Equating bad training theories with the formerly idiotic concept of curing smallpox.

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