UK television host Alan Titchmarsh grilled controversial dog trainer Cesar Millan on his ITV program last week in a seven minute interview, calling his methods barbaric. Titchmarsh confronted the high profile Millan, who claims he “rehabilitates dogs and trains peopl,” with accusations reflecting the overwhelmingly negative sentiment of viewers, including that he punches dogs in the throat and uses spiked collars and shock collars.
Titchmarsh lobbied this salvo at Millan “You punish dogs. You hit them. I’ve seen you punch a dog in the throat to get it to behave, and to most people, like myself, this is totally unacceptable as a way of training an animal. You also work with electric shocks and spikes on collars – and that’s pretty barbaric treatment,” then allowed his guest to respond. Viewers can decide for themselves how effective and convincing Millan’s responses are.