"The Dog Whisperer" Gets Bit: An Analysis Of What Went Wrong

Submitted by: squrlz4ever 8 months ago in Lifestyle Misc


Cesar Millan rarely misjudges a dog's mood. He does here and pays the price.
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Female 8,518
a trainer I know and like thinks this man is an utter arse. Not effective, risky and just plain stupid and showy for nothing. I'd NEVER let him near my beloved Holly.
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Male 54
"Holy Fuck! That hurt." he whispers.
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Male 9,505
melcervini Wow. Really good to see that. Thanks for the update, Mel.
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Male 2,868
I've watched him off and on but I don't think his tactics work. I've found an annoying sound, in my case a loud NACK with out touch breaks their concentration. He is correct about dominance. He can try it but bottom line is the owner and his family MUST be dominant in the pack. Striking a dog is OK for me if it's done to shock and divert them, and not to hurt them in anger, from the situation. You do not BEAT your dog! I am an alpha male, except with my wife but that's a different video, and my cats and my dog acknowledge me as the pack leader in the house. We all tussle from time to time but it's pack play and not pack dominance.
I would have to watch the whole episode to understand this one. Is he new to the family? Is he a rescue? Have they had him since he was a pup? If that's the case, they shouldn't have pets as they are wimps and the animals know it.
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Male 530
I like him and his shows......is he perfect in what he does....no, but this man has had a tough life and managed to come through it all in the end. He loves dogs and does his best to train them the way he thinks they should be trained.....it doesn't work for all dogs but some seem to react very positively to it.
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Male 572
Here is one for the squirrel whisperer.
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Male 9,505
mentott510 "OW! Squirrely bit my fin-guh! He bit me!"
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Male 49
Cesar shows dominance over the pack of cameramen by making them relax and film an anticlimactic stand-off for three full minutes after gaining the dog owner's trust earlier.
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Male 18,342
That dog is a severe problem dog and needs to be put down.
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Male 9,383
Draculya I have to agree.  You can't have a family dog you can't trust.  Looks like a canny enough dog ( lab cross?  ) but if you have screwed up the training to the point it's aggressive to it's owner then fubar. Not the dog's fault but you're not allowed to put down the owner. 
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Male 1,869
Draculya no, Cesar is a hack and doesn't know how to handle animals. A lot of people have called him out on it lately.

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Male 9,505
marsii I'm not a dog owner, so this isn't a subject I know much about. I did notice, while researching this submission, that Millan has been receiving criticism of late for methods that have been described as "unscientific and inhumane" (Stephen Fraser, Current Science, January 2007). When Millan strikes the dog in the neck in this video, for example, some of his critics call it abuse; Millan, himself, has downplayed it and called it a "touch."

I'm a bit undecided on it all, but probably more in the camp of Millan than his critics. Only thing I know for sure at this point is that I would not trust this dog around children.
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Male 9,645
squrlz4ever Millan's training works for some dogs, However there's a lot of people that do not like how he trains dogs, There's nothing scientific about what he does.  A lot of people would say that Ceaser doesn't teach dogs the way nature does, he teaches fear the pack leader.  Some dogs that works, other dogs it doesn't
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Male 213
normalfreak2 But in the wild, the Alpha male teaches, fear the pack leader. My dogs mind me and respect me, but the bottom line is that I am the Alpha, they don't obey simply because I pay the bills. They are fearful of the way I treat them when they misbehave. I never hit my dogs. The aggression in my voice is enough to make them take a step back and work to make me happy.
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Female 8,518
bubba5658 In the wild- it's TOTALLY different, family groups to start with.
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Male 9,505
normalfreak2 Interesting and it makes sense. The same child-rearing approaches don't work for all children, and I guess the same goes for dogs. Thanks.
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Male 1,124
I think the three minutes were more for Cesar to not kill the dog than for the dog to relax. 
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Female 6,716
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Male 9,505
melcervini OMG, Mel, that is hysterical. LOL!
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