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« Cesar, l’homme qui parlait aux chiens » sur National Geographic
Moi qui ne suis pas l’ami des bêtes et encore moins des bêtes à quatre pattes, je laisse place à la star mondiale de l’harmonie canine.
Il s’appelle Cesar Millan. Il est mexicano-américain, a grandi dans une ferme, fait une tentative de suicide après son divorce et la mort de son chien, Daddy, qu’il adorait. Le type avait appelé le clebs » papa « , rien que pour ça, on l’aime déjà.
Son programme » The Dog Whisperer « , est suivi par 11 millions de personnes aux States. Bien qu’il soit largement critiqué par les grands comportementalistes canins.
Peu nous chaud, plus les Amerloques sont cintrés, plus c’est rigolo.
La seule manière d’aimer votre chien, dixit Cesar Millan, c’est de le dominer. Le cabot est un animal de meute. Soit il en est le chef, soit il se soumet au chef. A vous de choisir votre rôle, puisque la meute, c’est vous. Le chien ne connaît ni égal, ni ami. Il ne réfléchit pas, il réagit. La laisse constitue donc l’instrument de cette domination sans partage. Muni d’un collier étrangleur, vous le dresserez à l’obéissance en commençant par surmonter vos peurs, frustrations et colères, symptôme de l’emprise inappropriée de la bestiole sur votre personne.
» Les Etats-Unis sont un pays de déviants « , professe Millan, qui prend jusqu’à 100 000 dollars la consultation privée. » Ici, les gens aiment de travers. Les chiens ont pris le pouvoir « .
Cesar Millan, c’est le meilleur pote de Will Smith. Il a aidé sa femme à affronter ses quatre rottweilers qui menaçaient de la bouffer toute crue. Hollywood plébiscite ses interventions commandos de psychologue extra-lucide. Tout est dans la névrose du maître et la névrose, chez un Américain, c’est de la faiblesse mal placée.
Cesar Millan is coming back for the bad dogs in new Nat Geo Wild series “Cesar 911” — and he’s only bringing Milkbones for the ones who “sit” and “stay.”
The new series, produced by ITV Studios America (“Hell’s Kitchen”) in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment, premieres on Friday, Mar. 7, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Nat Geo Wild and Nat Geo Mundo. It will debut internationally on Nat Geo Wild in April, billed as “Cesar to the Rescue.”
Each week, the “Dog Whisperer” is summoned by co-workers, relatives, friends and neighbors to take on a four-legged menace that is terrorizing their community. Millan will evaluate the situation and rehabilitate the problem dogs — as well as their humans.
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Each episode of “Cesar 911” will consist of two stories within one community. First, Millan will meet with the whistle-blowers to get briefed on the situation. He then evaluates both the dogs and owners through home, business and neighborhood locations where the dogs display their problem behavior. There, he’ll either get to work right on the spot, or relocate the troubled pooches to his Dog Psychology Center for more in-depth cases.
On the premiere episode of “Cesar 911,” “Family Feud,” Millan heads to Orange County to tackle black Lab mix Misty and Shiba Inu mix Auggie, who are biters. The following week on “Boss With a Bark,” Millan will take on a yapping Bichon Frise trio. On March 21’s “Dog Fight,” he’ll be called in to break up dog-agrressive Boxers and a nippy Chihuahua.
Executive producers of “Cesar 911” are Cesar Millan, David Leepson and Jordan Roberts. For Nat Geo Wild, executive producer and senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering, and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.
Audible for Dogs is designed for anxious pets that don’t like being left at home alone; Millan’s Dog Psychology Center reports that audiobooks are much more effective in relaxing dogs and reducing their stress than music. The idea is pet owners will leave one of these audiobooks playing when they leave for work in the morning; whether in a crate or roaming the house, supposedly these audiobooks will calm dogs and help them feel less alone.
You can start with the free Cesar Millan’s Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs, because apparently this whole program is complicated enough to require an entirely separate audio guide. The rest of the titles are handpicked by Millan and include a video introduction from the man himself detailing why exactly these books are good for dogs. Titles include Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (these two definitely need an explanation because I’m not seeing the dog connection), The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron.
