Meet the leader of the pack
Get some coaching on how to handle the Fido in your life from master dog trainer Cesar Millan. The author and Emmy- nominated host of “Dog Whisperer” will offer tips and strategies for connecting with and transforming canines in this live show with his favorite pack of pups, including Junior, pictured, Millan’s sweet-tempered pit bull and “right-hand dog.”
To add some spice to Millan’s appearance in Boise, on Friday, March 11, news broke that Cesar Millan is being investigated for animal cruelty over an incident on his show “Cesar 911.”
This is a statement from Nat Geo Wild: In a recent episode Nat Geo Wild’s series “Cesar 911,” Cesar worked with an aggressive French bulldog/terrier mix named Simon, who has a history of attacking other animals, including his owner’s pet pot-bellied pigs.
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A clip from the episode was shared online that showed Simon chasing a pig and nipping its ear, causing the ear to bleed. The clip caused some concern for viewers who did not see or understand the full context of the encounter.
(Los Angeles County of Animal Care and Control received one complaint and launched an investigation of alleged animal cruelty.)
We have included an additional clip from the same episode to provide missing context. Cesar created a safe and controlled environment at his Dog Psychology Center (DPC) in California in which to rehabilitate some of the most extreme—or “red zone”—cases of dog aggression, such as Simon’s.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 13, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise. $37.50, $49.50 and $89.50. Ticketmaster.