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NARRATOR: Do not attempt the techniques you are about to see
without consulting a professional.
On this episode of the Dog Whisperer...
NOELLE DEIGAN: I can't walk them together because
they're big dogs.
Caesar, he's primarily, the most difficult to deal with walking,
because he attacks me.
BRANDON WILSON: He wasn't bad at first, but then,
he just got worse over time.
JEANNE WILSON: He pretty much became attached to me very
quickly. And for some strange reason, he thinks my husband
is like a monster.
NARRATOR: When good dogs go bad, there's one man who's their best
friend... Cesar Millan.
CESAR MILLAN: No dog is too much for me to handle.
I rehabilitate dogs.
I train people.
I am the Dog Whisperer.
DAVID PHENICIE: Danny was a fellow musician and one of
the most talented guys I've ever seen in my life.
Danny and Noelle, they were like the Hollywood cool couple,
you know, the party couple, you know,
Danny was like David Bowie or something.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Fourth of July, me and my husband were at
a friend's house and they were having a party,
and my husband wanted a dog.
People were giving them away down the street,
so I went and got one and surprised him.
That's where Caesar came from.
I got Squatty when she was about nine months old or so.
My husband got her from doggie jail we call it,
the, the dog pound.
My husband and I, my late husband, I should say.
I, he passed away in 2003.
Very suddenly, very unexpectedly,
no prior medical history or anything, and yeah...
After my husband passed away...
I'd say there were a good few months there that I,
I was in bed.
And so the dogs weren't getting out and about and walked.
They were ignored.
I mean, for lack of a better word,
I was too wrapped up in my grieving and, you know,
whenever I was up to resuming to try to, you know,
get back in a routine with them, Caesar became increasingly
Caesar, what do you need to do?
Caesar, he's primarily the most difficult to deal with walking.
Because he attacks me.
DAVID PHENICIE: Yeah, his heart was broken,
same as everybody else, as you could tell.
So Caesar's been really depressed.
I think that's where some of the lashing out comes from.
NOELLE DEIGAN: I find that somewhat upsetting,
to be attacked by my dog, it's not a pleasant experience.
Very, you know, nerve wracking.
I can't walk them together because they're big dogs.
They would just drag me down the street, you know,
I have rope rash, it would be a disaster.
So, you know, I'll separate them, try to take him,
but when I do that, Squatty, left alone with out Caesar,
just freaks out.
On more than one occasion has done this whole Herman Munster
thing, where she just bolts through,
right through the wood of the back door.
Yeah, it's, it's an ordeal.
I've got a metal file cabinet now in front of the wooden gate,
trying to avoid that situation.
I go hiking, and I want to go hiking with my dogs.
There's no way I can right now.
Because they're just completely unmanageable.
after my husband died, I was no one's leader, I'm sure.
The dogs took over that role.
But now I'm feeling, yeah, I'm feeling more like myself,
more strong and more willing to take them on.
NARRATOR: Cesar knows that the sudden loss of a family member
can wreak havoc on even the most stable packs.
Sensitive to their owner's moods,
dogs can provide great emotional comfort,
but they may also develop issues without a strong pack leader
to guide them.
CESAR MILLAN: So how can I help you?
NOELLE DEIGAN: My dog Caesar is, his behavior is becoming
increasingly unmanageable, from pulling and jerking me around,
to now attacking me pretty much when I try to walk him.
And then my other dog...
CESAR MILLAN: How bad?
NOELLE DEIGAN: He really scares me. I mean, I, I...
bad enough that I have dropped the leash in order to not be
bitten or attacked.
I mean, he's never actually bitten me doing that,
during that, but I try not to give him the opportunity to.
CESAR MILLAN: Sure, so those way of being started...
at the beginning, or lately? NOELLE DEIGAN: This way..no, not
since the beginning, since my husband died.
CESAR MILLAN: Oh, sorry to hear that.
When did that happen?
NOELLE DEIGAN: About four years ago. Okay.
You know, we, we would take them on walks together,
and so it wasn't really an issue then.
CESAR MILLAN: So your human pack, who, who are they?
Mom? Dad? Brother? Sister? Any?
NOELLE DEIGAN: Me? Me, I've got two roommates that live here.
But I'm, it's me.
CESAR MILLAN: Okay, so this is family. Yes.
And it has more closeness to partner.
NOELLE DEIGAN: It's what's left of my family.
CESAR MILLAN: Right, right. I got that.
