Tuesday, 3 February 2009

The Dog Whisperer

There is kind of dancing man on whom women will rest, as a butterfly rests on a south-facing wall, and follow quite calmly and happily, even if they are inexperienced and nervous and have never seen him before.

If it's your ambition to be this kind of man, you could do a lot worse than watch a few episodes of The Dog Whisperer, and just watch Cesar very carefully. Notice in particular how good he is at stillness, and how his self-command creates trust and cooperation.

Go ahead, watch a few of the clips. He's always been amazing with the dogs, but he's getting pretty damn good at the humans. Many of whom are a few stops short of Dagenham East. A wonderful teacher.

[From the drafts file 27/7/08]

4 comments:

ghost said...

:o)

http://www.wattstapes.com/dobson.htm

Stillness is a wonderful thing indeed.

Jo A said...

I have no ambition to own a dog, yet this programme is compelling. Almost magical.

msHedgehog said...

Jo A, I'm with you - I could watch it all day. It seems to communicate something fundamental about what it means to be a human.

Arlene said...

I love that programme. The stuff works. Used it today as a matter of fact on my friend's dog! Now, will it work on Tango Men?!