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Cesar Millan's show goes well beyond misbehaving dogs and their frustrated but loving owners. It's a fully realized serial documentary-- and a hugely engaging one-- on urban and suburban America. Millan grew up on a farm in Mexico, so he understands a great deal about the behavior of domesticated animals (as well as feral ones), but he specializes in a common household pet that needs the special attention because the well-meaning owners tend to anthropomorphize Fido, treating it as a family member, all but forgetting that dogs are pack animals with altogether different emotional wiring than humans have.
Cesar Millan reconnects people with nature. In show after show, you see that the only connection most of us have to nature is something like a lawn, a garden, maybe a swimming pool-- and a pet. I.e., tamed nature. Millan reminds us in every episode that nature must be confronted on its own terms, and when you do that, the reward is something like peace.
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