Originally Posted by fawkese1
sorry to any ceasar fans, but i am starting to think that his show is the bane of my existence, i see people doing things like this all of the time and constantly quoting ceasar as if that makes them behaviorists! i have a hard time w hearing other people too. sometimes i don't even ask for permission, but just jump in and show them how to do something or i ask clover to. even when they see him doing what i ask and are impressed they still act sceptical about advice i give, sometimes angry at me for disproving them......i'm trying to train myself to keep my trap shut when i hear this, but you are right, its hard when you see them doing damage.
I like Ceaser. Would I use many of his methods...no... he is not the end all of knowledge and there is more than one way to skin a cat...
Ceaser is no longer mostly a aversive trainer (i think hes woken up alot... his new shows are MUCH better usually) but yes, I don't understand the "i watch his show and I trained ONE dog (poorly I might add) so now I know everything
" mentality I see constantly.
I have had people say clickertraining doesn't work and then I have Emma come to me, sit, down and stay (for example) all on single cues in the middle of a distracting enviroment...then I imform them that she was clickertrained...and people STILL insist it doesn't work...
to me the proof is in the persons OWN experience...like I said before, if they try it once, and fail, they tend to tell everyone
it doesn't work
and believe their experience is the correct one. Thats why I get so deeply bothered when I see people telling som'one else how to do it wrong, because it affects me.
I must add that not everyone has not believed me, I have met som' really nice people who were very open to the concept. In fact I have one of my coworkers training his dog on a regular basis now with marker training. Hes thrillled with the fast, real, results.
anyway my point is its not brain surgery, and personally I research everything I give, try on, or do to, my dog, because I feel as their owner its my responsibility to be informed. Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!