(While I’m on vacation until October 10, I’m finding creative ways to populate this blog. This includes piggybacking on a colleague’s story. Morieka Johnson wrote this piece.)
Evidently, the business of rehabilitating ‘bad’ dogs is booming.
Armed with a warm smile, Cesar Millan has spent the past seven years helping people and their problem pets on his National Geographic show, “The Dog Whisperer.” Issues range from fear of appliances to aggression towards skateboards. Millan’s mantra during each visit: Dogs need exercise, discipline and affection — in that order. People need to embrace their role as leader of the pack.
Since the show’s 2004 debut, Millan has turned his brand of dog psychology into a multimillion-dollar empire that includes books, DVDs, magazines and pet gear such as collars and