Yeah, and so that's why I'm going to help you to accomplish
what you want.
Okay? All right, so let's go meet the, go ahead.
Let it out, it's better to let it out than hold it in.
In a Noelle case, you know, she's trying her best on
I believe she needs support.
I'm very happy that we are able to help her to get to another
All right, so show me how you normally bring them inside
Okay. Your normal self. Okay.
Don't change anything about.
NOELLE DEIGAN: I'm just gonna open up the door and
they're going to come in.
CESAR MILLAN: Okay. Big backyard.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Boo-boo.
CESAR MILLAN: She reminds me, Daddy. You are Daddy.
Jesus, girl! Is she on a diet?
NOELLE DEIGAN: No, she needs to be on a diet, actually I had to,
I had to...
CESAR MILLAN: I don't think she's going to jump.
NOELLE DEIGAN: No, she doesn't jump, no, he's the jumper.
CESAR MILLAN: I love the energy, the energy is really good.
They both are. NOELLE DEIGAN:Well yeah, yeah..
CESAR MILLAN: He's a little bit more excited energy He is.
she's more calm.
So this guy's already moved on, you know,
your husband not being here. Their feeling.
NOELLE DEIGAN: No, I don't think they do any more.
I mean, they, they were really, you know,
the months I spent in bed, they were really depressed.
CESAR MILLAN: Yeah, but every time somebody in the pack is
missing, members of the pack are gonna look for them, right?
And then once they can't find them, they're going to move on.
When the human practice feeling sorry for what happened for a
long period of a time, they're going to imitate how you feel
Okay. for what happened. You follow? Yeah.
So they're done, so they're ready to move on. Right.
Let's go for a walk.
All right, now they're going nuts. Yeah.
Don't do anything, sit down, right there.
What we are dealing with right now is excitement and anxiety.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Okay, yeah, cause I,
I don't even ever want to rattle them.
I don't even ever want to like rattle the chain because
CESAR MILLAN: One thing is just to bring those objects out that
created all this chaos before you even go to the door.
So what you're doing is you're rehabilitating the way they feel
about the tools. All right?
So the brain have to learn, their brain have to learn that
the tool doesn't necessarily mean excitement.
It can represent relaxation.
The brain has been conditioned that those thing...
make that door open. Right.
You know, so the faster they move, the faster you move.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Yeah, to hurry up and get them out the door.
CESAR MILLAN: Now, tsst! His state of mind influence her.
At the moment he stops, she will stop.
That's why we're not worried about her.
But what we have to gain here is respect.
NARRATOR: Cesar and his wife Ilusion created a special collar
that helps control high energy canines by keeping the collar
high on the dog's neck.
Caesar, the dog, appears to be a perfect candidate
for this collar.
CESAR MILLAN: Now I'm gonna show you the wrong way of holding
If you pull this way, that makes him very powerful.
If you pull up, you block them from moving forward.
High level of anxiety.
So, observing that as the way she came outside, tsst! Hey!
The way she came out, outside, is she was holding tight, right?
This guy, he's getting a little bit more into more aggressive,
more dominant state of mind.
So if you put a little bit of a tension,
he's going to turn around and bite.
This is the dog that she's afraid of.
All this is pent-up energy.
So then we're gonna move to the door.
Me first, look, step one.
Tsst! Can't move.
So we're taking our time right here, Noelle,
he needs to practice the opposite of what Squatty did.
This exercise that we're doing in here is psychological,
More powerful than a long walk right now.
This is more for the mind than it is for the body. Right.
So taking the time, tsst, hey!
Just this slow.
There, that's better, see it?
That's better, that's better.
NARRATOR: When we return, one small step for Caesar,
one giant leap for Noelle.
CESAR MILLAN:Stay tuned for more Dog Whisperer, on NatGeo Wild
NARRATOR: After her husband's death,
Noelle Deigan needs Cesar to help her regain control
of her pets.
CESAR MILLAN: So you're first, I stay...
He's getting anxious.
I'm letting him go in front, this is against the rules,
but he has a little bit too much energy just to walk the pace
we want to walk.
NARRATOR: Cesar brings out the one dog that never gets ahead
With Daddy, Noelle can see firsthand how a calm dog behaves
CESAR MILLAN: This is the source of instability in there among
dogs, definitely the human is the biggest source.
And I want her to feel, this is how calm,
submissive pit bull looks like or feels like,
and this is how my dog Caesar supposed to be.
