"Good Dog!" travels
to Los Angeles
to learn the methods of

"The Dog Whisperer"
Cesar Millan
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LEARNING FROM THE ZEN PACK

 
When I first entered Linn's facility I felt at ease with the dogs, even though I knew that many of these dogs had come to the center with serious human aggression issues. I was instructed, "no touch, no talk, no eye contact". Energy is the key to controlling the pack. When the energy of the pack is under control, the pack remains calm. When one dog's energy is not in check, Linn describes it as "a brush fire". "If not immediately extinguished, it will set off brush fires all over the pack, and eventually create a forest fire!" To the right, the pack takes part in a play event. Fifteen dogs and two tennis balls, and no brush fires.

 

Linn controls the play event and constantly monitors the pack's energy level, watching for any dogs that do not remain calm. Any dog that steps out of line is quickly corrected before starting a brush fire in the pack. The event begins and ends with calm submissive energy.
Here Linn stops the play event to correct the brown dog in the left foreground. Notice the dog's tail is straight up, indicating an undesirable state of arousal. Linn corrects the dog using his own energy focused at the misbehaving dog. If not stopped, the rest of the pack will turn on this one dog and attempt to correct the situation themselves, POOF... FOREST FIRE!!!

Next we take the pack for a walk...  

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