Talk Back Tucker and Dog-Aggressive Mufasa
Season 7 | Episode 13| Mufasa and Tucker
Mufasa came into Roxanne Husson’s life 6 years ago when she decided to get another dog, a South African Boerboel. At first, Roxanne was intimidated by Mufasa’s size, but as he grew, he also grew on her. However, when Mufasa was a puppy, he was pinned down by another dog and became dog aggressive after that encounter, leaving Roxanne nervous around other dogs. Cesar calls in homeopathic doctor, Dr. Dahlia Shemtob in Orange county, CA, to help calm Roxanne's nerves. Mufasa usually goes with Roxanne when she retreats to her boat in one of the many marinas in San Diego, CA, but Mufasa’s dog aggression takes a toll on the boat party when Mufasa sees the other dogs at the port. Roxanne is always on the lookout for other dogs, and if there’s ever an attack, Mufasa will no longer be able to come with her on the boat. Can Cesar keep Mufasa from rockin’ the boat?
And Tanéa Brooks got teacup poodle Tucker to keep her company after she moved to Los Angeles by herself. Things started out smoothly, but then Tanéa started to receive some pushback from Tucker. Whenever Tanéa would give commands or raise her voice, Tucker would growl. She describes his behavior as “talking back” like a child who doesn’t respect his parent. Tucker’s aggressive behavior has escalated over the years and has only gotten worse since Tanéa moved in with boyfriend Bret Anthony. Since Tucker is aggressive, Bret rarely approaches the dog for fear of being bit. It’s up to Tanéa to walk and care for Tucker since the couple cannot agree to raise the dog together. In fact, the couple is considering living in separate apartments to make for an easier living situation for all. Can Cesar bring back the peace in this divided household?