The goal is to walk side by side, tsst! Very good.
Relax, don't look at him, this is a professional,
you know what I mean? Just get the energy from him.
Yeah, that's it.
You don't have to worry about that guy,
I just want you to experience how it feels like.
NOELLE DEIGAN: It feels like not walking a dog.
CESAR MILLAN: Exactly, that's, that's what talking,
walking with a dog supposed to feel like.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Like not walking one?
CESAR MILLAN: Like not walking one, but you are with one.
NARRATOR: Cesar also gives dog walking lessons to Noelle's
DAVID PHENICIE: Ideally I would like to be able to help with
the dogs and take them on walks and go to the dog park.
You know, I just wish that I could be here more.
It's been tough in the last four years for Noelle.
CESAR MILLAN: A lot of times we humans put best cover up
in front of us.
I mean, we can look fantastic, we can pretend
that we feel great.
But the reality is, animals know exactly how we feel inside.
And so we can't ever, ever lie to an animal.
He's looking for...
NOELLE DEIGAN: What's he looking for?
CESAR MILLAN: For a dog, for anything that comes out.
For something, yeah, so that puts him into alert state.
She is at lower level.
She is, she's imitating him.
They're doing the same thing, it's just he does it at a higher
So right now, by you giving him affection,
you're nurturing what he is mentally. Oh.
You understand what I'm saying? He's in that state.
DAVID PHENICIE: Oh, so we gotta make sure we're break him from
that state first.
CESAR MILLAN: Yeah, see that's a good state to give affection.
He is here with us, looking around,
but not looking for anything.
He's looking for it. DAVID PHENICIE: Okay.
CESAR MILLAN: Tsst!
Catch him in the moment.
See, she's gonna react if he reacts.
If we stop him, she calms down.
They don't have to address two dogs.
He's standing his ground, there we go.
See, see what I mean about claiming your space?
NOELLE DEIGAN: Yeah, he's claiming his space.
CESAR MILLAN: That's right, this is our home, brother, see it?
But our dogs are not being affected by his behavior.
Right. Good, got it?
Good way, good way to end the day.
Thank you, Rottweiler.
NOELLE DEIGAN: More confident, more confident in that's my,
you know, that's my rightful place, as the leader of them.
And, you know, not to feel bad about disciplining them.
CESAR MILLAN: Well you need a little bit more coaching.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Just to be less frantic about it.
CESAR MILLAN: And so we're just gonna give you a call and tell
you where we can meet. Okay.
In the meantime, you have a lot of homework,
you could definitely support every time you can.
Yeah. Like I said, you have 30 minutes,
make it 100% 30 minutes.
And I'm very pleased that we actually came on her birthday.
I didn't know it was her birthday.
So it's, you know, all how the universe work is so incredible.
More than us bringing a dog into a pack of dogs,
it's us as a pack of humans coming to help one human.
There we go. Nice.
Noelle is gonna come with her pack to my center,
my new mountain.
We're gonna accomplish her goal.
But more important is that we're going to give her that support
And that's one thing that I'm very happy about it.
NARRATOR: Noelle's dream of hiking with her dogs comes true
on a day spent at Cesar's ranch.
Caesar, the dog, has no problem interacting with
Cesar Millan's pack.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Getting the dogs out the front door is still a
little, you know, they're not angels, but it's much better,
much more manageable.
I make them both stop, sit, wait for me,
and wait until I'm ready to go out the door.
A lot of work. A lot of work.
My roommate, David who was here, has moved.
So it's been quite an adventure.
CESAR MILLAN: Today we are visiting Noelle, Caesar,
The last time she asked me to teach her how to rollerblade
with both, so that's what we're going to focus,
besides finding out how the pack is doing overall.
And so we just go have a good time.
So I heard you're done it before.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Not with both.
CESAR MILLAN: Oh my God, you're toasting in here.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Not with both, with her.
CESAR MILLAN: Gotcha. Okay, so you ready?
Besides once you get up?
NOELLE DEIGAN: Can I go first?
CESAR MILLAN: Oh yeah, you go first.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Maybe that'll keep her from going too fast.
CESAR MILLAN: There you go, good strategy, good strategy.
The first key is to be relaxed and balanced.
Second is to maintain a dog in one position only.
Yeah, that's the thing. So they don't criss-cross.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Right, that's what she does.
CESAR MILLAN: Yeah, but she does it because she's allowed.
