E OR trainer, January 22, 2012 (view all comments by E OR trainer)
His quick fixes won't work for most families with problem dogs. Yank 'em jerk 'em training, aversive type training is damaging to the dogs and their owners. If people teach their dogs the wrong things, then how can the problem be solved by punishing the dog? His so-called trained submission actually indicates the dog shutting down. The dog can't produce a behavior that is praised, he can't "win", he can't be right, he can only lose, so he simply quits offering any behavior and shuts down. People want the magic wand, they don't want to really learn how to train a dog, it's much easier to hit them, shake them, jerk on them or kick them, than it is to reinforce proper behavior. Unfortunately, the dogs are still the ones who end up in the shelter. Further, these same people may be trying to teach their children in the same manner.
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cynthia-anderson, November 23, 2007 (view all comments by cynthia-anderson)
Cesar's Way focuses on explaining the many elements of problem dog behaviors, how they occur, and most importantly, the solutions which can be used to quickly change the undesired behavior.
For the last year, I carried this book around to reference when I needed guidance - or just to open randomly and read to become inspired to try to do more.
The WONDERFUL index at the back has all the different areas listed as well as environments, situations, even about health, illness and dying of beloved pets, which helped me tremendously as I lost first one then another of my dogs to viscious cancers.
I did a video of 10 examples of how I have used Cesar's information and techniques to change problem dog behaviors of rescues I have helped
( www.youtube.com/cjanderson ) because not only the inspiration and commitment of the Millan Foundation to help eliminate dogs from being abandoned as hopeless, but because the information inhis books and materials enabled me to step forward and do more for dogs no one else could help!
There is also a 2300 member Yahoo email list to help those who get his books to apply his approaches to their uniques situations and circumstances.
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