When I saw the announcement early this year that Cesar Millan will be visiting Manila, I made sure that we will be able to attend his show… by hook or by crook!
So finally, the other day was THE day! We were finally going to see Cesar Millan LIVE!
I SUPER regret not being able to get the GOLD tickets (worth P8,000) as they included a meet and greet with Cesar Millan. We could have had photos taken with him! :(
They were already sold out by the time I booked. Ah, well, I guess the signed fan will have to do!
So were the pricey tickets worth it?
I would say yes, but it would have been so much better if the venue was at an airconditioned indoor venue.
(In Singapore last year, the Cesar Millan show was held at the Marina Bay Sands Theater and tickets were almost the same price!)
I really don’t know what the organizers were thinking holding it outdoors in the middle of scorching summer. Holding it in the evening didn’t make it any better.
It was so hot I was on the brink of fainting. Artie had to get me a bag of ice which I started pressing on my pressure points so I could cool off.
At one point, I was placing the bag of ice on my head like an ice bag (you know, like when you’re sick).
I felt pretty bad for Cesar Millan, too. Imagine being on stage, with all the lights glaring and then the heat and you had to perform! It was a miracle he didn’t faint because of the heat!
So, yeah, I would have enjoyed the show more if the venue was better.
Rants aside, here are some takeaways from the show…
10 Lessons I learned from the Cesar Millan Live in Manila show
- Dogs need only two things: harmony and balance.
- Dogs never follow unstable pack leaders.
- In a dog’s world, energy is everything.
- A hyper mind is a mind that doesn’t understand rules. So when a dog is hyper, he comes across as disrespectful.
- Dogs need 3 basic things: exercise for the body, discipline for the mind, affection for the heart.
- Handicapped people make dogs balanced. Normal people make dogs handicapped. Give your dog a job. He wants it.
- In the animal world, distance means respect.
- Be calm and confident. That is what the animal sees as energy that they can trust and respect.
- Dogs give us silent alerts with their ears and neck, before they go on their vocal alert through barking.
- There is no worst breed, only dogs that are unbalanced.
So yeah… Pretty happy we were able to see Cesar Millan live. We’ve been a fan for the longest time.
Now that we’re more educated on how to treat dogs, maybe it’s time to add a new furry addition to our family, huh? ;)