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Cesar Milan - Dog whisperer
Philippines
February 16, 2011 1:09am CST
I'm not a fan of Cesar Milan until recently. A mylotter mentioned his website and I read some of it. I never knew that his show is better and yes I'm not a reader. LOL So I've been watching his show for quite some time now and I must say he is really good in explaining what the dog's actions are. I've been trying it to my pup and some of it worked but some are not or maybe I'm just not doing it right. He did inspire me to be consistent on my pup's training. I'm still hoping to get an episode of potty training as my pup is so stubborn. Does anyone here have tried doing some of his advice? Did it work?
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
16 Feb 11
Hello Milkypink, I can't say I'm a big fan of Cesar Millan, though I like watching his series. I think I watched all the first four series of his show. I don't think I've learned anything new from him but I enjoy watching people who love and understand the dogs the way they are. And Cesar is a person who understand dogs but he is also a charming person as it is easy for him to convince people to be better dog owners.
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
Hi Inu! :) I agree, he trains owners to be a good owner and how to deal and understand their dogs. I'm getting a cable today and I'm so excited because I can watch his shows regularly and I don't have to download it from the net. :)
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@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
16 Feb 11
Yes, he's more like a people trainer than a dog trainer. In fact, he doesn't train dogs, but he helps people to understand the dogs need and how they should fulfill them. I couldn't watch the series on TV, as there was only one episode in a week and I couldn't have so much patience. I got the DVDs with the sereis from a friend of mine and I must have watched four or five episodes in a day!
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• United States
16 Feb 11
I think it was Cesar that said, "There are no bad dogs, but bad people" in other words, if the owner isn't training their dog correctly, it isn't the dog's fault..I experience this at home, my puppies know they should not jump, yet when my husband/son sometimes allow it, they continue. Though they don't jump on my all the time, when they do, I have to reinforce the command not to..
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
16 Feb 11
You know, I have never watched his show, only a video or here online. I never even heard of him until a few years ago when my daughter was taking an animal care class that she started talking about him and now where she works, the owner bought one of his books. I recently read his "How to Train a Perfect Dog" I recommend it if you have a stubborn puppy you are trying to housebreak. As for trying some of his tips, yes I have. I am working on getting my puppies to focus on me, especially when they are overly excited. Penny is the worse, she is hyper and sometimes noises or when someone comes home from school or work, she goes into what I call hyper-mode and doesn't seem to know anything except her wanting to go and bark or jump all over the new arrival. So I make her sit and focus on me before I allow her to move. It seems to be working so far..:)
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• Philippines
23 Feb 11
Hi carmel. I really not the reader type of person though but I will try to look for that book and see how it will work with my pup. It's really messy whenever she does her thing. I'm really hoping I can solve the issue in order for me not to wake up every morning and see some messy stuffs around our floor. I've tried his techniques about how to open the door properly so the dog won't go ahead of you, it worked really well with Sunshine. I remember Penny, she's such a cutie. :) I hope I can work things out since I'm now thinking of buying diapers for her not to do her thing whenever we're not looking specially during sleeping hours.
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• United States
23 Feb 11
I have a question for you, do you have a crate for your puppy? I can't remember if Cesar does this, but the first time I trained a dog like this was a deaf dog and I couldn't believe how well it worked. If you do, I can help you with some tips on training your puppy while it is still fresh in my mind when I trained both Penny and Ciara just a year ago...
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• Philippines
6 Mar 11
I don't have a create for my puppy. Thanks I would appreciate all the help I get to work out on my pup. I would really love her to learn proper ways at home. What should I do? Where should I start? PS. I was so busy at work that's why I only replied now. Hope I would still hear from you. :)
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@dogsnme (1266)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Ceasr's great. I've read one of his books and I've watched some of his shows. His techniques do work. I know because I've tried some of them but I confess that I haven't been consistent with the techniques. I suspect that is one of the reasons that some people don't get results with his advice. Getting the proper behavior out of a dog takes daily effort and a lifelong change in attitude toward yourself and your dog.
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• Philippines
23 Feb 11
hi dogsnme. Yes, we should be consistent. That's one of the things that I thought too because I can't make my pup do her thing on the litter box. Lol. I agree that we should be consistent, and yes I agree that most of his advice are really working. :) I've tried the basic ones and it's working really well for me and my pup. :)
@zweeb82 (5713)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 11
Sounds interesting. I think we haven't paid attention to such shows after our dog passed on a few years ago plus I think that's on cable TV right? We don't subscribe to any cable TV
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• United States
18 Feb 11
yes I have watched him and his videos and have learned alot . I watch hime , his actions, his words, and then apply them my dog and caught myself a few times speaking as he did. good habits and they do work. being a leader , showing and athority and of course loveing your animal. I have 2 dogs , a boxer which is very smart and easy to work with , hears my voice and tones of my voice. I also have a small part yorky and pomerain which I call a yorkyraine. small about 3 or 4 lbs and acts mean and barks alot but I work with her and she understands when I mean details of talking with her..but seemed that my little dog was harder to work with than my bigger dog. But I enjoy watching Dog Wisperer when I can and he has alot of good details and information that helps ..He does have a web site and answers questions...I raised puppies a few times and I found that to take them out right after they eat helps and also my other dogs when they wanted out they helped train the little ones for they went out also when they did. at night do not leave food out as much.
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@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
17 Feb 11
Cesar Milan is a person who knows the needs of a dog and who tries to make other people learn it, too. He is good in what he is doing. Yet I wouldn't follow everything he teaches. For instance, I'd never Shhht! on my dog when I come home. He must be so glad to see me back home, how could I Shhht! him?