NOELLE DEIGAN: Right.
CESAR MILLAN: Put a little tension,
just a little bit of tension, because you want her to pull.
There we go.
Don't go in front of her, because then you're going
to pull her. There you go.
You want her to pull you. Okay.
This is the only time that you want the dog to pull you. Okay.
During walking time, you don't. Right.
Keep the tension, don't forget. There we go. Now relax.
Nice, that's beautiful.
She's getting hot?
Just pull over, over there and wait for us, okay? Okay.
We're just gonna use this for a little run, so cheer us up.
Caesar needed to just let go this racing horse way of being,
this greyhound, that's what I think he has a little bit of
greyhound in him.
We'll be right back.
A little bit of car wash.
He's not a long distance guy.
And so after that it was easier to, to help him.
It was easier to teach Noelle, now, OK, that he's in a
different state, now let's try what you have done.
You in front, you in front. That's nice.
I like that one, that breathing part, that's very important.
NOELLE DEIGAN: I was feeling, I think a lot guilt for not doing
what I knew I needed to do with my dogs.
And I've been trying many different approaches,
so now I know what direction I need to go in more,
from where I am now.
CESAR MILLAN: That's right, just right here.
Right there. Here in the red...
....that's not what we want to touch, we want to touch in
the emptiness, OK...
NOELLE DEIGAN: Come on, wait, I got it.
CESAR MILLAN: You got it? Whoo!
It's going good, you got that one. O my God.
She was like, I can do it! That's pretty cool.
I was like, I am shocked. Okay.
You see it, you got a lot of points.
See, after dominance, look what happened?
They calmed down, I mean, I was not expecting that,
but she did it, I guess she's fed up with the scenario.
Just not a lot of physical touch.
She was psychological, I'm done with this thing.
So she took over. That was pretty remarkable stuff.
It's very rewarding, you know, to see somebody turning around
their life because they're motivated to do what is best for
their dogs, their family at this point, this is her family.
And her link to her deceased husband.
You know, very important emotional, spiritual link.
NOELLE DEIGAN: It's, it's...
been an experience I've been looking very much forward to,
because it's, it's not just about walking the dogs.
It's about regaining balance in my own life.
And something I needed to do.
NARRATOR: Next, a fearful greyhound creates chaos for
a frustrated family.
JEANNE WILSON: I have always been a dog lover.
I grew up with dogs so I had a dog since I was a child.
DAVID WILSON: I don't dislike dogs, but I'm not sure, um,
if I was on my own if I would have a bunch of dogs.
JEANNE WILSON: To me, part of the,
of the wonderful thing about dogs is the joy they bring
NARRATOR: Jeannie Wilson's love of dogs has turned her household
into a war zone.
JEANNE WILSON: Tiffany, um, is a princess dog.
She's the only female dog in the house and she thinks she runs
Tiffany is totally out of control on walks.
She, first of all, she pulls so hard like she's going
to strangle herself, then if we see other dogs,
she completely just is beside herself barking and trying
to get to them.
Maui is like a big overgrown child to me.
He is full of energy, full of fun.
The worst problem probably with Maui is he is extremely
difficult to walk.
Hula is my newest addition.
I fell in love with Hula form his picture when he was just
a newborn puppy.
The breeder that I got him from is a wonderful breeder.
So she warned me about the timidness, which I thought,
I can live with a timid dog.
Unfortunately the timidness is a very mild word for Hula.
DAVID WILSON: Hula never really warmed up to anyone and it
looked like he was gonna have a heart attack any time someone
else walked in the room.
BRANDON WILSON: He wasn't bad at first,
I could actually like hold him and pet him and stuff.
But then, he just got worse over time.
JEANNE WILSON: He pretty much became attached to me very
For some strange reason, he thinks my husband is like
DAVID WILSON: I think the turning point was when I tried
to pick him up, and that's when, that's the first time he tired
to bite, and then he urinated all over everywhere.
ALEXIS WILSON: If Hula wasn't there, then
it would be a lot better, cause he is really mean.
JEANNE WILSON: Look how cuddly he is with me,
he puts his little head under here and is just so sweet.
BRANDON WILSON: I don't want to be around a dog that would
JEANNE WILSON: And I don't understand why he can't do this
with the rest of the family.
ALEXIS WILSON: My mom doesn't put Hula down ever,
she just carries him around because she's afraid that
he's gonna go hide like he always does,
and then she wont' be able to get him back out.
