Watching Cesar 911 out of morbid curiosity. Less than 1 minute after he starts handling the dog I'm screaming "NO! WTF ARE YOU THINKING!?"
I can tell immediately what the problem is when hearing the family's testimony, she's fear reactive. She's never really grown out of that fear stage from four months old. She's terrified of damn near everything around her, even her family.
He's calling her 'insecure' and in need of self-esteem. WTF does that even mean? He's also talking about 'energy', 'assertiveness', and being 'dominant'. Literally all that is is body language. The family were afraid of her, so she was afraid back.
He also forces other dogs on her, bringing her into a huge group (he calls it a 'pack') of dogs who force her into play, then forces her to do things she doesn't want to do with little to no reward other than pets and reassurance. This is nothing but pure trauma for the poor pup.
After a few days, the dog is doing better around Cesar and his dogs, but when the family come back, they're afraid and she starts showing that same old fear response, and pushing forward even when the dog's showing her teeth. It's infuriating, and he's risking the health and safety of the family's daughter first.
I'm not going to watch past the first episode. I wanted to see if maybe, by any stretch of the imagination I might have been wrong about him, but no. He is a terrible trainer, he has no idea how to read dogs, and he is putting people in danger training the way he does.
Questions I constantly get at the dog shelter I volunteer at:
"When do you bring new dogs out?" (Usually when there have been a lot of adoptions and most kennels are empty.)
"Do you have any puppies?"
"Why are those dogs back there?" (Referring to the "Staff Only" area.)
"Is he/she good with other animals?"
Look, I understand you're looking for just the right pup your family will love forever, but this is a SHELTER, not a store. We have the dogs we have when we have them. We almost never have details about their personalities, and dogs are in the back area for many reasons. All you really need to know is that they're not up for adoption.
Of course, I'm diplomatic about all this when talking to people at the shelter, give them the best info I can, but still. It irritates me when people treat adopting a pet like shopping for groceries. These are living, feeling beings. Treat them as such.