This isn’t a completely separate program; subscribers to Audible will be able to purchase these audiobooks, and anyone can access Millan’s videos for free on the website. It’s not clear what would prevent people from just buying regular, non-dog-selected audiobooks and playing them for Fido, but hey, I am not here to judge what you buy for your pet.
‘Dog Whisperer’ Cesar Millan investigated over animal cruelty complaints
Cesar Millan is under investigation for possible animal cruelty after a dog attacked a pig during the filming of his show ‘Cesar 911.’ Video provided by Newsy
The man known as the « Dog Whisper, » Cesar Millan, is being investigated for possible animal cruelty charges stemming from complaints about an incident on a recent episode of his TV show, authorities said Thursday.
Los Angeles County Animal Control authorities paid a visit to Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Thursday, but the self-taught dog trainer was out of town, KNBC-TV reported.
Animal control authorities told KNBC that the investigation was launched after they received multiple complaints about Millan’s use of a pig during a training session on an episode of Cesar 911.
In the episode, which airs on Nat Geo WILD, Millan uses a pig in a training session with a dog named Simon, who was previously aggressive towards other animals and its owner’s potbelly pigs. In the clip, Simon chases after a pig and bites its ear which draws blood.
To some viewers it appeared like part of the pig’s ear was ripped off during the incident.
The episode sparked outrage online, and a petition calling for Millan’s show to be banned had almost 10,000 signatures as of Friday.
YouTube users Vicki Dawe Flyball posted a clip of the episode on March 4 with the words « all in the name of entertainment, » over the clip of the pig’s bloody ear.
The clip caused « concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter, » Chad Sandhas, a spokesman for National Geographic Channels, said in a statement.
“It is important to clarify that Cesar took precautions, such as putting Simon on a long lead to assess his behavior, before making initial corrections and removing the leash,” Sandas said in a statement. “The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress.”
According to Sandas, Millan « is and will continue to fully cooperate with authorities in any investigation. He is confident that the investigation will show there was no wrong doing. »
This is not the first time that Millan has received criticism over his behavioral training techniques.
Critics maintain that his approach is dominance-based and object to some of his techniques, such as his willingness to use choke chains and other physical corrections.
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Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan Cleared in Animal Cruelty Investigation
Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan has been cleared in an animal cruelty investigation, his attorney and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Monday.
The celebrity dog trainer had been under investigation after a February episode on his show, Cesar 911, showed a dog attacking a pig during a training session. The clip had angered animal rights activists and sparked an online petition calling for the show to be canceled.
Millan’s attorney, Brian Klein, said no charges will be filed after an investigation by Los Angeles County Animal Control found Millan and his team did nothing wrong, CBS News reports. Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Jane Robinson confirmed to TIME on Monday that the investigation was over.
Millan announced the results of the probe on Twitter and on his blog, saying he was “pleased but not surprised by this news.” “My team and I are 100% dedicated to the proper care of all animals and our animal handling procedures are safe and humane,” he wrote. “We will continue to rescue and rehabilitate even the most difficult problem dogs. Our work has saved the lives of thousands of animals that otherwise would have been euthanized.”
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The segment (shown in the YouTube video above) provoked a firestorm of controversy on social media, with animal welfare advocates criticizing Millan for employing not just dangerous, butalso illegal, training methods. A petition calling for Millan to be banned from all television appearances has garnered almost 10,000 signatures to date.
Nat Geo WILD, which aired Millan’s show, issued a statement defending the host’s tactics.
“Cesar Millan has dedicated his life to helping dogs and to showing how even the most difficult ‘problem dog’ can be rescued and rehabilitated,” said a channel representative, per KNBC.
The network, which pulled the original clip of the encounter from YouTube, added:
Cesar has created a safe and controlled environment at his Dog Psychology Center … to rehabilitate some of the most extreme — or ‘red zone’ — cases of dog aggression, such as Simon’s.
It is important to clarify that Cesar took precautions, such as putting Simon on a long lead to assess his behavior, before making initial corrections and removing the leash. The pig that was nipped by Simon was tended to immediately afterward, healed quickly and showed no lasting signs of distress. As reveals, Cesar and his animal pack effectively helped Simon to overcome his aggressive behavior toward other animals; as a result, Simon did not have to be separated from his owner or euthanized.
The clip, showing Simon’s apparent rehabilitation, can be watched in the video below: