I use a lot of Cesar's methods and watch the show constantly for more insight on the dog's way of thinking. I think he's always passing along information that humans are the ones that need to change their way of thinking in order to live in a peaceful pack with dogs. For instance, when a human is trying to make a dog into a person and the human just doesn't understand why their dogs behave the way they do. Alot of it has to do with the way they are treating their dogs.
A few episodes ago, Cesar used Cheese as a motivation tool. I've never seen him do that before. The dog was not reacting to other methods so he found something that the dog loves–cheese. I've used the treat methods on TAlker for 4 years and he still is reactive when he sees others dogs. But he will sit and wait for the treat, but he's never in a calm state. I think that was one of the important things that I learned from Cesar is not to reward the dog when they are in a high state of anxiety/fear/or agressive state.
I think he's also informative when he explains that affection/kisses are not the only way to reward your dog. You reward with play, walks, food--but none of that until they have earned it by being in a calm state of mind.
I think the most important thing to remember is that he loves dogs and his agenda is to help rehabilitate the dogs and rescue dogs so that they are not put down or given up for adoption. He's all about showing people that you can rescue dogs that have a past or behaviorial issues. People just need to learn that dogs are not people so people have to stop trying to make their dogs behave like people.
I watch both shows (Me or the Dog) and she also uses the same methods as Cesar in regards to giving back control to the humans and not allowing the dogs to control the household. It's really shocking when you see how some people have lost totally control of their households.
I think both shows bring an important issue to the front and its that we need to work and train our dogs and its important to do so or else suffer the consequences.