Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about Cesar Millan. If you need a little refresher, Millan is a Mexican-American dog trainer who is known for his Emmy-nominated television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. It was produced from 2004 to 2012 and is broadcast in more than 80 countries worldwide.
But why are we talking about him? Well, because he had some great tips on training dogs, and there are some we’d like to remind you of.
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Cesar Millan and his tips
Millan is a very famous dog trainer, and for a good reason. After all, he was known as the Dog Whisperer on TV. This is because he has been teaching owners tricks for years and he’s very good at it!
1. Always have a plan and a routine
The first and probably the most important rule with getting and owning a dog is to have a clear plan! According to the Dog Whisperer himself dogs need order, they simply crave it.
With dogs it’s very important to put up a routine, because it calms your dog to know what to expect for each part of the day. Canines are creatures of habit, and they will get anxious if faced with changes in their routines.
2. Always stay calm
Now, we know that training a dog is a very long and tiring process. And most of the time nothing goes as planned. This is why you need to stay calm, always! Getting angry is counter-productive. It will bring you more harm than good.
According to Cesar Millan you should always set realistic goals and of course, adjust them as you go along and as the training progresses. To tell you the truth, patience is actually the key to successful dog training.
The dog can only become what’s in your bubble. The dog is imitating the energy that is in your bubble. You are the source, the feast of energy. If you feel anxious, the dog becomes anxious with you. If you become nervous, the dog wakes up nervous with you.”– Cesar Millan
3. It’s never too late
Never give up on your dog, it’s never too late to teach them! Even though it’s best to start young, dogs are very intelligent creatures. No matter when you start teaching them what’s right and wrong, they will learn it. Just be patient!
In conclusion, there’s a good reason why Cesar Millan was the Dog Whisperer. He surely did know how to behave with dogs. The most important rule Millan taught us, however, was that training your dog isn’t about where to pee or how to walk on a leash. Of course, it is a very important part of it. But the key is to teach your dog to trust your authority and listen to you. Your dog should always obey your commands!