CnN News story: Dog Whisperer sued!! Injured dog!!
Poor dog! Ran nearly to death!
Lint! It's a lifestyle!!
Poor dog. So whatever the heck the people were doing, the one thing they were not doing was actually watching the dog. What a weird way to treat an animal.
Slave to Maxwell
And why am I not surprised?
I will never understand why it is that people think it is ok to send their pets away to be "trained" by someone else. I can think of at least a dozen stories I have read just in the last year about dogs that have been abused at "training" kennels.
And I didn't much like him when he was on Oprah.
Everybody said that what he did on Oprah and Letterman wasn't an accurate picture of what he really does, so this month, we have Nat. Geographic free on satellite and I watched. It made me so angry!!! There was a shy fearful dog who just hides under a desk and when the owner tries to coax him out, he panicks and braces himself and refuses. So what does this "brilliant" dog whisperer do? Drags him out on his a** by the choker. I thought, "is he serious?" Then he put him back under the desk and did it again and again and again and then made the owner do it, saying "Isn't it much easier now?" Well, ya, the dog is terrified of being choked to hell, of course he's going to come easier! And then they did the follow up later on and he was "much better"- sure he came out from under the desk when he was forced, but he still had his tail so firmly between his legs! That didn't fix the dog of anything! What a loser.
And then with methods like that (i.e. dragging a dog by the choker), they're surprised when their dog is strangled and tortured? Gimme a break!
This guy is full of crap. FULL!
His publicist is suing him too...
Famed Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, Sued By Publicist, Makeda Smith,
for Five Million
Author: Makeda Smith
Published: April 29, 2006
Publicist Makeda Smith and Director Foster Corder exclaim, "Our Case
"Makes You Wanna Holla !"
Los Angeles, CA - World renowned Mexican dog psychologist, Cesar
Millan, may utilize "whispering" as a technique when handling canines,
but his original publicist, Makeda Smith, of Jazzmyne Public Relations
and her partner, Foster Corder, of Daughters 2 Feed Films, are
screaming right about now! The two have filed a lawsuit against
Millan, requesting compensation for damages in excess of five million
dollars for copyright infringement, breach of contract and breach of
confidential relationship. The National Geographic Channel, MPH
Entertainment, Inc and Emery/Sumner Productions, LLC are also
defendants named in the complaint.
Smith originally met Millan in 1999 when she was introduced to him via
her personal assistant, Love Barnett, at the time. A well respected
industry veteran, she took Millan under her wing, imaging and branding
him as the "Dog Whisperer" up until 2004. Within a month of
introduction to Millan, she recruited business associate, Foster
Corder, who conceived, produced and directed the original pilot for a
show they named, "The Dog Whisperer." Actress and NAACP Image Award
winner, Tachina Arnold, ("Everybody Hates Chris") starred in the
pilot, which dates back to 2001.
A photography and film pioneer since 1977, Corder's credits include
being recognized as the first African American animal photographer,
and he also served as the first Black director of film and video
production in the record industry for Capital Records, overseeing
videos for MC Hammer, Bonnie Raitt, Paul McCartney and Great White.
Corder's Blackbird Films was the first African American owned
commercial production company creating television commercials for
McDonald's starring Sinbad and B.B. King, and some of the first
California Lotto spots, among many others. In addition, Corder served
as media advisor to Hall of Famer Wilt Chamberlain for 17 years.
Smith's agency, Jazzmyne Public Relations is recognized as a specialty
firm in the field of urban entertainment, with clients that have
included Kevin Eubanks ( "The Tonight Show"), actor/comedian/singer
Jamie Foxx, comedian Rudy Ray Moore, aka Dolemite, actor Dorien Wilson
("The Parkers"), J. Anthony Brown ("The Tom Joyner Morning Show"), and
gangsta' rap music industry pioneer, Jerry Heller.
Smith and Corder, both natives of Chicago, now seek a jury trial, as
Millan, abandoned them and negotiated the terms of the show without
them. Defendants proceeded to produce their own television series
entitled, "The Dog Whisperer", which is substantially similar to and
in violation of the copyright owned by Corder and Smith in the pilot.
"The Dog Whisperer" now in its second season, has become the flagship
for the National Geographic Channel, having been extended from a
one-half hour show to a full one hour show, airing in prime time.
Furthermore, Millan has increased his celebrity status, and is now
heralded as "Oprah's Own" after appearing on her show. He is also the
subject of merchandising and sponsor deals, publishing contracts,
lecture tours, etc. Smith also alleges that Millan has completely
forsaken her after several years of utilizing her expertise to
introduce and position him within industry, professional and media
circles, nationally and internationally, without any compensation.
"As a single mother of two, my company, Jazzmyne Public Relations
(www.jazzmynepr.com) is known for making inroads within the media for
personalities that would never have access to such outlets. Millan
endeared himself to me. He snuck across the Mexican border with
nothing but a dream. Corder and I invested our time and resources to
mold him into the personality he is today. We have the files and the
footage to prove it. As an African American woman, I took him under my
wing, and embraced his dream, making `The American Dream" a reality
for him and his family. I now feel as if I have been spit on and left
in the dog house!" cites Smith. "I'm simply in shock and awe," adds
Smith and Corder are represented by Glen Kulik of Kulik, Gottesman,
Mouton & Seigel, LLP in Sherman Oaks, CA in Foster Corder and Makeda
Smith v. National Geographic Channel; Cesar Millan, an individual, MPH
Entertainment, Inc, a California corporations; and Emery, Sumner
Productions, LLC; a California limited liability company, Case No. CV
06-2611 RSWL (RcX).