Cesar Millan a hit at the Oakdale Theater

Cesar Millan a hit at the Oakdale Theater


Cesar Millan was often upstaged by his dog, Junior.

Cesar Millan at the Oakdale Theater

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There was no way to know what to expect this past Saturday night, July 13 at the Oakdale Theater, but it certainly exceeded anything I'd hoped for.

As rumored, rescues were allowed to set up tables in the lobby which provided exposure for them and a chance to make new friends as well as visit with old ones.

Being such a small venue, there can't possibly be a bad seat in the house. Ours were pretty fabulous. Thank you, Michele Vasso (The Patrick Movement for Connecticut) for the birthday treat!

When Cesar took the stage with Junior, it was a moment. There he was! Now what?!

At times upstaged by his own dog's antics, Cesar proved he is not just a teacher, but quite the entertainer. Reminiscent of slapstick performances from days gone by, Cesar acted out and poked fun at the situations we create with our beloved dogs. By poking such fun and making us laugh, he also makes us see the error of our ways.

In the more serious moments, he employed videos to demonstrate better ways to handle common situations. Cesar advocated for adoption and added in his two cents worth on Pit Bulls, reminding everyone that inside every Pit Bull is a dog.

For the second half of the evening, Cesar worked with dogs from a local rescue. Angel Capone Pitbull Rescue had been chosen in advance, and Director Raquel Trapp, along with her volunteers took turns bringing their problem dogs on stage for Cesar to work with. A dog named Curtis tested the man known as The Dog Whisperer, which actually proved to be more entertainment.

It was an unforgettable experience. Having never been a student of this particular master, it was also a great way to be introduced to the world of Cesar Millan.