Friday, June 19, 2009

Are you a Cesar Millan Fan? I hope not!

Finally more and more are realizing that Cesar's methods are not the most ideal methods to train dogs with. Finally...people are taking action. Below is the pdf of the letter from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior to Merial who is considering promoting Cesar's and his methods in a Heartgard and Frontline campaign:

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They even have references to speak about the results of Cesar's training. "We would also be happy to provide you with additional peer-reviewed references indicating that the training methods televised on “The Dog Whisperer”often lead to increased aggression and human injury. " I think viewers forget this is ALSO a television show where editing is used aggressively.

I hope that you continue to use positive reinforcement with your dogs.....

Come on now! and GET Pawsitive! :)

1 comment:

  1. People get hurt because they try to deal with cases needing professional help when they are simply an observer of a professional dog behaviorist on the NATGEO channel. Every episode of the dog whisperer warns of possible negative outcomes if you do not seek professional help. If you have a dog that becomes more aggressive or that hurts you, then YOU have a problem and YOU need professional help. Don't blame Cesar or his methods if you haven't even had him there to tell you how you're doing with immitating his energy. THere is room for positive/rewards and corrections. Cesar uses both. He achieves BALANCE and tempers that balance according to the situation. Get a grip! There is more than one way and not one way works for all dogs (or people for that matter). DC