11 Controversies about Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer
9His Results Produce Made-For-TV Moments
The instant dog training techniques which miraculously changes the behaviour of troubled dogs projects Milan to be a wizard but it is just for TV popularity. In reality, a dog with a bad attitude needs a lot of time and patience and positive reinforcements for changing. This he manages to do in 30 minutes which is good for TV but bad for the dogs.
10The American Humane Society Called Cesar Milan ‘Cruel and Dangerous’
As Cesar Milan gradually grew and his popularity rose, the American Humane Society offered a rather harsh criticism even going to the extent of asking the producers to stop the show. They called him cruel and dangerous by his regular act of pinning the dog by neck and use of shock collars. After receiving a number of complaints, the channels had to put the disclaimer before the show which we have stated earlier.
11A Customer’s Dog Developed Serious Problems after Seeing Cesar Milan
Ligia Morris actually harmed her dog by consulting Milan who told her she was not the Alpha that the dogs would obey and he needs to train them under him in his Milan’s dog Psychology Centre. The Brazilian Mastiff, Ligia’s dog had an injured eye when she went to pick him up. She was told he was a “fighter” a trait the dog never showed before coming in contact of Milan.
Later she discovered other problems with her Mastiff too which were never exhibited earlier. The pet started acting strangely every time she left the house and displayed strong separation anxiety along with noise or storm phobia which he never had before the 10 days” intervention” with Milan.