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Has anyone watched the new show on Animal Planet with Brad Pattison called In the Dog House? Has anyone heard of this guy before? He's from Canada. Opinions?
 

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I've seen part of an episode. He brings one or more of his dogs to help out with training other people's dogs. I don't know much about his training style though, he seemed really tough on the owners. It seemed like he was more of a relationship therapist than a dog trainer. He painted rules on this couple's wall!
 

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I've seen his regular show, I've known peopel who have attended his seminars. Can say he's a trainer I'd get within a 100 feet of. Some of the things he does on his show I've found to be unacceptable, but people love him or hate him just like Milan.
 

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It seemed like he was more of a relationship therapist than a dog trainer.
I started watching that show and kept thinking: Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot? I didn't see enough dog training to determine if he's qualified to call himself a trainer, but I'm pretty sure he should be referring clients to a licensed family therapist. he doesn't seem to be especially talented in that area. I want my 10 minutes back!
 

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Never seen the show, but I've seen videos on youtube...loathe....I wouldn't let him anywhere near my dogs.
 

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Well, since I had to google the show 3 different times just to come up with his name, maybe he'll remain obscure enough to do little harm. One can hope. :) Holy atomic pile, Batman!
 

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Try googling At The End Of My Leash instead. It's the show he's been doing on Canadian TV for some years, and the reason many of us know who he is.
 

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The youtube video has been taken down apparantly, but it's one of his street safety training thingies and if I remember correctly he hits a dog and jerks the leash repeatedly.
 

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There was a discussion about that video on another forum with some of his die hard fans backing him up about it. A clip of it existed on another site last week, I was going to post it, but surprise it's now gone too.

Nothing like that one, but I have to say I enjoy him yanking this small dog back up by the collar repeatedly to then ask it to lay down again
http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=32083761264
 

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Yep, I've seen "At the End of my Leash" as it's known here in Canuck land. He's a tyrant but it can be entertaining, if not just to see what I'd NEVER do. Though I have seen him stick up for people when they are stuck in a "short end of the stick" situation in the family...he calls for people to step up. That is a good thing. Too bad it's the smallest part of all the wrong that he does.
I saw him on our local breakfast tv show (he was doing a seminar in TO) and the poor dog he was demoing on was told he was an "alpha" because he put his paw up from a sit and needed to be in a down to ensure he was being submissive. Sigh.
A paw up is an appeasement signal, he's an idiot who thinks people and animals need drill sargeant types to behave.

And that video? That poor dog...it's not the forcing down that is such a harsh thing..but the jerk up? Why not teach the dog a stand or sit from a down...what an a$$.
 

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Yikes, he seems to love jerking the leash around :eek:
 

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I have mentioned many times that I'm a negative old school trainer, He makes me look like a puppy. In all fairness I have only seen one youtube video and I guess it was the street safety or whatever video. When I viewed I did not have sound and from just watching video (also on dialup) I had no idea what he was trying to accomplish with the dog and I don't believe dog did either. I'm neither pro or con as I don't know enough about the man or his training. That particular video was definitely not a good example of proper dog work.
 

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I watched 2 episodes last week and while I probably won't watch it anymore, I found the show entertaining in a psychological study sort of way. I was able to separate out things he did that I liked and things I didn't like. I found some good in what he was doing, but most of the show was really non-informational. I mean, there was nothing to learn. And I definitely hated the way he held a little dog's front feet off the ground with the leash to get him to sit. That was pretty much insane.

He's trying to follow on Cesar's coattails, it's clear. But he doesn't have the talent, heart, energy, knowledge or appeal that Cesar has, in my opinion.
 

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Regardless of what I think of other trainers this man is in a league of his own. Although I find value in using corrections and positive punishment in certain situations this guy takes such usage expoentially way too far compared to other
such trainers in my opinion.
If ever there was a need for using a good harsh aversive correction this would be the case :=) Maybe the use of a cheap prong collar and a rusty choke chain collar would be called for here to correct the handler. LOL

This show is absolutely worthless in that the methods he uses and the how/why absolutely no sense. His dog training techniques are ruthless and the final straw for me was in watching him hang a dog. His handling of people in the dog/human relationship is nothing less than queer in my opinion. I just cannot believe that television has degenerated to such a low level just when I thought it had already bottomed out with several of the dog training shows now airing. This guy is NUTS!!!!!!!

sorry for the rant .

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I love this show!!!
Brad is just telling the truth to the owners. He wants owners to be accountable for their dogs actions. The majority of training out there does nothing for the problems of the dog, they just mask them with treats, pinch collars and harnesses. Guess what the problem is still there!! All I see is pure results and a better owner to dog relationship!! Way to go Brad Keep it up!
 

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I love this show!!!
Brad is just telling the truth to the owners. He wants owners to be accountable for their dogs actions. The majority of training out there does nothing for the problems of the dog, they just mask them with treats, pinch collars and harnesses. Guess what the problem is still there!! All I see is pure results and a better owner to dog relationship!! Way to go Brad Keep it up!
umm..and shrieking at the dog and hanging it until it obeys does? :confused:
 
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