Posts tagged "Cesar Millan"

Sophia Yin, Lorie Huston: Giant Contributions for Pets

Sophia Yin, Lorie Huston: Giant Contributions for Pets
 Dr. Sophia Yin, an applied animal behaviorist, was one of the first to join my public outcry of then-popular dog trainer Cesar Millan’s emphasis on forceful, aversive dog training as well as conveying misleading messages regarding dog behavior. In a 2005 newspaper piece for this column, Yin said of Millan, “He seems to have found success... Read more »

Dog Behavior Book, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists

Dog Behavior Book, American College of Veterinary Behaviorists
To this day, Google “dog screamer” in the number one position, up pops a story I wrote for this national newspaper column, called “He Ought To Call Himself the Dog Screamer.” That column, written back in 2006, went crazy viral. I received hundreds of pieces of hate email because I dared express concerns about dog... Read more »

Readers Bark Back

Readers Bark Back
I enjoy hearing your views — and you’re certainly not hesitant about expressing them! Here are some recent reader emails directed to my nationally syndicated newspaper column. COMMENT: Please, medicating a dog to deal with fears, really? Dogs are not people! — A.P., Cyberspace STEVE DALE: Of course dogs are not people. Strangely enough, though,... Read more »
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Cesar Millan: Piep You Steve Dale

Cesar Millan: Piep You Steve Dale
I’ve been outspoken and publicly critical of Cesar Millan’s training methods (of course, I’m not alone). Now, read the above caption. Millan’s told me his training methods are for entertainment purposes – well if a child replicates and gets bitten, then what happens? And Millan isn’t afraid to be bitten. That’s fine for him, but not the... Read more »

Nailing Cesar Millan With Tough, Truthful, Appropriate Questions - It's About Time

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Cesar Millan finally gets his….I was certain I may have been the only TV/radio personality to directly confront Millan on-air. I don’t know UK TV host Alan Titchmarsh, but I most certainly celebrate his direct approach. He’s asked the right questions. It’s the American Humane Association who negotiated at the time with the National Geographic... Read more »

Cesar Millan's Dutch Response: Piep You, Steve Dale

Cesar Millan's Dutch Response: Piep You, Steve Dale
I know I’ve been outspoken and publicly critical of Cesar Millan’s training methods (of course, I’m not alone). One example is here…..Still, there are many topics where I agree with Millan. As one example, I admire his support to elevate the status of Pit Bull type dogs. No matter, I believe I am civil and... Read more »
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Dog Whisperer is Silenced

Dog Whisperer is Silenced
I received several thank you notes, thanking me for Cesar Millan’s apparent cancellation from National Geographic’s WILD.And I will no doubt receive hate mail too. Thing is – this isn’t about me…. Nearly from the time The Dog Whisperer premiered (in 2004) on the National Geographic Channel, I have been critical (concerned is a better... Read more »

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer

To Teach Dogs, Follow the Science or Follow Your Heart; Not the Dog Whisperer
By Steve Dale Author Jennifer Arnold couldn’t say it all in her first book, “Through a Dog’s Eyes,” so she wrote a second book, “In a Dog’s Heart” (Spiegel and Grau, New York, NY, 2011; $25). In the new book, she focuses a lot on the connection we can develop with our dogs, and how... Read more »

Pit Bull Fact and Fiction

In many places the over-population problem among dogs, and their numbers in shelters has diminished a lot! However, it seems most shelters in most places do have an abundance of Pit Bull-type dogs.
Pit Bulls today really do get a bad rap. A recent Yahoo.com story told the truth. Historically, Pit Bulls have always been terrific family dogs. It’s true, from Poodles to Pomeranians – all dogs are loyal, and love their families…Somehow, some way that devotion ranks even higher among Pit Bulls. In fact, they were chosen... Read more »
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Dog Friendly Hotels, Kimpton Is Top Dog

Question and Answer from this week’s Q & A column: Q: I saw online that Cesar Millan is now representing the Best Western hotels, and he’s blogging about traveling with pets. Cesar Millan I am surprised because the Best Westerns we’ve researched don’t even allow animals, so what’s the deal? And what’s the deal with... Read more »
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