Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Center

Christopher McIntyre wrote to tell me:
“I have visited Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Center
three times…”

I have visited the dog psychology center three times.  Not because my dogs needed help, but rather to adopt Popeye (the one eyed pitbull). Most of the dogs in his pack are either up for adoption (rescue dogs) or client’s dogs.

Regarding the chain link fence: No, the dogs are not separated from each other.   Some dogs are separated when a client’s unstable dog comes for rehabilitation. Otherwise, all the dogs are allowed to co-mingle.   The chain link fences also keep the dogs out of certain areas (like the pool) when Cesar doesn’t want the dogs in that area.

Regarding the “Energy”, you are correct. Its the way you carry yourself. He explained this to us while he taught my wife how to walk a pitbull and a rottweiler while pushing a stroller. Head up, shoulders back, and walk with a purpose. Its not magic.

Regarding the location: its in South LA. Very Very close to South Central (in fact it is just off of South Central Ave between Florance and Avalon). The property is in an industrial area. The street he is on resembles an alley. So as far as cost, I don’t think he paid alot for it. It is a pretty “bad area, but like you said, anyone would feel pretty safe with 40 – 50 pitbulls and rottweilers.   And you are right about not being able to get rid of dog aggression. Popeye was raised to fight. That is how he lost his eye. He has quite a few scars as well. He loves people and other calm big dogs, but he hates cats and little dogs. I can get him to ignore and tolerate, but not like.

6 thoughts on “Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Center”

  1. Is Cesar’s dog psychology center open yet? I am in desparate need of it for my dog!!!! Any help would be appreciated! Thank you.

  2. We need help!! We have a 3 year old, spayed, female pit bull. In Oct. 2011, my granddaughter gave us 6 month old pit bull pup., female, spayed. for 3 months they got along great. The older dog played with a seemed to mother the pup.
    Then a month ago the older one attacked the pup while they were playing, for no apparent reason. She caused some bite spots. My wife had to throw water them to get the older one to stop fighting. Three weeks later, it happened again, ion the house. I was able to grab the older dog’s collar and pull them apart. The pup had som bad bites and was taken to the vet. She was traumatized for 4 or 5 days. Then they started playing together again and all appears to be okay. However, we know, from the vet, that it will probably happen again. We love the pup and don’t want to give her up, but we can’t have them fighting, the pup, or one of us is liable to be seriously injured.

    1. I can answer this. You are not Alpha dog. When they get to play should be decided on YOU and the extent of how rough the play is should depend on YOU. The older dog needs to be walked first couple days alone with you. Head up, shoulders back, really feel confident like a leader an your old dog will get the hint. Don’t allow him to sniff around…his attention should be focused on you. When he does well with this: add the puppy and walk the both of them. If one tries to even SMELL the other block them with your foot and say HEY!! Short And deep like you mean business. If blocking doesn’t work then give a quick jerk of the leash with a hey. Supervise their play constantly and see what triggers the older dog to attack. He either feels threatened physically or most likely he believes you, the house, everything belongs to HIM and that the pup is trying to take over the alpha role.

  3. carolyn davenport

    I have a miniture schnauzer and a black leb . My schnauzer is 2 years old he has bitten 2 people he is very sweet when strangers are not around . If any one comes to our house he will try to bite them . I have a shock collar which stops the bark and also stops the agression towards people . I dont want to have it on him there are 2 prongs which doesen’t seem comfortable . He also bullys the lab . It would kill me to put him down What can I do ?
    Thank you carolyn

    1. I so feel your pain. My Max is as sweet as they come…..until I try to mop or vaccum. HE HATES BOTH!, (so do I really , lol) He attacks them and I have to put him outside. He also is aggressive when people come in the house, until they sit down and he jumps on them. Then he is fine. It’s embarrassing to call my clients and tell them “when you come in my house, my dogs will bark, just go sit on the couch for a sec and they will be fine”
      He also is not a fan of kids. My boyfriend brought his dugher over and he nipped at her and she is scared now Everytime she gets up to move he lunges and barks as if he is very unsure about her. And then last cats DRIVE HIM CRAZY! So, I just called a behavorial therapist. I will let you know how it goes! I love my Max and don’t want to find him a new home.

  4. Hi, I can’t seem to find ANYTHING anywhere, not even on any of Cesar’s shows or on the internet that’s even remotely close to what I’m dealing with and certainly found no answers to our problem. This thread is about aggressive dogs, and perhaps the closest to my problem.

    We have a 5 year old female Pug, Sadie. She’s the best dog ever, she has always been obedient, well behaved, never destroyed anything, is free to roam the house, I leave her anywhere she wants to go because she is a calm well behaved dog. 3 months ago we decided to get another dog. This was discussed amongst the family and we had the opportunity to adopt a 4 month old male Pit Bull named Harley. He’s a fantastic dog. NO aggression whatsoever, very smart, loving and a super joy to have in our family. Very hyper though and rough when he plays. We started his training immediately and we’re seeing great results. I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy, but staying calm and assertive we’ve established the Alpha role and he doesn’t try to defy us. Problem: he’s hurtful to the Pug. He’s so rough on her, he gives her no respect. He jumps all over her, knocks her down, she runs in fear in her own home. He’s not trying to bite or fight her, he’s playing, but he’s 4x her size. She does NOT want to play with him. At first she loved him!! He was her size, she set boundaries with a few snaps and he accepted that, we thought all was well but as he grew and became more hyper he got rougher and rougher on her and now as I said she just runs from him. One day he knocked her down the stairs, she ended up in Emerg that night with a herniated disc. She was put on medication that almost killed her (internal bleeding, vomitting, etc) so she was confined to our room to heal and get better. It was a scary time for us and during this time we had to keep to her in our room, no stairs, no walks, no horseplay. They thought she might need surgery and even thought she could die from this as some neurological tests showed she was not responding properly. But over 8 weeks she has fully recovered, we were finally given the go ahead to let her out and about but to watch her carefully, still helping her up and down the stairs in our home to do her business. Since the introduction to her back into the pack Harley is unbarable!! He can’t leave her alone. He obsessively stares at her, then creeps in then pounces. I step in constantly and sometimes it’s a rodeo show here. He can’t leave her alone no matter what I do. She is not safe in her own home and she has quickly grew to hate him. When he sees her he goes crazy, knocking over bar stools, kitchen chairs, garbage can, she starts running looking for a place to hide and I’m running behind yelling at him to stop, then I practically have to tackle him just as he gets her to the ground and she screams in pain. He’s hurting her and she’s becoming depressed. I have no idea what to do. It’s killing me because I love my little Sadie so much, have for 5 years and now I’ve brought a dog in the house who is terrorizing her. I love Harley too, he’s a great dog who is so loving otherwise and I really just want them to get along well so we can have a balanced pack. What can I do?

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