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Is Mark Derr, it looks to me:Dog's Best Friend: Annals of the Dog-Human Relationship Mark Derrlinks §amazon §alibris">">alibris §booksense §google §powells Pack of Lies - New York Times: Essentially, National Geographic and Cesar Millan have cleverly repackaged and promoted a simplistic view of the dog's social structure and constructed around it a one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approach to dog training. In Mr. Millan's world, dog behavioral problems result from a failure of the human to be the “pack leader,” to dominate the dog (a wolf by any other name) completely.While Mr. Millan rejects hitting and yelling at dogs during training, his confrontational methods include physical and psychological intimidation, like finger jabs, choke collars, extended sessions on a treadmill and what is called flooding, or overwhelming the animal with the thing it fears.Go get 'em, Mark.Meanwhile, list time I checked, Mr. Millan still has the same publisher as me. Maybe you'll want to buy one of my books instead of his?Or maybe not. It is, of course, entirely up to you.I guess I need to get myself on National Geographic.Easier said than done.Listening to “Once I Loved” by Astrud Gilberto from the album The Astrud Gilberto Album on Tags: CesarMillan | dogbook | dogs | expert | MarkDerr | NYTimes | Op-Ed | opinion | Times. [...]

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