NatGeo Cancels ‘Dog Whisperer’

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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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  1. 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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    • 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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      • There is no one better. The animals love and respect him. All of you naysayers are probably people who spoil our animals. I have never seen Milan do anything to an animal that could be cruel or bullying. You don’t know what you’re talking about. I have read his books and used his methods to train all of my animals and they are well behaved and happy. I hope they never take him off the air.

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    • 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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      • 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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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        • He uses positive reinforcement. How many times has he said don’t reward bad behavior, but when the dog behaves the way you want, give him a treat or a hug, or whatever. You people have tunnel vision. You see and hear what you want to hear.

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

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    • 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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    • 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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      • 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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    • 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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