As someone who cares passionately about the state of my industry, I think the fact that Cesar's methods are being called into question is an important wake up call for the public. We need to make some major changes to the dog training industry as a whole.
Years ago, while driving in Florida, I was pulled over by a state trooper on my way from Sarasota to Tampa to teach a class. Unbeknownst to me, my car had a broken taillight. The trooper asked for my license, which, it turns out, I accidentally left on my dresser.
There are two kinds of people: those who are happy for the dog Maple; and those who would prefer to see her dead. Oddly enough, the latter includes some of the most famous animal rights activists in the world. Maple, you see, is a pit bull.
When the fireworks are going off this year, pay attention to how your dogs react, and which of these techniques help the most. Make notes, then plan ahead for next year. July 5th is the best day to start the process of preparing your dog for next year's festivities.
Cesar Millan is back, wiser and stronger than before with a renewed sense of purpose, a new TV show and a sprawling campus ranch in the heart of LA teaching humans (not dogs) how to be pack leaders and take control of their lives -- and dogs.
My family has a Saint Bernard. He is 150 pounds of pure joy. Racist joy. What? Ya. My dog is racist. Let me re-phrase that, my dog was racist. He was cured when the dog whisperer came over and told him what's what.
After watching Cesar Millan in action for a month or so, it hit me. What America needs is a "government whisperer." As I look at our toxically dysfunctional system of governance, I see a wild, out-of-control, confused beast who acts as if it is the master.
I try to talk to my mother every day (and if I don't, she calls me!). She has taught me tolerance, patience, caregiving, and unconditional love. She was the original calm and assertive person in my life.
Stray and abandoned dogs are reproducing faster than we can find homes for them, and if spaying and neutering doesn't increase dramatically, we are going to see the problem get completely out of control.
The so-called "Dog Whisperer" makes training look like magic. But it's not. My biggest gripe with Cesar Millan is the fact that he is so often telling people to change everything about their demeanor in order to bring about change in their dog.