FW: Millan

From: malinda julien [mailto:ustk9@ustk9.com]
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 10:12 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: Millan

100% agreed.. ? My disdain for the stupidity of humans thinking all dogs do
nothing but think about ways to screw them while they are gone instead of
realizing you left an untrained young animal loose in your house makes me
sometimes not so popular.. To use your words "don’t give a flying fig"..
(although my verbalization is much more colorful if not unlady like. ?

From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 9:37 PM
To: ustk9@ustk9.com
Cc: Blaise; Blog; bradgsmith@mdanderson.org; Brandon Milligan; Carol
McKinney; Dianne; DSloan; DVM Marsha Anderson; Jack Davidson;
janis.nicol@nau.edu; John Royall; ‘Michelle Luster’; Ming Zu; Mom; Richard
Becton; Sakina Lanig; Tao Ju
Subject: RE: Millan

Yeah, that’s my reading of him also. When I watch his show, I find myself
thinking, "well duh, stupid human, of course your dog is a psycho. You let
it be the damn pack leader." Obviously, those mean thoughts are directed
toward the owners. Maybe I should’ve been a dog whisperer. Nah, I would’ve
killed half of my clients by now. People just don’t seem to get that dogs
aren’t humans. (Dogs, on the other paw, probably are grateful they’re not!
?) Still, even angelic Lilly has developed the occasional behavioral issue
over the years, most notably garbage trucks and basketballs. No one needed
to tell me how to fix them. For the garbage truck, we simply sat next to one
as it worked its way down a street. The crew might have been a bit spooked
by us, but I didn’t give a flying fig. By the time we reached the end of the
street, Lilly was getting the message crystal clearly. "Yes, those green
things are big and noisy. But, I don’t need to fear them because my human
obviously doesn’t."

In fact, the innate intelligence of dogs is a marvel. Lilly’s lead now hangs
on my wheelchair. That means both her and the chair are controlled normally
only through the joystick. Rarely do I even need to think about Lilly while
she’s in "command mode," because I know she’s intent on following whatever
clues the chair gives her about our next move. ?

From: malinda julien [mailto:ustk9@ustk9.com]
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 8:27 PM
To: ‘Scott Royall’
Subject: RE: Millan

I think he is a good handler and good at reading dogs. A gift that usually
is NOT going to be able to be repeated by his clients. He is a middle of
the road trainer, some neg some positive and believes in being the "leader"
but not punishing all the time. So, in my book, he is ok.


From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 6:08 PM
To: Malinda Julien
Subject: Millan

Just curious. What do you think of Caesar Millan?


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