About to head up north. Jayne looks pretty concerned that we stopped at the store first.
My family is so terrible to me and they don’t even know it. I wouldn’t even go up north after this if it wasn’t for Jayne.
Sometimes I need to readjust and Jayne thinks I’m banishing her from the chair. She proceeds to do this until I “unbanish” her by telling her to come up. You poor, sad doggy.
Opinions on Cesar Millan? I’ve read a bunch on how his methods are too aggressive and you should use positive reinforcement, but I’m not sure I agree. A lot of people criticize his lack of professional canine education, but he teaches based on experience, which I think is just as legitimate. Thoughts?
Short answer: Cesar Millan is a glorified dog walker with a successful TV show.
Teaching based off experience is not a good thing when the teacher is uneducated. Millan was misinformed about wolf behavior from the getgo and applied that misinformation to dogs he observed.
This link will tell you everything you need to know and more about Millan and his questionable methods: http://www.dogforum.com/training-behavior-stickies/dominance-dogs-4076/
So we went to PetSmart and I (naturally) went into the play pen to pet the two dogs currently in it. I walked in and sat down and almost immediately the brindle schnauzer mix comes up and nudges my hand. I’m ecstatic, of course, because most dogs are stressed from moving from their home to the shelter to PetSmart and don’t approach right away. The poodle mix followed suite and came directly to me and nudged my other hand.
These are two of the friendliest, most polite dogs I’ve ever met and there’s no doubt in my mind that they’ll be adopted soon. I really wish I could adopt the schnauzer mix, she was so sweet! :(
I turned around and Jayne had her collar off. She looks so smug.