Skip to comments.Teaching Your Dog Behavior Techniques Is 'Worthless'
Posted on 05/22/2009 3:56:17 PM PDT by JoeProBono
Study Finds Mimicking Trainers Could Make Dog Behavior Worse: Trying to make your dog less aggressive by showing them you are the boss is a waste of time, researchers in a new British study say, especially when using popular new training techniques that urge owners to use physical force to make their dogs more compliant.
According to the study, physical control methods usually shown on TV or touted by celebrity pet trainers like "The Dog Whisperer," Cesar Millan are "ridiculous" and could do more harm than good by making aggressive behavior in dogs worse. Researchers from the University of Bristol's department of clinical veterinary sciences studied dogs for six months They compared their observations to existing studies of wild dogs, like wolves, and concluded that generations of dog lovers have misunderstood "aggressive canines."
The study asserts that, contrary to popular belief, dogs are not trying to assert their dominance over their canine or human "pack" and aren't motivated by maintaining their place in the pecking order.
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"The Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan
Which one is the dog?
All I know is last week when I was at the White House, yes that White House. I told Bo the White House dog to get down
He started dancing
Anyone who has not seen the Dog Whisperer on National Geographic, you are missing something! He is a miracle worker with dogs!
Cesar Millan - one of the few who can tell someone else’s dog what to do
I love Cesar Milan. He doesn’t hurt dogs either.
I find these kinds of people are just jealous of Cesar Millan.
I’m the leader of the pack with my four weenie dogs... LOL...
As a dog trainer, I call BS.
Absolutely, he is. I think that everyone that writes about him and says it’s baloney is simply jealous of him... :-)
But can he train cats.
> The study asserts that, contrary to popular belief, dogs are not trying to assert their dominance over their canine or human “pack” and aren’t motivated by maintaining their place in the pecking order.
Bloody nonsense. Rubbish.
How to train your dog:
1) Always be kind but consistently firm
2) Think like a dog not like a people
3) Reward good behavior infrequently and lavishly, and bad behavior never
4) Feed your dog good dog food always, lots of clean cold water always
5) Lots of exercise: particularly stuff that makes your dog mentally exhausted
It really is that simple.
he’s good, but I notice he never, ever addresses dog marking issues.
You believe that?
You said — But can he train cats.
Ummm..., you find a “Cat Whisperer” and you’ll really have a TV show then... LOL...
‘According to the study’ just reinforces what I already know — too much research is DUMB.
You asked, to another FReeper — You believe that?
Yes, he’s got an 850 rating and has to go out to poo, but he just whooped ya :)
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