A Food and Water-Fearing Pekingese, a Biting Chihuahua, and Fighting Sibling Chow Mixes
Season 6 | Episode 3 | Yogi & Smokey, Pekaso, and Valentino
As an artist on the rise, Daniel Maltzman relies on inspiration, but he can’t inspire his 1 ½ year old Pekingese, Pekaso, to eat or drink. Pekaso refuses to eat any kind of dog food, top shelf or not. Nothing Daniel does seems to make a difference. Pekaso also has issues when it comes to drinking her water. She gets freaked out by the ripples in the dish and has gotten so dehydrated that Daniel has had to take her to the vet. The only one who has made any progress with the dog is Daniel’s friend Brendi Blackburn, who has some dog problems of her own. Her five-year-old Chihuahua, Valentino, was rescued from a neglectful and potentially abusive home. Now, it seems he has taken a vengeance and started biting those that come near Brendi. Daniel and Brendi have joined forces to summon Cesar to help create new lives for their dogs. Can Cesar play muse and inspire these two to become true pack leaders?
When Claudia Imson and her family finally moved into a house, she was able to get dogs. Thinking they were above sibling rivalry, Claudia picked two Chow mix brothers, Yogi and Smokey. Her boyfriend David advised against this, but she couldn’t be persuaded. For the first six months, neither dog exhibited any aggression. Then, a switch flipped in Yogi. For no apparent reason, he started to pick fights with the usually submissive Smokey. Of course, Smokey wouldn’t go down without a fight. Oddly enough, the dogs only fight indoors. Outside, they get along fine and walk together without incident. Once the fights start, Claudia or David do their best to pull them apart and separate them. To avoid the fights now, Claudia no longer allows the dogs inside the home. If it’s raining and the dogs have to be inside, she’ll keep one in her bedroom and the other in the bathroom. This works temporarily; however, Claudia is looking for a long term solution, and that’s where Cesar comes in.