Many dogs we work with have varying degrees of anxiety and in case of certain breeds it quite disturbing to witness. For example, my favorite breed, the German Shepherd Dog is supposed to be unshockable by nature—based on the breed standard and origination. However,
I am a dog trainer myself and have read several of Cesar Millan's books, watched most of his DVDs and I am a regular viewer of the Dog Whisperer TV Show. I have seen several other dog shows on TV as well but prefer Cesar Millan as he teaches us about the true...more
I recently caught up on my Tivo recordings and watched a special episode of 'The Dog Whisperer' called 'Most Aggressive Breeds'. Over 10,000 people were interviewed on what they thought was the most aggressive dog breed and a—not very surprising—ranking was produced...
I regularly read comments like 'dominance theory of dog packs is debunked', 'Cesar Millan's methods are based on outdated, debunked studies', etc. And it always bugs me when people quote out of context just to advance their own agenda by mixing truth with fiction.
Let me take the more important...more