Posts tagged "dog training methods"

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 »

One More Post on Sanzone, I Won't Be There

One More Post on Sanzone, I Won't Be There
Dog trainer Toriano Sanzone wanted me to promote and appear at an event, called 14 DDV: The idea is to train 14 dogs in 14 days and then those dogs receive a Canine Good Citizens Test, and they’re given (free) to 14 veterans. How can that be bad? I went to Sanzone’s website, since I... Read more »

Supporting Dog Trainer Sanzone Helping Veterans, Is It a Mistake?

Supporting Dog Trainer Sanzone Helping Veterans, Is It a Mistake?
I’m sad, personally hurt that after nearly two decades of enthusiastically and single-mindedly supporting what’s been now coined “positive training techniques” and not being afraid to speak out about aversive and I believe archaic techniques – that according to some – overnight I’ve transformed. There are many examples just Google. What isn’t ‘Googleable’ is how... Read more »
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Obama's Dog Trainer Responds to Dog Whisperer's Claims

Cesar Millan says any dog pulling, tugging to the end of the leash, is in charge. He told Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes: “If your dog doesn’t learn to follow, you’ll never have a disciplined pet.” Cesar Millan I argue Millan’s theory, and I wrote about that in a blog post, Millan’s Theory: It’s Dog... Read more »

It's the Brand or the Dog?

The controversy continues….so many individual dog trainers and nearly each and every organization representing dog trainers, and behaviorists or behavior consultants; and veterinary groups have made statements critical of Cesar Millan, TV’s Dog Whisperer. Article after article has quoted experts offering concerns about his methods, the latest story from Time magazine. Still, people follow Millan... Read more »

On Cesar Millan, Answering Your Questions

Though I have not mentioned Cesar “The Dog Whisperer” Millan in a column for many months, hardly a week goes back that I don’t receive questions or comments about him from readers of my nationally syndicated newspaper column, or listeners of my radio shows. So, I answered. (This is one of many sites this will... Read more »
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