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Wednesday, October 24, 2012


This report on the UK Daily Mail confirms what I have always felt about Cesar Milan, the self-taught dog trainer so many people seem to idolize for some reason.  I'm always amazed when people who profess to love their dogs rave about how great he is.  I have never cared for his barbaric methods of dominating "problem" dogs.  With Cesar's method of training, there's a thin line between rehabilitation and animal cruelty.  Administering electric shock, punching dogs in the throat, or kicking them are what sadistic bullies do to dogs, not humane trainers who love dogs.  Torture isn't training.   

RSPCA said: ‘Adverse training techniques which have been seen to be used by Cesar Millan can cause pain and fear for dogs and may worsen their behavioural problems.

I much prefer Victoria Stillwell's kind, humane methods of dog training.  She's also very good at re-training the owners, since it's mostly the owners who need training, not the dogs.  


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