Dog Whisperer

Season 1 Episode 26

Daisy and Sophie (Horse Hound: Part 2)

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Jul 19, 2006 on National Geographic Wild
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Humping Daisy
Daisy is a yellow Lab who lives with Marlene and Randy Benda and their two children. Daisy humps the kids, rushes the door and generally is hyper when the children's friends are visiting. Cesar notices that the Bendas encourage and empower their children, which is good, but they are doing the same thing with Daisy, which is not so good. They all go out into the back yard where Cesar works with Daisy. When they reenter the house, Cesar steps on her leash to hold her in place until she becomes calm and the family is able to enter the house first. Daisy's obedience training really helps the family to reach the next step in gaining psychological control.

Horsing Around
Rachelle Wyse has a three-year-old Golden Retriever/Sheltie mix named Sophie who chases and nips at the heels of the horses at the ranch where Rachelle keeps her horse, Jack. Cesar draws the connection of being in control of the horse without being mean, and relates that to how the relationship with a dog should be. He says that here in America we have humanized our dogs to an unhealthy degree, which is not fair to the dog. They take Jack into the arena to work out, and Cesar shows her how to stop Sophie from her escalating behavior of chasing and nipping at Jack. Cesar directs Sophie out of the arena and notes to Rachelle that he is not using Sophie's name while giving her directions; that her name is only used for a positive experience. He recommends a 45-minute power walk daily, and that she teach Sophie to respect Jack's space while he is exercising.


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