Question by : Cesar Millan or Victoria Stilwell?
Hi, I have a question about these two “dog behaviorists”. Some people say Cesar is better and others think Victoria is better because she uses positive reinforcement. I am 13 and I have 2 dogs. Which way would be better to train them? Victoria’s way or Cesars way? I’m really confused because I was doing it Cesars way and now everone is saying it’s inhumane.
So I was thinking about doing it Victoria’s way and I think her way would work with my Border Collie mix but NO WAY with my bigger more stubborn dog. And when I say stubborn, I don’t think there has EVER been a more stubborn dog in the world. Anyway, I just wanted opinions!
I know Cesar doesn’t use the positive reinforcement and treats and stuff but I don’t necessarily believe that his techniques are inhumane, he just has a different way of getting them done…(=

Opinions please!! Thanks in advance!! :) I like how almost everyone on Yahoo Answers is so helpful, so I just thought this would be a good place to get some info. :) I plan on being a REALLY good dog behaviorist when I’m older…or a vet :)
LOL…thanks for the comparison…I guess you’re right. I think I’ll use Victoria Stilwell’s training for my Border Collie mix and Cesar Millans for my Great Dane mix…THANKS!!
Thanks a lot jtexas!! I agree that when Cesar has to get rough with them, he will. I also believe that Victoria is an OK trainer as far as trainers go.
I also know that Cesar is a behaviorist and not a trainer…(I have all his books)
He helps problem dogs with severe problems and I like that…(=
Considering he saved many dogs from euthanization, I would say he’s not so bad. All the dogs at his center seem very happy and content and if they don’t mind him, then neither do I.
@ Clockwork_Knight…YES!! I do believe strangling is VERY cruel! I never said I would do that to my dogs! I do not strangle them at all!! I just said that some of his methods work and I would never use a CRUEL method.
I don’t believe in abusing a dog to gt them to do what we want them to do. But some of his methods DO work…=)

Best answer:

Answer by Hollywood
They are both good and both have different training techniques so you really can’t compare the two. It would be like comparing apples and tomatoes.

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