Friday, December 28, 2007

Reading Faces of Dog Training Experts

Cesar Millan, the self-proclaimed Dog Whisperer, and Ian Dunbar, the anti-Caesar Millan.

Two completely different schools of thought in the dog training world. Millan stands by his 3 step process of exercise, discipline, affection, with strong emphasis on the discipline. He has actually been called the Dr. Phil for dogs.

Ian Dunbar's emphasis is on kind, positive approaches -- lure-reward training-- and he has revolutionized the dog training field.

As face readers, we can find two completely different kinds of people with these two guys. Millan has the broader face, indicating assertive self-confidence - perhaps even agressively so. If you watch his popular show, The Dog Whisperer, on the National Geographic Channel, you will find him charismatic, smiling, but with a slight edge - as if he were always ready to pounce. He is definitely sure of himself and his methods.

Dunbar has a long and narrow face, indicating his more cautious and hands-off approach to new situations. His extremely high forehead tells us that he will be a thoughtful and thorough thinker, who plans ahead before he takes action. And the actions he takes will undoubtedly be gentle, kind and not overtly dominant.
Another use of face reading as a tool for understanding others!


  1. IS this comparison about width and length of face also true for women? Would I consider that first as the dominant feature?

  2. There are no gender differences with this trait. You will see broadfaced men and broadfaced women. It is an extremely important trait as we filter all of life through our initial perception of "I can handle this," or "I am not sure if I can handle this."

    Thanks for your question!

  3. This is a fascinating idea. I certainly agree with your assessment of these two men. I do think that often people with an "edge" (I know exactly what you mean) are NOT very sure of themselves and hope to frighten off challenges before they occur.