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Approaching an Apprehensive Dog | Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation


CESAR MILAN (VOICEOVER): of everything. He has no social skills
with people or anything other than the inside of a cage. Right now, we are
helping his handler, Lauren, get a leash on him. Right there. You’re gonna just relax. [runs against fence] You stay right there, Andre. ANDRE: Yep. Fantastic. He’s going. See that? It’s a sign of surrendering. That’s a good sign. So he doesn’t know
that I don’t– I’m not gonna put the leash on. (CHUCKLING) Right. That’s not what I want. I just have to have
the leash on me so he associates me that way. So here to the post. That’s it. That’s it. See it? So here, I’m rewarding
that he didn’t got up. LAUREN: Take off. CESAR MILAN: That’s right. By backing off before
Bruce tries to run, he learns that I’m not a threat. If I approach him in
stages, I can gain his trust and eventually move
closer and closer. LAUREN: Very nice. Mhm. Longer period of time, right? So not because human
comes towards you, they want to pet you. Not because human comes
to you, they want to– -Leash you.
– –leash you. Yeah. Now you do it. Now your turn. Just a touch. Just go towards him, yeah. And there you go. Mhm. Yeah. And walk back? Walk out. See, look at the ears down. See, he’s realizing
nothing bad is happening. I don’t have to flight. I can be in my corner. Mhm. Right. He can be, like, well, let the
humans keep touching the wall. ANDRE: Yeah. I don’t know why humans touch
the wall, but if, you know– CESAR MILAN (VOICEOVER):
Bruce is getting more comfortable with us, so it
is a good time for Lauren to try and put his leash on. Don’t forget, don’t forget. There you go, nice nice, nice. Wait, wait, and relax. [inhales] [exhales]
There, beautiful, nice. Let’s go this way. Mhm, there you go. All right. [music playing]

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