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|Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan The Complete Third Season|
Actors: Cesar Millan, Ilusion Millan, Daddy, Andre Millan, Virginia Madsen
Genres: Kids & Family, Special Interests, Television, Educational
Emmy-award nominated Cesar Millan has an uncanny ability to rehabilitate problem dogs of all shapes and sizes. With the major success of his hit show on National Geographic Channel and DVD, Cesar has captured the national ... more »
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More great episodes of the Dog Whisperer
V. Messner | PA, United States | 07/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You'd think after watching the first two seasons of this show, that I'd begin to anticipate Cesar's dignosis for each set of human/pet combinations he works with, yet I'm still left dumbfounded after each episode, continuously amazed at this man's instinctive understanding of dog/human interaction.
In this 3rd season, Cesar takes to the road and visits a wide variety of locations. The formula remains basically the same, but why fix what isn't broken? If you're a dog lover who enjoyed the first two seasons, there's no reason you shouldn't enjoy the third.
Amidst the sea of garbage television, Dog Whisperer continues to be one of the only shows I enjoy, and certainly one of the only I'll purchase. May there be many more seasons to come.
Dog Whisperer Season 3
Diva of De Books | NY | 08/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just when we think we've viewed/read/used the best Cesar Millan-Dog Whisperer has to offer......we get even better! There just is no comparison or equal to Cesar Millan DVDs for a dog owner (dog, since mine comes running when he hears Cesar's voice to watch too). Dog owners who have chosen to give their dogs the 'best' have turned to Cesar Millan for help, and have received a make-over they absolutely love. You just can't get any better than being the "Pack Leader" your dog needs to be in balance, happy and healthy without Cesar Millan-Dog Whisperer.
Season 3 is definitely one to add to your Cesar Millan "Tool Kit", it's definitely one you will not want to be without. No way to get as good or use again and again and again. This one is pure "magic" and more. Five stars simply doesn't do it for this ten star DVD. What makes it even more helpful is having the " The Ultimate Episode Guide" to go with it.
Elaine G. (Clinton,NY)"
Cesar Expands His Empire
Rufus Quail | 10/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"With his super-hero theme playing of over footage of Cesar Millan racing to an emergency call, yet another Dog Whisperer episode begins. In Season Three, Cesar has ditched the fire-engine red Jeep for a more upscale ride. I miss the Jeep. It was so Cesar.
Far from settling into an easy routine of formulaic shows, Dog Whisperer continues to turn out fresh, well-crafted, rewarding, highly entertaining episodes.
This series seemingly could go on forever. The material is endlessly fascinating. I'm still a little confused as to when to invoke the "no touch, no talk, no eye contact" guideline. Sometimes Cesar makes eye contact with a canine client without explaining why it's OK this time but not others. I would like him to clarify this, perhaps as a bonus feature.
I would also like to see a guide to episodes so viewers can quickly access segments by subject matter. Cesar's website has capsules of some, but oddly not all, segments.
Molly the Tire Biter
This is one of the best segments because we see Cesar's joy at returning to this farming roots. He's accompanied by the handsome pit bull Daddy, a confirmed city slicker. The farm is a beautiful spread outside Omaha. At one point Cesar is invited to pilot a combine (mammoth harvester), and Cesar gushes, "This is better than Hawaii!"
The segment is the origin of the Yee-haw! Cesar delivers from the driver's seat of a tractor during the Dog Whisperer opening sequence.
The farm's working dog Molly, a Blue Heeler, has developed a dangerous tire-bite fixation. The farmer and his comely daughter have tried an e-collar without success. An e-collar delivers a humane stimulus to deter unwanted behavior.
Cesar diplomatically refrains from comment as he listens to the farmer's flimsy excuse for not sticking with the e-collar. It was the wrong size. What about exchanging it? Duh!
Every episode is a major production. They bend over backward to pack each segment with visual description and content interspersed with Cesar's thoughtful mini-lectures on dog psychology. The biker dog segment is a good example. Holli the American Staffordshire Terrier is hit by a school bus. We see shots inside the bus with booted feet slamming on the brakes cut with a dog's eye view of the blinking stop signs. There are shots of the animal hospital, instruments, dog surgery. The veterinary surgeon is interviewed. It all appears effortless, but these touches make Dog Whisperer stand far above typical reality shows.
I didn't appreciate how much went into the segment until I replayed it to listen again to Cesar's dissertation on Zen and the art of driving a motorcycle. You have to hear it twice to get where he's coming from. While Cesar delivers it, biker-gal Renee gives Cesar the most comically-perplexed look. It's a clue to Cesar's abstract thought process. His approach involves symbols and imagery as much as practical stuff like collars, leashes, or treadmills.
He launches into the motorcycle monologue after saying he doesn't know anything about motorcycles! Understated humor is one of the show's hallmarks. Fans of the Marx Brothers will appreciate the sly reference to the movie "Cocoanuts" in the segment featuring Marley & Me author John Grogan. Cesar visits Grogan's magnificent country estate outside Philadelphia.
If Dog Whisperer were only about the Town & Country crowd, it wouldn't be so compelling. The Dog Whisperer crew can be depended on to produce shows with profoundly human themes. One segment shows Cesar's work with United Hope for Animals, a rescue organization that serves Tijuana, Mexico. In an especially compelling segment, Cesar teaches a young disabled woman how to walk her dogs, bringing enrichment to her "cumbersome" life. I enjoy these segments the most because they show human and animal nature at their best.
Though he did his best to hide it, I think Cesar was creeped out a little by the lady with the pink fetish who even dyed her dog pink. She greeted Cesar in a flimsy pink negligee. For my part I was creeped out some by the gent who goes commando in loose lounging shorts (walkin' the dinosaur). I'm surprised no one from the show thought to tell him, "Dude, you're going on nationwide TV. Put on some underwear."
I don't have a dog but I have benefited from Cesar's teachings. In Episode 2, Cesar uses a tennis racket to control an aggressive Blue Heeler. In my canvassing rounds for Senator Obama, I was able to use my clipboard in a similar fashion to ward off charging neighborhood dogs. Thanks, Cesar. One of Barack's strengths, incidentally, is calm-assertive energy.
There was the time I parked near two dogs (one a pit bull) tied to a parking meter. I could tell from their energy that they were balanced dogs, so I wasn't concerned about passing near them.
Even though the dogs showed no alarming signs, two young women fearfully tried to sidle past as if the dogs might attack. "They're OK," I told them, and bent to pet them. The dogs responded as nice as you please. One of the women joined me in giving affection while the other hung back. She seemed a little less terrified, however.
I'm sure Cesar disapproves of approaching any dog stranger, but he has created a monster. There are probably lots of dog whisperer wannabes like me who think they can judge a dog's energy.
I guess Dog Whisperer has been nominated for an Emmy Award. I tried watching a recent Emmy telecast. It was an embarrassing trainwreck. The Dog Whisperer certainly deserves an award, but I'm not sure the Emmy is worthy."
More Cesar! And More informative than ever!
R. D. Lawrence | Toronto, On Canada | 11/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a fan of Cesar for a number of years and found that this season, he gets more in depth as to the subtle sign that dogs give as indicaters or warnings. The DVD is great for getting a second or third look at the different scenarios. For people with dogs and people who just love them, Cesar is a MUST! He is informative, humorous, and warm. His way with dogs is unmatched and his way with poor dog owners is as enlightening as it is humorous. These people really do need help!"