colleen and truman the night before my birthday
call me a kook, but i love the national geographic show "the dog whisperer." watching the dynamics of dog behavior has allowed me to take further steps in getting my son of a bitch (hey, it's true) dog truman's behavior under control. it's been a slow process and there's more to do, but i've made huge strides just in the past week.
today i was up by towne lake in woodstock meeting with some clients. this is also remarkably close to where my mother currently resides. by sheer happenstance, i was driving right by the vet clinic where a rescued dog named howie was rehabilitated by the aformentioned "dog whisperer" cesar millan. howie was a victim of one of the worst cases of animal cruelty that had been seen at that time in cherokee county. it was a really moving episode.
cesar millan with
rapper redman's dog,
"daddy," a frequent star
on the show
just in the month of january, i've seen three different instances of visits to the metro atlanta area. in the same episode as the woodstock visit, cesar visited a couple in marietta and helped them with their miniature schnausers. the breed and misbehavior documented on the show paralleled truman's own to an uncanny degree. when duplicated in principle by colleen and i throughout the course of the last week, the techniques used to correct the behavior have produced notable and surprising results.
the third instance was an episode i had on the DVR that i am watching as i write this. cesar visited the roswell, ga post office and counseled postal workers about aggressive dogs. roswell is practically where i grew up from 4th grade through age 18, being directly south of the city of alpharetta.
roswell and alpharetta:
atlanta's gotten a lot of attention from the dog whisperer. and since i just can't seem to resist the urge to wrap all of this in a mortifyingly trite double-entendre, i'll simply close by saying that all this attention seems to have hit pretty close to home.
check out The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on the National Geographic network,
and for your own sake please watch it in HD.
new episodes air fridays at 8pm eastern and pacific.