How to talk to your dog
Justin Silver shows you how he went from being a dog lover to a dog trainer
- Duration 8:47
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Justin Silver shows you how he went from being a dog lover to a dog trainer
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I'm Julie Banderas are watching foxnews.com live in hey you know what we're gonna take a little break in the -- of all the negative news it's out there and and give you a bit of positive news and one that I love to talk about and that's anything that has to do with animals.
And a friend of mine -- actually on the set here with me today to talk about.
Speaking a language of dogs this is something he knows how to do very well in fact I've seen it with my very own eyes just in -- over.
Dog's best friend -- joins us here and you have been doing charity work with funny for -- -- yeah I personally feel like I'm a woman discovered you however you have a reality show on another network right.
That is doing.
Some follow up on the type of work that you do and I've.
Actually done a story with you here on Cabrera I -- watched you trainees to out of control dogs out of barking every time they heard somebody -- the -- -- it's amazing like the dog -- near accident cut that's what people older than accents and does charity so even better thank you and tell me about this reality show first of all -- we haven't seen each other in -- -- we have.
Actually -- even up to you've been busy.
Yeah I have been I've been doing the majority of what I do just trained dogs in the city running my dog to accompany the language of dogs -- working with my charity funny for Fido.
And -- CBS approach to the idea of the show -- basically just follow me around with cameras as I go from training session the training session to training session.
And it's been an incredible ride sort of -- sinking.
You know what I do without animals -- -- the entertainment genre which is what I can do with my charity for a -- -- anyway.
I know basically he uses a lot of different celebrity comedians -- And they put on a charity and that's where you come up with funny for -- now.
The whole dog -- thing which we don't wanna call the dog whisper but everybody is more familiar with that my arm that's fine but speaking a language of dogs -- mean.
That'll started because you started dog walking.
I started no I started fostering dogs I -- I mean dog I was -- a lot of time with dogs and -- to sort of read their body language and get to sort of give us an insight as to what's going on their heads right right right -- we -- misbehaving especially the.
I was doing standup comedy and I got home in the middle right at 3 o'clock in the morning and we met at a -- -- club when I don't.
At 3 o'clock in the morning it's like kind of depressing nothing's on with the depressing out we did not know it's 3 o'clock in the morning in a comedy club for the record -- and.
I comedy -- to the owner of the comedy so right because I was living there temporarily I haven't -- another story.
But anyway so so then he's going to come home and and you know the depressing animal commercials are on and they would rip my heart out in the night -- next -- I know I was like I'm searching for more meeting in my life I started fostering dogs and -- you when you fostering dogs they're a mess and so you're trying to work out their four doubles and that's how I cut my teeth as a trainer and I became known as sort of the be the guy in the neighborhood where this constant rotation of dogs in rehabilitating them and next thing you know one thing led to another and I started working with neighbors' dogs and and the best start recommending me and then I was.
You know doing everything from working in in the shelters are really troubled thoughts where it -- -- upstate and my company the language of dogs was born so it started I was doing dog walking I was doing dog training I always we were doing overnight pet sitting and then.
Started funny for Fido which is.
Sort of like comic relief rationality goes to what that money goes to all the nonprofit.
-- animal rescue groups like the ones that rescued my dogs from in and around New York City.
And then tell me about this reality show where can we see it it's on CBS on CBS we we we just ended the first season -- -- -- off on that's right we just ended the first season.
And now we're looking to get picked up hopefully for a second season which is you know the -- time space I have right now is we just finished filming we felt we know this this season and it's already aired it already and when did you film.
We filmed for six weeks -- and it wrapped about a month ago so anyways it was showing -- were filming several I got thrown into the mix like.
Very quickly and I -- given so right.
So tell me some of some of their most challenging experiences that you had to deal with when being having followed by cameras a lot of pressure because if something doesn't work as you know we -- right hours.
Training to -- -- -- sat and watched Ryan you spent hours training these two dogs and I mean if it doesn't go right on camera.
Your little petrified that I know you know this now -- might not look good to eat you did it.
