He argues that many owners praise excitement in their puppies, when they should be praising them when they are in a calm, submissive state instead. Throughout the show, Millan used local dogs and their owners to show how behaviours can easily be changed with the proper amount of discipline.
"When dogs don't get leadership, they get confused," he explained.
One of the most helpful tips he gave to prevent separation anxiety was to not let your pet follow you around while getting ready in the morning, as they get excited by everything, and then you end up leaving them at the door. Instead, he recommends commanding the dog to stay in one place while you get ready, so the sounds of your routine become normal and you are not suddenly leaving them.
After the show several local dog owners got the chance to meet with Millan in person.