Dogster Daddy knows him as Pack Leader; the rest of us know him as Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan. Now we can all learn a little bit more about him. Cesar was nice enough to answer a few questions about his views on life and more.
Joy — What have you learned from your dogs?
Cesar — I have learned a lot about honesty, integrity, and loyalty from dogs. These things just come naturally to them. It’s not really a decision; it in their make-up. Dogs are concerned with survival, but first and foremost, the survival of the pack. Sometimes these qualities can be hard to find in human beings, but I try to surround myself with people who share these traits.
Joy — What changes would you like to see in society you feel would be most beneficial for dogs?
Cesar — For dogs and humanity, we live in a fearful society. This fear often stems from ignorance. I believe that, through spreading knowledge, we can make a better world not just for dogs but for humans and all of Mother Nature.
We are the species with the power to destroy the world or heal the world. It’s in our hands, but right now, we are doing a good job of destroying it. I am happy that I am part of a group of people that are creating a movement to help heal the world.
I believe that you have to heal your own world first: your family, your kids, your dog, your significant other. If you don’t have a good relationship with your own wife, why do you tell me to communicate with my wife? Your own kids aren’t stable; why do you insist that my kids behave well? Your own dogs don’t listen to you; how are you going to teach me about a dog? Set an example. Start by becoming a pack leader in your own world and healing own your world, and the effects will ripple.
Right now we have a lot of negative role models, and that’s the ripple they create. We need more positive role models. It’s like how I help an unstable dog. I bring one unstable dog to a group of twenty stable dogs — all twenty stable energies against one unstable energy. The unstable dog doesn’t see breed, size, or disability. He just sees the energy that the other dogs project and he only has one choice: to become that stable energy. We need to create a world where the highest level of energy is from positive role models, so we can overpower negativity.
Check back tomorrow for Part II of the interview.