Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cesar Millan’s Calm Submissive / Assertive Baloney

So, do you want to know my opinion of Cesar Millan’s methodology? Here it is:

One of the major problems experienced behaviorists have with Cesar Millan is his invention and misuse of dog terminology. His approach is based upon two assumptions. First, that you, as pack leader of your dog, should project “calm-assertive energy”, compassionate but in control. Second, that your dog should project “calm-submissive energy”, relaxed posture, ears back, and “nearly instinctual” response to commands.

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