When Dog Whisperer visited the United Kingdom in the spring of 2010, the response was overwhelming and Cesar had so many people asking for his help that he knew he had to make a return trip as soon as possible. Now he’s back to help more Brits with their problematic canines.
Mylo is an adorable seven year old Jack Russell terrier mix who had several different owners the first two years of his life. For the past five years, Mylo and his owners, Penny and Rich Newman, have lived in peace. That is, peace as long as they don’t have visitors. If anyone comes to the house, Mylo begins to spin excitedly and chase his tail. And once he starts, he doesn’t stop. Penny has tried numerous times to intervene and make Mylo stop his spinning, but nothing seems to work. To try and circumvent the problem, the Newmans began putting Mylo in the kitchen or out in the backyard to see if it would stop him, but this doesn’t help at all. Mylo just keeps spinning, and if he ever catches his tail, he chews it raw. Unfortunately, the spinning isn’t the worst of it. Mylo also barks incessantly, not stopping until people leave the house. The Newmans were able to deal with all of this on their own, but they recently had a baby girl, and they are afraid that Mylo could harm her because his behavior is often unpredictable. Their baby, Phoebe, lights up whenever Mylo comes into the room, so Penny and Rich want to get the dog’s behavior in check now, before Phoebe is able to walk.
Next Cesar meets with the Gourley family. The Gourleys have lived life on safari for 11 of the past 20 years. Joanna and Colin Gourley have four children and have lived in three separate African nations. Throughout their time in Africa, the Gourleys took in several dogs that had been left behind by foreign workers. They adopted Sooty, a Labrador mix, when she was 18 months old, and have kept her on several subsequent moves. In May 2010, the family adopted a second dog named Smudge. The children became very attached to both dogs, and when the family found out it was moving back to England, Colin and Joanna told their kids that they could only take Sooty with them because it would be too expensive. The children resolved that they would raise the money needed to bring Smudge along rather than leave him behind. All the money they got for their birthdays and Christmas and their allowances went to the “Smudge fund.” After the dogs were flown to England, they had to spend six months in quarantine. While there, the dogs were confined to a small kennel almost the entire time. When the dogs were finally released, Sooty and Smudge seemed different. The dogs are now aggressive where they used to be friendly, and Joanna is afraid to walk the dogs because of their erratic behavior. Can Cesar help these two troubled canine travelers?
And finally Cesar meets with Lyndsay Macdonald, who always wanted to be a professional dog walker, and after years of working in the airline industry she decided to give up her career and start her own business. Lyndsay and her partner, John Bristow, adopted a Patterdale terrier mix named George to be Lyndsay’s companion in her business endeavors. Unfortunately, George has turned out to be less than the perfect dog. He showed aggression early on, but Lyndsay figured she would be able to train George properly. The task proved more difficult than she thought. George is easily startled by loud noises on walks and he will lunge at passing trucks. Walking George is very embarrassing for Lyndsay because she doesn’t have trouble with any dogs except her own. When he gets startled on walks, George will often redirect his frustration and bite Lyndsay and John. Inside their apartment he’s no better. If anyone tries to use the vacuum cleaner George will try to attack it. Same goes for the broom or most any other cleaning supply. Lyndsay really wants to get George under control and doesn’t understand what else she can do.
It’s up to Cesar to help these owners solve their doggie dilemmas and allow them to create happy and harmonious homes.
Catch this episode of the Dog Whisperer: Cesar Conquers London tonight, Saturday, July 14th at 8P et/pt.