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Old 15.01.2013, 15:59
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The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

I sometimes look after a Barbet dog, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbet_%28dog%29 for a lady friend, at first she (The dog) ignored all other dogs, but lately as we get to know each other over a longer time, she has started to lunge and bark at other dogs.

Recently she has been fighting with a neighbour's dog, by accident they both emerged from woods off the leads, and flew at each other with blood being spilt! They absolutely hate each other. Even when she smells the other dog in the garage she goes beserk.

In desparation my friend called in a dog expert for help. She visited him last week and they went for a walk in the Jura. He diagnosed a "Leader of the pack problem." The dog is protecting her from other dogs. The expert has 8 dogs and this has become a legal problem for him this year, as now since 1.1.2013 we are only allowed to walk 3 dogs at one time. The pack behaved impeccably, they all followed the leader and my friend's dog joined in, albeit reluctantly. They stopped at crossroads in the woods without any command, they all stopped when a car drove by on a wooded trail. He has all the dogs under control and off the lead.

Yesterday he came to Berne to help her with the dog fight problem. First he let the dog know that she was not the leader of the pack anymore (Failure by the owner to recognise this) and then we went outside to meet the other dog. Immediately there was a violent confrontation, the two dogs were about 3 meters apart and were both snarling, barking, trying to get off the leads. In short hating each other.

The dog expert then took the friend's dog aside, while the other dog and owner waited behind a wall. He talked to her dog, and manouevered the dog around, and showed the dog he was the master. Within ten minutes the dogs passed each other, about two meters apart, and there was complete respect, not even a snarl or a bark. Amazing!

I have never experienced anything like it. The man was really an expert. Now my friend has learnt and seen the demonstration and needs to put it into practise.

The Swiss dog expert follows the systems used by Cesar Millan. http://www.cesarsway.com/

His programs are dubbed into German and can be seen on Sixx TV channel, today, and every week, many showings,
http://www.sixx.ch/tv/der-hundefluesterer/episoden
http://www.fernsehserien.de/der-hundefluesterer/sendetermine/sixx

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Old 15.01.2013, 18:09
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

Yeah, I don't have a dog but I love watching Cesar Milan's Dog Whisperer programmes. He has an amazing understanding of dogs and how they behaviour. It's not only aggressive dogs, but ones with phobias of things as well. One of my favourite episodes was when he tackled a St. Bernard with a fear of the stairs. Now the St. Bernard probably weighs more than Cesar does, but he hauled and shoved and pushed and hauled that dog up the stairs time and time again and after 20 minutes that dog was happily climbing the stairs. I think that's the hardest I've ever seen Cesar work, but he succeeded.

Amazing man.
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

My dog has the same problem...he is a havenese who thinks he is a pitbull...i tried a trainer, but that didn't change anything so i bought some books from cesar millan and hopefully i will be able to discipline my furry friend soon enough
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

I like Victoria Stillwell better than Cesar Milan though he is certainly successfull and his method seems to work.
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

Dear Sbrinz,

Could you please state the name of this dog expert in Switzerland? I am looking for a dog "trainer" in Switzerland whom follows Cesar Millan's ideals and can help me with my dog. I have adopted him from the streets, he has been abused and is very insecure.

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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

I believed he has moved to canton Jura, i will ask the dog lady friend.

How long have you lived here with your dog? You must do an official dog training course, with your dog.
The people running the course will be able to advise you on helping your dog adapt.

There are threads on this Forum about owning a dog here, and what you must do to keep inside the laws of Lausanne.
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

Dear Sbrinz,

Thank you very much for your fast reply. I do not mind if he moved to the Jura, I can go there if I need to, it is just urgently important that I get in contact with him.

I have lived here for more than a year and have had my dog since 3 months, he is already registered and has a passport and vet, and we have already done the obligatory course.

The problem I have had is that these dog trainers are very focused on obedience and one of the trainers I tried even knew very little about psychological traumas a previously abandoned and abused dog may have (my dog's case). The second one I tried is a behaviourist and does understand dog behaviour but she follows a training method that I do not agree with. Nevertheless I tried with good faith to apply their methods but neither of them were able to help me address these issues.

I am really looking for a trainer that follows Cesar Milan's ideals and methods, which is something very rare in Switzerland since most trainers follow a "positive reinforcement" treat-giving method.

Hence I was so excited to read your comment that I came across, about this specific trainer, after hours of browsing blogs and forums.

I would really appreciate it if you are able to find the contact of this person, and finally my dog and I can have a balanced lifestyle of pack follower-leader respectively.

Thanks a lot in advance,
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

Here is the website below, I have no idea if he speaks English or French. He asks you to telephone or e-mail him for an appointment, but not to expect a diagnosis or help over the phone or by e-mail, and do not arrive without an appointment.

His strong point is he uses his pack of 7 dogs to integrate problem dogs: they teach the trainee dog how to behave, they all watch the leader dog and do what he says. The waiting list is about 2 to 3 months for his weekend therapy courses.

http://www.dog-psychology-center.ch/

Adresse:

Markus Habermann
Dog-Psychology-Center GmbH
Sapran 39
CH-2716 Sornetan
Telephone 032 484 04 21
best times to telephone him are, 08:00 - 09:00, 15:00-17:00 & around 21:00-22:30
If you leave a message on the answering machine, tell him when NOT to call you (When you will be asleep)

E-Mail to, kusi@rudelfuehrer.net - for contact purposes, but please don't ask for dog training advice by e-mail.

It is about a 2 hour drive from Lausanne, http://map.search.ch/Lausanne,gare-S...etan,Sapran-39

I was very impressed with him, after a few minutes with him, our dog did not try to attack her arch enemy, a neighbour's dog. He had our problem dog immediately under control.
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Re: The Dog Whisperer, der Hundeflüsterer

Thank you so much for your detailed and fast reply. This will be incredibly helpful. I will contact him to try to book an appointment!
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