Review of Cesar Millan's 'Leader of the Pack' show.. for those who avoided watching it!
Episode One.. Jet (I copied this from my post on the Beyond Cesar Millan Group on Facebook)..
- anyone seen the first episode of Cesars new show 'Leader of the Pack'
- if you don't know about it, the premise is, 3 families compete to win
(!) a dog from a rescue shelter. This weeks dog was a lab cross who
was really bouncy and hadn't really learned any rules/boundaries so bit
of a bull in a china shop, no self control at all.
dog was supposedly on death row - quite why it was beyond anyone at the
rescue to train him I don't know - he was not aggressive to people OR
dogs (or if he was it was never ever mentioned), he just didn't know the
He was flown out of the
UK (I assume flown) to Spain to Cesars new dog centre, along with
someone from the rescue. No mention of how long he had been there but he
knew what Cesars foot 'touch' meant for sure.
A family of
four, a young couple and a single woman all from the UK flew out - now
what REALLY got me annoyed was the woman who eventually won, stating
when asked why she wanted another dog.. 'ooh well I get to meet Cesar..'
yes because THAT is a smashing reason to get another dog and not only
that, but fly out what looked like some really ancient dogs as well to
melt in the Spanish sun...
Of course whats further annoyed me
is sthat she lives not 10 miles from me and is now advertising herself
all over the place as a dog walker AND trainer (but only trains leash
walking... wha?) on the strength of 2 days in spain with Cesar...
Asides from that it was the usual waffle about dominance, calm
submission, jerking and tssting - the winner even worried Cesar at one
point when she went straight up to the new dogs run and let him out with
her ancient collie (who promptly got knocked over and then later had to
have a snap at the new dog whilst hiding from him), and then she took
another risk, chucking the ball for him (hes a toy obsessive and
slightly possessive dog) with HER clearly ball obsessed dog right by
So, if thats the way the rest of the show
goes, the UK better prepare themselves for an influx of new 'dog
psychologists' who have spent all of two days with Cesar. Yay.