JEANNE WILSON: If I could hold him 24 hours a day,
he'd be in heaven.
DAVID WILSON: It's a major factor in our day to day life.
JEANNE WILSON: It breaks my heart to think about sending him
back, but I have to think about the rest of my family.
NARRATOR: Over the years, Cesar has oftened been asked for help
by humans who believe that
love alone can rehabilitate their dogs.
JEANNE WILSON: I guess I'll start because I'm,
I'm the huge one that got these dogs.
Three dogs and all there of them have huge problems that probably
the worst problem we're dealing with right now,
though you wouldn't know it, with this one, his name is Hula.
And he, he loves me. He hates David, my husband.
And if David tries to hold him, he tries to bite him.
He does the same thing to Brandon.
BRANDON WILSON: I can pet him sometimes.
But if I try to like take him from my mom,
he just like try to bite me. Scares me to be around him.
JEANNE WILSON: I am nervous about scolding this little guy
too much because he's so afraid.
CESAR MILLAN: Alright, so how can I help you?
What would you like me to help you with?
JEANNE WILSON: I don't think I can keep Hula if he tries
to bite my, my own children.
And my, if he tries to bite my husband.
I would love for you to help us learn how to break this
behavior, because he's like a totally different dog when
I'm the only one home, really sweet and fun and amazing.
Normal. David is, yes normal.
David has never seen that side of him, ever.
CESAR MILLAN: And that happened when, when you guys first met?
DAVID WILSON: First couple of weeks it wasn't that bad.
But I think it's slowly gotten to where it is today.
CESAR MILLAN: What you mean slowly is he became closer
Because in the beginning he didn't know anything about
So at that point he's more docile, right?
But if a dog start gravitating to one member of the family,
that makes him very powerful.
Right, because the other member of the family is a different
So there's two packs, even though it's one family, right?
Did you get to see that?
DAVID WILSON: Yes, I definitely have seen that.
CESAR MILLAN: All right, that was nurturing.
By her feeling sorry for him, that make her go into a lower
level energy that attracted a weak dog.
And so he becomes an insecure dog that dominates
the relationship because, you said it earlier,
I'm afraid to discipline him.
Which means, she doesn't practice authority figure.
He fulfills that empty space.
That's how you going to keep him in the family.
No guilt, no fear.
Can't help somebody with guilt and fear.
JEANNE WILSON: So I just ignore him, is that what you're saying?
CESAR MILLAN: Yeah. From the inside out.
Have you ever ignored him?
JEANNE WILSON: Have I ever ignored David?
CESAR MILLAN: When he misbehaves,
if he ever misbehaves? JEANNE WILSON: Very rarely.
CESAR MILLAN: Have you felt it before?
DAVID WILSON: Sure. CESAR MILLAN: So she's capable.
You understand what I'm talking about.
JEANNE WILSON: This is marriage counseling now.
CESAR MILLAN: No, it's just life,
you want to make a connection with Mother Nature, right?
So you have a very sensitive case.
The more sensitive they are, the more they know how you feel.
Quicker, tell me about the other two.
DAVID WILSON: Generally misbehave,
because like when someone knocks at the door or a dog's walking
by, it's like chaos in here.
CESAR MILLAN: So how would you call this one?
JEANNE WILSON: She's the queen of this house.
CESAR MILLAN: Okay, there you go.
Right, that puts her in a dominant state.
JEANNE WILSON: Yes, she's very territorial.
CESAR MILLAN: So dominance, territorial.
How would you describe this one?
JEANNE WILSON: A naughty child, just out of control.
CESAR MILLAN: Naughty child, hyper dominant.
JEANNE WILSON: Hyper dominant, yes, and he doesn't listen.
I mean, I try and stop...
CESAR MILLAN: Nobody who's in a dominant state of mind
So in the animal world,two state of mind: dominant state of mind,
submissive state of mind.
You guys are not playing dominant state of mind,
you guys are playing follower state of mind.
Dogs are playing dominant state of mind.
Notice in every case you mention,
you have dominance in it.
When you talk about them, you talk as if they were humans.
You give descriptions of them, naughty child,
as they were human.
NARRATOR: Coming up, Cesar launches his plan for turning
these four-footed delinquents into model canine citizens.
NARRATOR: Three dogs, three out of control behavior problems.
By humanizing their pets, the Wilson family has literally let
their home go to the dogs.
CESAR MILLAN: Because the source of the information in this house
came from Jeanie, how to be with dogs...
