A Nervous-Biting Vizsla and Noise-Aggressive Sheltie
Season 1 | Episode 3 | Ruby and Rana
When the Kleins beloved Vizsla passed away, they decided to search for another of this rare breed. Alas, Ruby was anything but the loyal, obedient water dog that the Vizslas are known to be. Scared of nearly everything, Ruby deals with her neuroses by biting. With 10-year old twins and lots of other children coming through the house, the Kleins will have to give Ruby up for adoption if her bad habits continue.
Rana the Sheltie (Shetland Sheepdog) may know nothing of the Atkins diet, but that does not keep him from barking everytime bread pops in the toaster. Or when the microwave goes off…or when the phone rings. It may have been cute at one time, but owners Karen and Alanna Adams are fed up with it. They’ve even gone so far as to stop making toast!
Despite the very different dogs and very different problems, dog whisperer Cesar Millan shows us that these problems can be solved by becoming the alpha dog. In Rana’s case, Cesar--armed with a toaster and his standard 25 cent rope leash--shows how they Adamses can get their household back. For Ruby, it will take more work, including some well-needed pool time.