View Full Version : animal planet tonight...divine canine

17th April 2007, 03:41 AM
tonight at 10 CST on animal planet there's a show called divine canine with the monks of new skete. they are going to teach a spoiled ckcs how to be an ordinary dog. i just checked out what was going to be on tv and saw this. not sure if anyone has pointed this our yet, or seen it, but i thought i would mention it. :)

17th April 2007, 03:49 AM
I think I saw a link to it on another board. I watched it at 8pm Eastern Time and it was cute - the only thing I did not like was that they way they walked the dogs with what appears to be a choke collar and neck pops to do corrections.

It made me kinda sad because clearly they don't know anything about SM in this breed or they wouldn't have trained the dog in that way. :(

That said - the dog was so cute and so smart and picked up really quickly.

Enjoy Lauren. Be sure to watch "It's me of the Dog" afterwards too - also really good and she uses more positive reinforcement vs. corrections.

Cathy T
17th April 2007, 03:59 AM
Taping the next showing!

17th April 2007, 04:45 AM
Lani, I agree with you. Those 'neck pops' made me cringe. However, though, the fact that those people obviously knew nothing about WALKING your dog (to help prevent obesity) also annoyed the heck out of me. I hope I'm not thinking incorrectly (the camera adds how much?) but that dog looked pretty chunky to me. I'm always glad , however, to see them improve in the end. :flwr: Natalie

17th April 2007, 04:57 AM
Natalie, I couldn't believe they took the dog on walks in the stroller instead of on a leash. I know some of us have strollers but I doubt any of us use them instead of leash walking! I couldn't believe it. (and that said - I still want a stroller, but not to replace his walks!!! Only so I can sneak him along on trips to the park where dogs are not allowed and shopping trips to the outlet stores ...)

Cathy T
17th April 2007, 05:52 AM
You've got that right Lani! I have a stroller but it's only after they've done their exercise that they get to ride in the stroller.;)

17th April 2007, 06:30 AM
It bugged me that they kept calling her a "King Charles Spaniel" not a Cavalier KCS.

17th April 2007, 01:39 PM
I bet things will even change more for this dog once their first child is born. Sometimes people are so clueless....