TV series documenting Cesar Millan as he rehabilitates dogs and trains their owners
TV series on the National Geographic channel that documents Cesar Milan's real life work to rehabilitate dogs and train their owners. He's received national acclaim as an expert in his field, has been featured on Oprah and ABC World News Tonight, … see full wiki
I'm a huge fan of Cesar Milan. His approach, with its emphasis on how dogs think, and not how people think, is a lovely change from the idea that somehow a dog is supposed to learn how to think as a human and do what we want. As if they were even capable of it (or had a reason to want to).
I don't get the opportunity to watch his show on a regular basis, but I truly believe that if we all took his approach to training dogs, we'd be much more tolerant and understanding of other people,too, and we'd learn a ton about how to live more peacefully in this world without the power-over games that humanity plays so frequently.
I've used many of his training concepts on my two dogs and, for the most part, have found them very effective. To a large degree this is more due to me learning to manage my own emotions and actions than it has to do with the dogs.
Dogs truly are amazing mirrors. They just mirror what they experience in their human companions. If I'm nervous or upset, one of my dogs completely ignores me, and the other becomes frightened of everything and can get aggressive. But when I get conscious of what I'm doing and actively put myself in a more peaceful state, they both settle down and are model canine citizens.
Dogs are the best tool for self mastery around! And Cesar's approach has made me a better and more consistent person.