What the interesting thing is that's very but that's exactly the way dog training -- -- -- -- working with animals and try and I'm never gonna first take it takes time and patience.
I guess it's.
I'm a sixty takes time it takes on the patients but what happens I just -- into them nice yeah sort of what's going on and I work at the pace -- work that.
And it was -- because you know they're following cameras and they really had to be elect okay we just have to see what he does and when it came time for us to do the training sequences it was just like.
We we take the a lot of time that we needed to take and then on air of course you see the highlighted versions of -- but.
You know without animals there's no like how the dog do this and then show the end result there's nothing like now -- actually be taken from.
A disease that Randy was really nice when when the camera started -- we got into Justin's time training -- it -- -- school.
Yeah so any particular.
-- that that stand out in the series that you just shot.
We had you know we had some ones that I absolutely -- love with we work with this police dog named Riley and then you police dog that was coming on his place this dog was retiring he had been.
He was a star police dog that had won every award.
Every -- on the East Coast TC people's lives he.
He wins all the national police thought competitions and -- they were trying to integrate in new police dog as he was stepping down yet slipped disk in his back and so they're trying to integrate the two dogs into the house -- -- Working with some officer Kevin Halsey who is.
Highly skilled trainer.
And you know canine unit working with -- and working with the dogs and bring -- my dogs in to help.
Assess sort of the debt -- job I have three dogs night to fail to latch -- -- -- but can I say that sexy vague we'll get hepatitis.
That is your -- is how I thought I always has not running dogs and my right I never know how many -- your thoughts right there's like the main seat Chiquita which you know Robin -- and there's like this that the supporting cast like buster -- -- and ray who kind of live right next door and I use them all the time and his.
-- -- -- on fixing up we're fostering so -- it's so it's kind of -- the police dog what was so what was the challenge there what does -- aerial you know we're working the interesting thing was these dogs are trained only to commands from their owners' -- have been so in.
We were trying to integrating new dog it's a high.
I am trained dog he's.
This is out at the opposite of what you normally get because a lot of times you'll get dogs that.
Need training I have yet been train I -- -- -- is quite the opposite where you actually have to then.
Almost remove part of these previous training in order to apply new training which I would think would be harder -- not we -- With the police thought you were we were doing is just basically trying to integrate the two new dogs who -- it was the new police thought stepping in and he's coming to -- in -- in the household -- And we wanted to see.
The aggression level between the programs -- police are so I actually used -- key to one of my -- to start working with.
The new dog that was stepping in to write that way it's like I can control are in Kevin -- the other dog and we just kind of felt that out a little bit yeah and then when I felt more comfortable we took Riley the old police dog and -- -- and it was just a beautiful day we had together and it's fun for me working with another person -- -- -- so once he I guess one tip that you -- -- pet owners who have a dog that disagrees because we all have gone down that road right or dog that barks like crazy every time you see another dog and at least.
It's all about being in control that's what I learned from you is that you have to be the pack leader I don't think it's so much -- terms of I.
In terms of pack leader and sort of like a hierarchy like that I think more like this they're looking for guidance from you and -- child so you look to you they are they want you to control them.
I don't know they want to be controlled.
I yeah I wanna be let let's see it like yeah say they want to be led not so much we won again it's only just -- -- Literal meaning a -- cents but.
They want a leader they want to ask someone to guide them in some dogs that are hyper active -- -- -- right crazy when their owner leaves right they they can be fixed right.
And the point is that you want a lot of times people.
-- -- -- -- The opposite of what they want from their -- so we didn't sort of the peace that we did back in the -- -- with the -- are constantly barking when the doorbell rang and that's an example I give over and over again because it's so applicable to every -- -- for Rangel it's like the doorbell rings.
The dogs start barking and they're basically just saying hey the durables reading where my supposed to do what am I suppose -- area.
-- any owners are going.
Some bargains -- that way but right now the door -- just equals mutual barking and I say okay.
Let's slow this down and let's start creating that tone of what you want in this house and be specific with them and give them specific direction and you know that's.
That that that's what I suggest people do be clear about what you want and then communicated direct I have it's sad.