Bake a cake to celebrate the Dog Whisperer’s 150th episode and you could win a call from Cesar Millan

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OK, Cesar Millan fans, enemies and cake bakers extraordinaire: What I am about to say is either going to make you very happy or make you so mad you’ll throw darts at my picture just because I shared this news*: Nat Geo Wild, the channel from National Geographic that is home to Cesar Millan's the "Dog Whisperer," is celebrating the show's 150th episode with a cake contest. Between now and Friday, February 10th at midnight, bake a cake in honor of the "Dog Whisperer"'s 150th show - the topic … [Read more...]

If dogs think and feel, do aversive training techniques cause harm?

"It's better to be hurt by someone you know, accidentally, than by a stranger, on purpose." - Dwight K Schrute, "The Office" Oh boy. Dog trainers are butting heads again over a post on Ruth Crisler's blog, called "Undo Temperance." Butting heads figuratively, of course. Because we don't want to ever butt heads literally. That would be aversive. Although if I understand Crisler's post, she's not opposed to an occasional aversive head butt. But I could be misreading the whole thing. In which … [Read more...]

Review: Cesar Millan’s The Pack Leader Tour

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Last night I attended the Rochester, NY appearance of America's most famous dog trainer, Cesar Millan, in town for his "The Pack Leader" tour. In the interest of full disclosure, until that point my exposure to Millan was limited. I'd never seen his show, never seen him train a dog or talk about training a dog, never read his book (although I do have a copy of "Cesar's Way", picked up at the used bookstore, in my to-read pile). I had seen him profiled on CBS Sunday Morning and found him … [Read more...]


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