This is something that obviously you have learned at home.
I see the kids holding the dog like a baby and doing all
this behavior that it might become natural to them,
it might become, you know, what they have learned to do.
But first dog, then baby. This is more baby.
It was very important , very important day for the whole
family to see dog Psychology 101, you know,
to see dog psychology in their home.
So at this point we're just going to save the affection,
you know, the touch and all that,
we're just going to observe.
NARRATOR: Cesar wants to observe how the Wilson's pack reacts
to his dogs.
CESAR MILLAN: Pretty much, we're gonna have that mentality
so you can observe and learn.
So you're gonna hold the leash buddy.
Just calmly, and assertively.
So now I'm going to bring dogs, nobody panic, nobody...
ma'am, don't look at the dogs.
JEANNE WILSON: So I was afraid.
I thought, oh no, they're going to attack Cesar's dogs.
CESAR MILLAN: Today is your day of completely relaxation...
JEANNE WILSON: I am like so relaxed.
CESAR MILLAN: Just, no you're not.
JEANNE WILSON: I'm trying.
CESAR MILLAN: That's right, that's better way, much better.
See this, that's right.
So body language speaks.
So that's what I'm asking, how you feel and you say, I'm fine.
No, you're not.
I take care of this, you just enjoy, I take care of this.
This is just knowing another dog is there,
and the barking is alerting you another dog is there.
DAVID WILSON: I was impressed how he prepared the dogs for
when he was going to open the door.
CESAR MILLAN: I'm claiming the door, okay.
I'm not shouting, I'm not saying, No, stop it, no,
oh my God! I'm not sharing that.
DAVID WILSON: And he explained that that was his zone and that
it's not the dog's zone and he's in charge right now.
CESAR MILLAN: Very good, nicely done.
Very good. That's... just block.
Very good, keep going. Nice bring it back...
It's only one option is to stay right next to me,
that's the only opinion.
So jumping in the furniture, running behind is not an option.
See that is already telling you guys I see you coming.
There we go. See, surrendering to the touch.
So it's not a hit, it's a touch that snaps you out of it.
So now we're going to bring dogs,
cause now the energy is less, it's not so excited.
So once you, once you take your pack into a different state of
mind, then it's easier for people to come in.
Bring Daddy in first. Watch how dogs do it.
There you go, see how your dogs did it?
See, right there we stopped aggressive behavior.
She's touching physically, if you
say, No, whatever her name is, that won't stop the behavior,
you have to do what they do among each other.
Can you feel the energy?
JEANNE WILSON: Yeah, I'm surprised that...
CESAR MILLAN: But she did attack.
Right, she did attack, we block.
Well this guy is in a different state, he was,
he was not in an attack stage, he was more in a curious state.
And now we bring a little dog.
This is a much more sensitive, sensitive dog.
See, little unsure.
So the way I'm going to put a dog down, grab him here,
and then place it on the ground so she's uncomfortable.
There you go....Same thing.
Where am I, how the place smell like?
If she wants to go, let you could let her go.
There we go, perfect. Very good.
Different reaction to a little dog, see it?
Why, because they live among little dogs.
So it's easier for them to relate with little dogs,
So even the dog who was nervous became very curious about
a little dog.
We let him go because he was acting like a dog.
When he is acting like fear or insecurity of an issue,
we don't let him go.
We block him from actually being that way. This is good.
Hula has gone to a very high level of panic, you know,
And when you, when you want to get a, near to a nervous animal,
just go sideways.
Don't go forward, just go sideways. Okay?
This is just very typical, very tipycal...
Don't let her go yet.
That was just a nervous reaction.
So if you, if you let her go, they learn to control.
What you want to tell them, I mean no harm really.
I don't want to harm you.
You're going through your whole psychological thing.
I just want to help you.
It's very typical of a very insecure dog that escalates
into a panic and fear.
Now, one thing I want for you to share, animals don't hate.
So he doesn't hate your husband at all.
No, he's, he's afraid of many things. There we go.
When they're panicked, they're, they might bite people,
they might pee. They make sounds.
But if you just stay there calmly and hold onto it and
not really help him to intensified, he will,
he will just learn to throw this negative energy and then
eventually realize that your hands mean no harm, you know.
So it was very important they, that they see, especially Dave,
to see all right, my wife wants to save this dog's life.
How can I help my wife to accomplish her goal?
If you walk away on that, you're not going to help.
