Can You Trust Animals Without Sight? ft. Blind YouTuber Molly Burke


♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ – Now, come and meet my pack! (upbeat electronic music) ♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪ – Guys, I always wanted
to have my own TV show, my own channel where I
interview anybody that I love, anybody that I want to inspire, anybody that I want to ask questions, anybody that I want to
connect, relate, communicate, and today, we have someone
that I’ve been following, and actually, Mesa introduced me to her, and her name is Molly Burke, and she has an amazing dog that we’re gonna put in the water today, ’cause he has some kind
of trauma about the water, but I just sharing my dreams with you because I always wanted
to have my own talk show, and today, we are at The Ranch, doing that dream coming reality. So, thank you. – This is your Oprah moment. – This is my Oprah moment, everybody!
– You’re Oprah! – That’s right! Cesar Millan Oprah. Oo, oo! Okay? Yeah, so– – Cesar’s comin’ for you, Oprah. – And I love her because she talks a lot, and she’s Canadian, and she’s Irish, as well, and I just love her spirit
because we just met, and we’re pretty much open
to talk about anything, and I love the trust. I love how you embrace me, and how I’m embracing you, and just the feeling of trust. So, let’s talk a little bit about trust. You have a dog that you have to connect at that level of trust. It’s not that he’s guiding you, it’s not only that he’s helping you, it’s just that level of trust. My clients that don’t have
any problems, you know, they can’t trust their dogs. – Yeah. So, I’m blind. – Mm-hmm. – You know that, but people watching might not. (laughs) ‘Cause usually people look
at me and they’re like, “No, you’re not!,” (laughs) ’cause I don’t look like this stereotype that the media’s been given. – Right. – But I lost the majority
of my vision when I was 14, but I was born legally blind
due to a disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and I actually grew up
really afraid of dogs, and a lot of blind people
have fears of animals, because we can’t see them, and we can’t talk to them. I can’t tell a dog I’m blind, and what they need to do to help me, and so, especially always
– That’s a good point, by the way.
– Being really petite, you know, dogs would just run
up to me and lick my face, and I couldn’t see them coming. – Right. – So, it’d come out of the blue, or they’d run and jump onto my chest. – Right. – So, even now that I’ve spent
the last 12 years of my life with a guide dog by my side 24/7, I’m still a little fearful of dogs that are not well trained, because if they’re gonna
come up to me and jump on me, and I can’t see it, it
freaks me out, of course! If somebody comes and jumps on your back in the middle of your dinner, you’re gonna be like, “Oh
my god, what happened?” So, that’s how I feel around
a lot of untrained dogs. – Yeah, I’m afraid of people
who are not well trained. – Yeah! Exactly!
– That happens to me. A lot of people jumps on me, and it’s like, “Cesar! (laughs) “Take a picture with me. “Talk to my dog.” They actually bring their phone, so that I can talk to their dogs. – Oh my god.
– So, I understand. Yes, Molly, that happens
to me all the time, especially at the airports. Peter can tell you. – Oh yeah, I deal with a lot
of ridiculous people, too. I get it, for sure. – Yeah. So, we both have a fear
of things not trained. – Yes, exactly! (laughing) But my parents really
wanted me to have the option of getting a guide dog. – Yes, I love that. – So, they wanted to break that fear, and there was only one dog that I liked. It was a Polish Lowland
Sheepdog, named Ponder, and it was a show dog, so it was very well behaved, which is why I liked it. It wasn’t the breed, it was just that it
was a well-behaved dog. But for them, it was like,
“Okay, the one breed she likes “is a Polish Lowland Sheepdog.” So, they went out of their way to get a Polish Lowland Sheepdog– – Can you please Google that one? Because it’s not very common. – They’re very rare. – Yes, yes, yes. – They’re very rare. We had to drive eight hours to get one. – The first book they gave me, Molly, was encyclopedia about dogs. So, I know all the breeds in the world. I memorized them all. To me, that was the most exciting thing. So, I know exactly what
you’re talking about, but not a lot of people gets to seem them.
