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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"The Dog Whisper" - A Word of Caution

Have you fallen under the spell of Ceaser Millan. Have you watched in complete fascination as he calms the "raging beasts" restoring them once again to "man's best friend".

Don't be fooled - what you are watching is TV. A nicely produced package all wrapped up to appeal to our ego as dog owners. But dig deeper and you'll find that their is nothing positive for the dogs in his approach. There is no room for the loving affectionate relationship that inspired us to embrace a dog as a family member in the first place.

For an eye opening perspective on "The Dog Whisper" check out this New York Times Op-Ed Piece:

"Cesar Milan - Pack of Lies"
Remember one thing if you remember nothing else you've read about how to raise a perfect dog. "Check your ego at the door - there's simply no room for it when you decide to raise a dog you want be your friend for life."
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog,
but it won't buy the wag of his tail."
-- Henry Wheeler Shaw

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