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Lilcamper Thu 27-Mar-14 14:32:17

All of Cesar Millan's books from all of their shops! Good news I thought I'd share grin

Scuttlebutter Thu 27-Mar-14 15:24:05

Saw a post about this on FB this morning. Really great news. grin

needastrongone Thu 27-Mar-14 15:41:30

Brave and entirely correct decision.

Whatfun Thu 27-Mar-14 15:53:59

Dare I ask why?

Lilcamper Thu 27-Mar-14 15:59:03

Because he is an unqualified fake that promotes harmful and dangerous 'training methods'.

needastrongone Thu 27-Mar-14 16:09:17

He actually spreads damaging and disproven myths about dog behaviour and uses cruel and unethical methods relying on pain, fear and intimidation.

The world's leading dog behaviour experts and professional trainers are actually helping dogs using kind, effective, science-based behaviour modification techniques.

Cesar Milan achieves results through fear.

My only concern is that he will 're-invent' his training techniques in order to sell more books.

ender Thu 27-Mar-14 16:15:10

Very pleased to hear this. Hope there's a lot of publicity and all those who witter on about dominance and pack leaders will get the message at last.

CalamityKate Thu 27-Mar-14 16:27:21

Really? That's brilliant!!

It'll save me hiding his books behind all the others every time I go in! grin

mercibucket Thu 27-Mar-14 16:32:52

what was his technique?

nuttymutty1 Thu 27-Mar-14 16:47:35

About time too yay!

CalamityKate me too
PAH is fantastic for training dogs and socialising them and I always remove the CM books (and others) from the shelves and hide them smile

Owllady Thu 27-Mar-14 16:52:39

All we need to do now is beat him into submission, drag him into the back yard and then take a piss on him

needastrongone Thu 27-Mar-14 16:53:03

Dominance, choke chains, aggression, alpha rolling, invading the dogs space, fear, submission, pack theory, pack leader crap etc etc smile

Lol at folk hiding the books!

GeorgianMumto5 Thu 27-Mar-14 16:57:02

So, he's the Gina Ford of dog training? My mum loves him. I smile and nod politely, while doing things completely differently.

coffeeinbed Thu 27-Mar-14 17:00:52

He's a bully.
He bullies dogs into submission.

needastrongone Thu 27-Mar-14 17:04:01

Even DH can have the odd moment of needing to be stern and 'the boss', although not in the pack leader way. More like, he poo poos clicker training and thinks I am too soft.

Caveat is that he's the one talking goo goo ga ga to them and feeding them tip bits etc when he thinks no one is watching smile

And I am not the one in the garden at 6am every morning playing hide and seek with them smile

needastrongone Thu 27-Mar-14 17:09:43

Yep - a bully indeed.

On the other hand, I am reading Reaching the Animal Mind, by Karen Pryor. It's about clicker training, so not to everybody's taste, but you couldn't ever see the Cesar Milan stuff in the same way, after having read this book, if indeed you thought his methods were in any way worthy.

NoIdeasForUsername Thu 27-Mar-14 17:13:14

Great smile

chicaguapa Thu 27-Mar-14 17:17:01

I don't have dogs, but is this the equivalent of Waterstones pulling every copy of <whispers> that parenting book? wink

BeerTricksPotter Thu 27-Mar-14 17:19:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

nuttymutty1 Thu 27-Mar-14 17:25:01

Now we have to start hiding the Bakers food and choke, bark collars smile we still have a mission to complete

AdoraBell Thu 27-Mar-14 17:25:46

I used To watch him and began To feel uncomfortable but having no experience of dogs or training I thought it was me. Then I saw an episodio where he was shown returning To his home. The look his wife gave him when he walked through the door spoke volumes. I'd already bought one of his books but Couldn't get past the first chapter.

Couldn't read the Gina Ford book that was given To me either.

Ohbyethen Thu 27-Mar-14 17:26:54

It's more like when MN tried to get Amazon to pull the Christian parenting book that advocated using switches on babies Chicaguapa. Imo.

Lilcamper Thu 27-Mar-14 17:44:27

I used to hide them under the bags of tripe in the freezer grin

YNK Thu 27-Mar-14 17:47:40

Good riddance, Cesar!

Owllady Thu 27-Mar-14 20:11:11

I am really disappointed no one wants to subscribe to my plan sad

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