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What is a Dog Whisperer – Pet tip 215

These days you hear a lot about the term ‘dog whisperer’ and most people associate the term with one particular dog trainer, Cesar Milan. Many people think that he created the term when in fact this is false. The term dog whisperer is actually a term borrowed from horse training, where certain trainers or horse whisperers seemed to be able to get horses to calm down and accept training or accept a rider on their backs. Their methods were often ‘quiet’ (as opposed to more traditional punitive techniques) to an observer as these trainers seemed to get results from quiet whispers. These days though, the term has been diluted and many people use the term loosely.

Gwen Kocot
Province, Country:
AB, Canada
Airedale Terrier
Date of Birth:
Not Provided
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Coat Colour:
Tan & Black
Eye Colour:

Niki is turning 5 this year; his disposition is excellent. We brought two Welsh Terriers into our home just over 4 months ago and he has adjusted quite well. We still have a bit of a problem between the two males. The Welsh Terriers aren't fixed they are a breeding pair and we are expecting puppies from our little welsh girl Copper. The boy Duster can be aggressive, but that is because he is not fixed. Our Airedale loves the snow as we found out this year as he is from B.C. and hasn't seen or played in snow much before. We reside in Edmonton right now. Niki loves to be around his people and is not aggressive towards other dogs at all; he welcomed the little ones very well. He loves to chew on empty pop bottles and run around like a crazy mad dog. He's a bit bigger than a normal Airedale and he was the runt out of the 4 pups. I'm 5"1 and he is taller than me on his two hind legs; I am about 110 lbs and he can knock me over when he really tries. Anyone have problems with big dogs and being knocked over, you must try and make them realize who is boss. Niki learned from me that I was boss because I do not let him get away with anything; I find a choke collar works well when walking him as he is powerful and doesn't know his own strength. Also use firm commands and look the dog in the eyes and they will soon understand. Niki also loves being in the car, as it it -11 out we haven't taken him in the car it's too cold to leave him alone; but we do take him when we can he just loves it. He falls asleep in the car and enjoys the ride quite a bit. He's the cutest dog we've had so far; and he's our third Airedale. And This year we've started training him to go out on his own and he's smart he's picking that up quite quickly! The Picture attaced is Niki and myself.

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