You just have to let it go.
It's a wild moment, the animal gets tame.
Not that I love to get hurt, it's just, you know,
at this moment he's showing me what he normally does,
so I'm just helping him to in a way release it. Right?
So you see how my hand is now creating no harm, no tensions,
no need for you to be nervous about my touch.
I didn't give up on you, that's what I said.
Yes, you touch me.
He doesn't mean it, you know, this is,
this is just an issue reacting on my hands.
Maybe David is not a dog person as Jeanne is,
but he still can influence, you know, and make this a project.
Your homework pretty much is about him trusting your touch.
And eventually, you know, once he trusts your touch,
and then you're going to see that you're going to develop
a different way of being.
You want to be with him.
I suggested to use some gloves and practice three times a day,
five seconds, you know, ten seconds, whatever.
Make sure you do it because you want to help this dog, you know,
make sure you have this conversation because that
will make my wife very happy.
Always have a motivation in mind,
and always have a goal in mind, cause this is what they're going
to pick up.
Just let it go, that one. Let's go for a walk now.
NARRATOR: When we return, a whole new set of problems crop
up when the Wilson pack heads outside.
You're watching Dog Whisperer on NatGeo Wild, please remain
calm and open minded untill we come back
NARRATOR: The three Wilson dogs display different types
of inappropriate behavior.
Cesar demonstrates how the Wilsons can regain control
of their dogs.
JEANNE WILSON: Okay while you're observing it how I do it, but...
CESAR MILLAN: Stop, stop. You're already a follower.
JEANNE WILSON: So come back in?
CESAR MILLAN: That's right. She never break that rule.
JEANNE WILSON: I always go out first, okay,
but let's see how I make it... I just hold him...
CESAR MILLAN: Stop right there, stop right there.
See this arm right here?
This is communication, by the way.
JEANNE WILSON: So is that bad?
CESAR MILLAN: Yes.
The way we were trying to communicate with dog was not
the best way of communicating because it was coming with an
energy that was fearful and nervous, insecure, unsure,
panic and chaotic.
If you don't know how you feel, just look at your body.
NARRATOR: Cesar calls on Daddy and Coco to assist
in the rehabilitation of the Wilsons's dogs.
CESAR MILLAN: Right there, right there, stay right there.
So, you know, earlier you say, I think he might recognize them.
No he didn't. He went after them, right?
JEANNE WILSON: He did, but not as much as...
Exactly Usually what I do is say...
NARRATOR: When a neighbor and his golden retriever join
the group, Maui's aggression instantly escalates into
the red zone.
CESAR MILLAN: Absolutely aggression, he was definitely,
his intention was just to deliver a bite.
JEANNE WILSON: This is what I wanted to show.
CESAR MILLAN: Yeah, this is what...
JEANNE WILSON: This is, this is what,
this is what I was telling you about.
CESAR MILLAN: And a golden retriever behaving absolutely
calm, submissive, good example.
At that time I was not able to create the behavior that I want
from the beginning, you know, so I came up with different
approach, grabbed the dog, bring him closer to the target,
his target, Maui's target, and let him face the other way,
so just to desensitize the situation,
but I didn't feel that I make him surrender.
So sometimes touching them, you know, the way I was touching,
will not change the behavior, so we gotta come up with
a different approach.
I told Jeanne and, and Dave to stay back and I took the kids.
You bring her and the parents are staying in the back,
that okay? JEANNE WILSON: Yeah.
CESAR MILLAN: To be a role model and show, okay, kids,
this is how we're supposed to walk,
this is how we're supposed to deal with people.
You know, this is what that dog is saying to her dog,
this is how we're going to deal with the situation.
Just don't let her be in front of you. There we go.
We're just gonna pass by and our team have to learn just
to pass by.
JEANNE WILSON: They've never walked Hula,
not even one time because he would never go with them,
and I had the same thing, I tried to protect him,
and so I walked him.
So that was just wonderful for me to see.
CESAR MILLAN: It's easier to teach children than it is
to teach adults, you know, they don't have the bad habits
so ingrained in them.
JEANNE WILSON: I just need to make sure that I'm projecting...
CESAR MILLAN: Calm, assertive energy.
So let's go back to the golden retriever because we didn't
And at that time I said, you known what,
I don't feel that I accomplished what I,
what I normally accomplish with a dog that I work with.
So I want to go back and see the golden retriever and show
the golden retriever, Look guy, we're different today.
