I'm not saying that I don't appreciate the other trainers who take on "red zone" dogs. Cesar's celebratory status doesn't make him better than them or worse, it just makes him known. Being famous makes you target to criticism and it takes plenty of courage. A lot of the money he gets goes to charity, which I suppose is a bonus that other trainers can't provide too. Yes he does have some methods that are rough, which I don't particularly agree with, but in the end he does far more good than bad. I also love his accent
buahahahaha the name of the clip he isn't KICKING the dogs, he's nudging them.
Dog Whisperer Lawsuit: Cesar Millan Sued by Flody SuarezCesar Millan Sued
Here’s what happened…
Cesar Millan, from National Geographic’s Dog Whisperer, was sued by Flody Suarez, producer of Book of Daniel and 8 Simple Rules. According to the lawsuit, Suarez claims his Labrador-retriever, Gator, was injured after having been left at Millan’s dog training facility, Dog Psychology Center on February 27, 2006.
Suarez stated that several hours after dropping Gator off at the facility, he received a phone call from a worker who said the dog had been taken to a veterinarian. Suarez arrived at the veterinary clinic to find that his dog was wearing an oxygen tent while gasping for air, after having been bleeding from his mouth and nose. The cause of his injury, according to Suarez, is from being forced to run on a treadmill, exhausted, while attached with a choke chain collar.
Cesar Millan Dog Whisperer Lawsuit
Flody Suarez Lawsuit
Fan’s of the show have seen images of dogs running on treadmills, being jerked back in an aggressive fashion while on walks, and other training methods imposed by and preached by Millan. Critics of Millan claim that his methods are impractical and teach fear rather than corrected behavior.
“Millan’s methods are based on flooding and punishment,” said Dr. Nicholas Dodman, Professor and Head, Section of Animal Behavior, Director of Behavior Clinic, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.
“My concerns are based on his inappropriateness, inaccurate statements, and complete fabrications of explanations for dog behavior,” said Dr. Suzanne Hetts, Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Co-owner of Animal Behavior Associates, Inc., Littleton, CO. “His ideas, especially those about “dominance”, are completely disconnected from the sciences of ethology and animal learning, which are our best hope for understanding and training our dogs and meeting their behavioral needs.”
Jean Donaldson, The San Francisco SPCA Director of the Academy for Dog Trainers, remarked, “practices such as physically confronting aggressive dogs and using of choke collars for fearful dogs are outrageous by even the most diluted dog training standards.” Donaldson continued to say, “A profession that has been making steady gains in its professionalism, technical sophistication and humane standards has been greatly set back.”
So you would be happy for him to use these techniques on your dog? What about on your old Bulldog?
Ok I get you now BDL. Forcing a dog to the ground into a drop with a collar and leash is abuse, but forcing a dog onto the ground on it's side with your bare hands is ok.
I didn't see any real kicks. I saw annoying taps and nudges. I also saw him pick the bulldog up by the skin and force it to do what he didn't want to. I wonder if it worked in the end and if the family now have a dog who can relax? I won't know because it only showed me 2 seconds of that segment.
He wouldn't need ot treat Miley like that. She is a very well behaved girl. If he had of treated Bella like that, my main concern would have been his safety, but hey he is a grown man, so that's his problem if he gets bitten after he provokes.
I do think he provokes the dogs so he can train them at their worst. No point training them when they are calm an happy.
When a person goes to a psychologist, they usually get directed into thoughts and memories which triggers strong emotions which they are then helped to deal with. There wouldn't be any benefit from only going to see a psych when happy as Larry to sit and chat about the glorious weather.
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