Do you really need to maintain a cheery outlook all the time in order to train your dog using “positive reinforcement”? Cynics, read on.
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In a recent interview with the famous TV Dog Whisperer, British gardener-cum-talk-show-host Alan Titchmarsh questioned Cesar Millan’s use of punishment and coercion in training animals.
Commenters on this site’s posts about Cesar Millan have created a kind of pet training koan of love, hate, and apple-lavender-lemon scented cat litter.
National Geographic has just announced that they’re canceling The Dog Whisperer, the long running show where Cesar Millan claims to “rehabilitate dogs, and train people.” I’d say it’s more like he tortures dogs and confuses people.
The story of Romney’s dog strapped to a car seems certainly more forgivable than some widely condoned forms of animal cruelty–especially considering past President’s treatment of dogs.
The Dog Whisperer, encourages bad behavior in dogs in situations where everything is stacked against them.
Once-revered UK dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse’s unusual way of getting dogs to stop chasing cars.
The so-called “Dog Whisperer” makes training look like magic. But on the cutting room floor, we find it’s not magic. It’s science. The science of punishment.
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior has made its case against the use of punishment in dog training. Has Cesar Millan misplaced the memo?
This spoof of The Dog Whisperer displays better training than I’ve ever seen suggested by the real Cesar Millan.