I don't care if people believe in him or not. Just as long as he's able to help owners with their pets. I saw an episode were they had scheduled to put their dog to sleep. and because of him they were able to keep the dog. I'm so glad everything worked out. If I had trouble with my pets I'd call him for help.
I would call a behaviorist, someone who knows why dogs show certain behaviors. Aggression is more complex then people think. I didn't say he knew nothing or that hes an idiot. Most of the things hes going on is basic senses.You can go quite far on that. I could look at a dog and have a good idea that the owners were letting the dog walk all over them. A trained eye can see that, you don't have to have a degree or certificate to see that. See to me the things he senses, I think are obvious, but they are not to alot of people. I still sometimes can't beleive that people don't see it. For serious fear aggression issues or training I would see a specialist.
Sue, he *is* considered a specialist. I have a friend who lives in San Francisco who has had to take his extremely dog and people aggressive dog to see him. They too were on the verge of putting their dog to sleep. I think the vast majority of dogs Cesar owns are rescues, especially the pits and rotties, I remember him saying almost all of them were originally given up because of dog aggression issues.
He knows his stuff when it comes to people/dog aggerssion IMHO.
skittles, go on national geographic channel website and see when they air it in your area (if you get national geographic). It really is a good show, try to catch it if you can.
I also think he's really good at putting across a kind of energy that seems to control the dogs he comes into contact with. My problem though is that he often says we can't have control over our dogs because we fear them. He says we don't let our dogs know that we're the boss. Well, my dog is out of control and I try to do the things he does. I can tell you guys honestly that I am in no way fearfull of my dog. I grab his collar, give him a nudge or put my hand on his neck, look him in the eye, and let him know exactly what I want. It just doesn't work for me. I don't get it. What the heck am I missing?
In that sense, he's darn good because A LOT of people have the same problem.
Ash, you already know about my doggies. I have Dino and Zoey. Zoey is my laid back lazy walrus and Dino is kind of a hyper guy. He jumps up on us when he's excited and nothing I do can make him stop that. He also has developed a new habit of trying to charge at other dogs. He went after my father in laws labrador one day and that was very disappointing.
Yeah molly I thought you had two bullies but couldn't remember. Sorry I am just as bad in the real world with names as on a forum. Anyway what I was going to say is that Cesar himself said that E. Bulldogs are possibly the hardest to break of problems than any dog out there. I am not sure if you saw the episode with daisy Fuentes bulldog but he was doing similar things that your bully does. Especially the charging. Well my point is to just not give up and keep at it. They are stubborn and I think just take more, "attention" due to this stubborness.
My bully Sabian's biggest probably is that he gets overly excited around other dogs. We are trying to slowly break him of that using some of the techniques Ceasar uses, but it's not happening over night. Although there is defenitely some improvement. The best tool that we have been using is his neck bite thing with your hand and making him lay down in a submissive position when there is another dog. This has actually done wonders. Yet he still shows the excitement when another dog comes, it is much more subdued. Time will tell.
yeah ash, I feel like there's a lot of stereotypes about english bulldogs. Or maybe it's just the people trying to sell them that always say "the perfect couch potatoe. the perfect companion. the perfect dog that gets along with other animals. the perfect dog that never gets excited."
They say all these things but I know of sooooo many people either on this forum or through the bulldog rescue that have all these same behavioral issues with their bulldogs. they ARE excitable dogs and they CAN be aggressive and they CAN run and jump if they want. isn't it strange how people try to just forget about where these dogs came from and what they were bred for in the first place?
I remember Sabien too. He's adorable, although I haven't seen a grown up picture of him..............hint hint
Whats this your saying about putting your hands on the dogs back and looking him in the eye, to let him know your boss?Whats up with that? You don't need to touch your dog to gain control over him. Its called touch free training/handling. It sounds to me hes asking people to physical (passively) dominate their dogs.
***Edited By: sue on 7/22/2005 3:53:52 PM*** Reason: sghfdgh
actually, what he says is that when you place your hand (not hitting or grabbing with force- just barely touching) on the side of the dogs neck, you are immitating their natural pack behavior. He's saying that for you to be the pack leader, you have to treat them in some of the same ways that they treat eachother because that is what they understand. But I can tell that you are certain that his methods are wrong, so you would have to contact him and take that up with him. I'm sure he can better explain his intentions than all of us. Whatever he does seems to be working well though, at least in my opinion.
There is a contact number on the dogpsychologycenter website.
I think animal precint and all the animal cops shows could use cesar millan or some one like him. I seen to many dogs put down that could of used cesars help what does everyone think about that? bye for now Danessa
I would have said it is pretty hard to doubt his exceptional ability with dogs he has just met. Good for him making money from this too; it pleases me that people are willing to invest in their family. And I totally agree with BeagleCookie - he is clearly helping dogs become happier and healthier within their respective families - win win to me.