Cesar Milan does not work with "average" dogs, or "troubled" dogs. He works with severly damaged dogs. Dogs with severe phobias, intense obessions, and red-zone type aggression. These dogs require different handling methods than most dogs. Trying to do what Cesar does without knowing what you are doing could get someone, including yourself, badly bitten. And, you could further damage the dog in the process. His methods are, for the most part, more intense than an undisturbed dog would need for everyday training (although solid leadership and consistency in training is always good). Victoria does all 100% positive reinforcement training (from what I've seen) -- everything is treat based. I've never seen her show anyone how to wean a dog off of the treat reward premise, but then I don't watch her very often. Most of the dogs she works with haven't reached the point that Cesar's dogs get to, although without intervention like Victoria does they could easily get there. The difference in my mind is like comparing "John & Kate plus 8" raising their challenging family situation with "World's Strictests Parents" where foster-type families take in deeply troubled teenagers and attempt to help them.
There are two kinds of dogs: Dogs who are German Shepherds, and dogs who WISH they were German Shepherds....
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