– No, not a lot of of people know them. They’re related to the bearded collie. So, a lot of people think
they’re bearded collie, but they’re not. Yeah, so they got a
Polish Lowland Sheepdog, and of course, it was
our first family pet, and Polish Lowland
Sheepdogs are very stubborn, and my parents had never
had to train a dog before. So, he was very not well trained. He was wild. He would jump the fence. Being a herding dog, if we would run, he would nip our ankles. It’s what he’s meant to do. – Yeah. – But it did make me more
comfortable around dogs, just having one in the house, and understanding them a little more. – Yeah. – And then, I got my
first guide dog, Gypsy, when I was 13 years old, and it is, like, no– – That was your first dog? At 13 years of age? – Yeah, 13, and I always joked that I was a teen mom. (laughs) Because when you get a guide dog, it’s not a family pet, it’s your dog. So, I had to do everything for this dog, and I was just 13, you know? And at that same time, I started losing the majority of my vision. So, it was a very difficult time. – So, did you ever got to see things? – Yeah, so I was born with sight, but legally blind, but I could see color, I could read print, you know, I could play soccer. For all intents and purposes, I was sighted. – Yeah. – But it’s a degenerative disease. So, it slowly deteriorates over time. – Right, right, right. – And so, I got Gypsy, and there is no relationship like a guide dog and their handler, even within the service dog world, because my life is in his paws. It really is. Because he has to… With a lot of service dogs, you’re telling them what to do. So, for example, in the situation of a wheelchair-support dog. You ask them to go push the
button to go open the door. You ask them to go grab something for you that you’ve dropped. – Right. – With Gallop, he has to
make decisions for me. – Gee. – He has to look, which is why of all service dogs, they have to pass the most tests. They have to be the most highly trained, and the most highly qualified because they have to be leaders. – Yeah. – They have to be able
to look at a situation, and say, “Okay, my mom wants to get here, “but there’s no safe
route to get her there. “I have to now make a decision
of how I can get her there.” So, it’s a lot of pressure. He’s crossing busy streets. I’m telling him when to go, but it’s up to him to decide is it safe. So, there’s so much that these dogs do, guide dogs, and 24/7. So, the trust that I have to
put into a four-legged creature to keep me alive every day is
unbelievable, and that was– – What do you say, like,
low, medium, high trust? What would you– – Oh my, I mean, it becomes apart of you. I cannot question anything he does. I just have to believe. – Amazing partnership. – And that’s why it really is
like no other relationship. Gypsy was the first time I had ever known that level of love. Like, what real… You know, you hear parents say, “There’s no love like
the love for your child,” but that was that for me. Loving Gypsy and trusting her, that she was gonna be
there and keep me safe all of the time, and that she would know what I needed. It’s like nothing else.
– But love and trust is two different things
because a lot of my clients, they love their dogs, but they don’t trust their dog. – Right. – And I know a lot of people
who love their parents, but don’t trust their parents. – Mm-hmm. You know what I’m saying? So, trust is it’s own world. It’s own experience. It’s own connection, you know? And then it’s respect, and then it’s love. So, I have a sign in the
beginning of The Ranch that’s, “Trust, Respect, Love,” you know? And I encourage people
to develop that with dogs because it’s easier to
develop what you’re saying about this connection, this harmony, this fitting things together, you know? Even though they’re two different species, but the partnership, and the family relation, and the becoming one is achievable, and as a father, I want to achieve that
with my kids, obviously, and as a son, I want to achieve that with my mother and my father. As a brother, I want to achieve that, but I have first achieved that with dogs. I can actually evaluate how much trust I have to a human based on all the memories
I have with the dogs, and that’s very incredible what you do, because you’re blind. That’s the only way you can do it. – Yeah. It’s my lifeline, these dogs, and so, with Gypsy, I
went and I got her at 13, and I had to live eight hours away from my family for a month, and every day, 6:00
a.m. you’re getting up, you’re having breakfast. You’re training all day, one-on-one with trainers for a month, and it’s very interesting, and I had to do the same thing when I got Gallop seven years
