Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The Potato Chip Whisperer
Speaking of whisperers, Zeus the cat (who seems ok for a cat, so I'll answer the question, just don't get in my yard or bad things will happen) asked my opinion of the "dog whisperer".
Ok, I typed that and laughed so hard I piddled a little in the human woman's chair. She'll get over it.
The human woman doesn't like him at all, and I have to agree with her (for once) but for different reasons.
First of all, he doesn't seem to whisper at all, he has more of a pompous demanding tone that huskies just don't like. That whole "walk behind me because I'm the leader" crap... riiiight, sure, whatever. Although walking behind the human does have its advantages (you can eat or roll in a dead thing without them realizing it until its too late), but to do it because Mr. Whisperer says so... yeah, I don't think so.
He thinks that a tired dog is a happy dog, and that's right, but a tired dog that has played with its human is a happy dog, not a happy dog if tossed on a treadmill and forced to run until they drop. Who the fur thought of that crap? He's just a lazy human teaching other lazy humans to force their dogs to run so they don't have to deal with them... and those people need to get a chia pet and not a dog (sorry chia pets, but its either you or me).
So this pompous human comes in and starts order the dog around, doing that "alpha roll" crap (which has deservedly gotten him bit, and I can't wait for the lawsuit when some moron human watching the show gets their nose ripped off), gets the dog to do all sorts of stuff that he asks and then says the dog is trained. Ok, I laughed and piddled in the chair again.
Since humans can't understand dog language, they don't realize that the dog being trained is telling all of the dogs watching "hey, this guy is a butthead, and I'm just going to do what he says because until I do, he's not going to leave" or "wooooof pft" The butthead leaves and what you don't see is the dog going back to doing whatever they want after the camera stops rolling because they know their human is a pushover.
You've seen it many times, don't deny it. You humans go on and on to your friends and co-workers about what terrors we are, how we don't listen, do anything you say, run the house, demand things. Then you take us out in public and we're the perfect little angels, sitting when told, giving our paw willingly, looking adorable and fluffy. The friends and co-workers look at the human like they're deranged and never believe a word told to them after that. They've seen with their own eyes that we're perfect fluffy angels. We get home and destroy a couch.
So, much like that squeeky voiced "walkies" old woman, this "whisperer" guy is just scamming humans into buying into this "training" thing, meanwhile the humans wonder why, after spending all that money, we continue to rip up the wall to wall carpeting.
They'll never understand their place in the house... they live there to serve us.
(got a piece of potato chip from the human woman who felt sorry for us... see how it works)