That's, this is, I need this state of mind.
I was not able to convince him from here to stop going
He is a role model for them, so this way he's teaching a
different way of greeting this beautiful golden retriever.
See, so the, the insecure dog that we have in the family
is acting much better than the other dogs
who are dominant state.
You can always go back and redo the scenario.
What a good looking golden retriever you are, buddy.
JEANNE WILSON: You know, I'm just wondering if you allow,
if we allow him to go up and sniff this dog's nose would
that be a great thing or not?
CESAR MILLAN: It will be a great thing if I do it,
it won't be a great thing yet for you.
Let's be realistic, step at a time in your case,
but in my case I'm going to show you that I trust him
and I'm going to create what you really want to create.
Next step, see I'm bringing him into the picture.
I am creating the behavior. I can create that.
I, I did this for you to see that he's ready.
But he has a different handler. You follow?
So I want to show you that it's not the dog,
it's the human behind the dog.
JEANNE WILSON: I think probably the most important thing
I learned is that I'm a lot of the problem,
so I need to adjust the way that I respond to the dogs.
CESAR MILLAN: So I end the exercise.
It was me, telling him, let's make this move.
We're working towards it. You have to claim home.
Home does not belong to you, it belongs to the dogs.
So if you don't own the home, you can't own the outside world.
You have to claim your house.
This house does not belong to you, yet.
But we have to make sure everything goes back to what
it's supposed to look like, what it's supposed to feel like.
Which is the human in control of a dog who is a predator.
So now we can go home. DAVID WILSON: Yeah, great.
CESAR MILLAN: She have to take things step at a time and learn
to live with the dogs in the now.
I just want you to see from, from a dog point of, person,
he can't hold it with his hands.
But, but see, his energy, very calm,
assertively holding the leash.
That's the energy he's, he's giving up in the leash.
DAVID WILSON: Cesar kinda made some points across,
especially to Jeanie that some things that she can change,
and that helps me, because maybe I can remind her of some
of those things.
CESAR MILLAN: See how they stay? They're not questioning him.
Like, like... See, he is the source of the energy.
BRANDON WILSON: We're going to be able to help my mom keep
that calm, assertive energy.
I can see all of us being a family,
including Hula because he wasn't a part of the family.
So I can see us all being a family,
that it's actually possible.
CESAR MILLAN: So, this is what you have to learn to become.
Forget about me, he's the one giving the lesson.
Thanks Daddy, That's right!
Daddy, Daddy, come on.
Perfect right? JEANNE WILSON: That's amazing.
CESAR MILLAN: As you saw, he gave you a clear example of
living in the now and be calm, assertive energy. Right?
JEANNE: Thank you Daddy.. DAVID WILSON: Yeah.
CESAR MILLAN: Here is the wonderful state of mind named
Daddy, creating balance.
That's, that's what I, you know, that's what I talk for hours
before I demonstrated it in seconds through Daddy.
Ma'am. JEANNE WILSON: Thank you.
CESAR MILLAN: Thank you, I appreciate...
thank you very much.
JEANNE WILSON: A lot of amazing things happened today, I mean,
I'm, I'm amazed. Cesar's an amazing guy. We learned a lot.
A lot of tips, and we have a lot of things to work on,
a lot of homework, which is good.
CESAR MILLAN: Daddy, you did good once again, buddy.
Let's go! Come on! Come on!
Whether your pack is small or large,
you owe it to yourself and your dogs to take charge.
NOELLE DEIGAN: So, the three of us have been doing a lot of work
here with some help from my friends and taking Caesar on
some bicycle rides.
And, you know, we've really made a lot of progress I think.
And it's a process, but it's possible.
And I just want to thank you so much Cesar,
thank you for making it possible.
CESAR MILLAN: By living in the moment,
Noelle has become the leader her dogs need her to be.
I am so proud of you Noelle.
With the humans in charge at the Wilson home,
everybody's much happier.
JEANNE WILSON: Cesar, I just want to thank you so very much
for all your help.
Things have gotten so much better with the dogs and
our family and it's just so wonderful to have Hula to be
able to be held by Brandon and to be able to take Maui and Hula
for walks and have them not drag me out the door ahead of them.
BRANDON WILSON: The whole family is a lot happier since
Cesar came and the dogs are doing a lot better.
ALL: Thank you, Cesar!
CESAR MILLAN: I am Cesar Millan.
Remember, your dog needs a pack leader... you!