The Straits Times
Published on Dec 08, 2012

Get to know Singapore's dog whisperers and listeners


Evan the greyhound was a naughty pooch. Its owner Fiona Lim, a 32-year-old director of business development and her husband, investment broker Jason Ong, 35, had to keep him tied up most of the time to stop him wrecking their home in Serangoon.

But two months ago, the Lims enlisted the help of dog "listener" Ricky Yeo, 44.

Within a week of meeting him, Evan was transformed into a gentle canine. Mr Yeo guided his owners through non-violent methods that instill discipline.

It sounds like a scene out of dog whisperer Cesar Millan's popular TV show Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan, in which he works his magic on dogs with behaviour problems.