I used a Cesar Millan technique today. I have a Canadian Bred Poodle.. that had a questionable temperament when he was first bought as a puppy. the guys in the family have worked with him and changed most of his fearful and quirky disposition. Over the past couple of years, the owners are only bringing him for a shave down twice a year. This is not best of that dog. He gets so matted, it is a bit harder to remove the coat... with that long of time between appts... he 'forgets' that I am an ok person. He came today... 4 months since the last grooming. His nails were very long and I quicked 2 of them. I had him muzzled for the nails.. thank heavens. He went berzerk... trying to bite me ( most likely a fear and not an attack thing) I could not get control of him.. so I did the Cesar thing.. and laid him flat out on the grooming table... holding him down (he was really fighting me.. peed all over etc) until he gave in. Cesar doesnt talk to them while doing this.. but I got the feeling from the dog's eyes.. that he needed and wanted to hear my command... not understanding what I was doing. I repeated "stop it" over and over ... and he finally went to the submissive stage!! I held him down for a few more moments... When I allowed him to get up.. oh my gosh!! The change in him was extreme!! He was no longer worried about my picking up his feet and trimming his nails. Even after I put him in the crate, and went to bring him out again.. he was so much better than earlier this morning. If I had not learned the Cesar way.. I would have laid him out flat on the table.. but I would have used my "killing and stern voice" and spoke nasty things to him.