later after Gypsy passed. The whole month of training
is this balancing act of learning to trust each other, gain respect, and bond. It’s a magical experience. – Yeah. – It really is. That always say in the
guide dog world, you know, “that first transition from
number one to number two is the hardest.” Because you
don’t know what to expect, and no dog will ever guide the same, will ever feel the same. – Is he taller than the previous– – He is. She was 65 pounds, he’s 90. – Oh, shoot. That’s a big difference. (laughs) – Yeah, and I’m 4’10 1/2″. – That’s all you are, four feet– – Yeah, and I’m wearing little
wedges right now on my– – Yeah. – But when I got Gallop,
we were both 85 pounds. So, he literally weighed the
exact same amount as I did. – Oh, wow. 85 pounds, you were? – Yeah, I did. Now, I don’t. (laughing) He gained five pounds, I gained 20. – Okurr! (laughing) – The first day, I did this walk with him, and we were out and we all
would meet back at a cafe. So, we’d walk around the town, and we’d get back to the cafe, and I sat down, and I just burst into tears. I was like, “I’m going
home. I don’t want a dog. “Like, this isn’t Gypsy.” And it was– – Gee! – They’re so, so, so different. Gypsy was like Stella. – Wow! – Yes. Very different dogs. – Jesus. – She was diva, hyper,
like I’d tap my shoulders, she’d get up and dance with me. She’d sit on her back feet, and sit pretty like a human. She was full of personality, and spunk, and life, and she’d pose for the camera, and she loved attention, and she’d run around and bark. He’s like this, and I was like, “This
dog has no personality. “He’s boring. He’s slow.” I just didn’t get him, and I just cried for hours, and I told them, “I’m leaving.” It was a Friday, and they said, “Give him ’til Monday. “He deserves a chance.” – That’s right! – “He deserves a chance. “Give him ’til Monday, “and if you wanna leave
on Monday, you can leave,” and I remember sitting back
at the training facility later that day, and I was sitting on a couch alone, and he’s laying at my feet, and during their first two
years of training at the school, they’re not allowed to go on furniture. Once you get them, and they’re your dog, and you bring them back
home it’s up to you. – Wait, how many? – Two years. They get
trained for two years. – Okay. – So, they’re not allowed on furniture for the first two years of their life. – What that means is rules,
boundaries, limitations. – Yes. – That’s what it means. – Exactly. – So, most people, when they adopt a dog, the first thing they want is for the dog to go on the furniture. So, here’s to your situation
because what I tell people is three kinds of humans
in the world about dogs. People who love dogs, people who are afraid of dogs, and people who don’t like dogs, and that’s pretty much it, right? And so, when a dog doesn’t understand rules, boundaries, limitations, is going to affect people
who are afraid of dogs. It’s going to affect
people who don’t like dogs because that dog has no
understanding about boundaries. No understanding about rules. No understanding about limitations. So, it’s gonna come across anti-social because, in order for a dog
to exist in our society, we have to also remember there is people who are afraid of dogs. There are people who don’t like dogs, and we must respect their choices. – Yeah. – You know what I mean? And so, what you just said right there, what makes therapy dogs so special, is because they go through
the exercise, the discipline, and the affection. So, they have this beautiful structure, and it’s nice and clean, because it’s somebody’s life, versus a dog that doesn’t
have that specific job, doesn’t have clear rules,
boundaries, limitations. It doesn’t have this beautiful
lifestyle with a purpose. He has a purpose. – Yeah. – You know what I mean? And his life is not structured. So, this poor dog is going
to more often be confused because his life is not beautiful. He has no purpose in life. Structure is gonna confuse him, and he’s gonna be frustrated
because nothing is clear. – Yeah. You know what I’m saying? So, the pursuit of happiness
is so important for everybody. The reason for me to come into America is because my happiness was to learn from people who were working with dogs. I didn’t know I was gonna
become The Dog Whisperer. I didn’t know that I
was gonna train people. I just knew that I wanted
to work around dogs, and that was my pursuit of happiness. So, when you find a purpose in life, and when we give them a purpose in life, that makes them feel that they
achieve something in life. – Oh, he loves it. If I take a day off, and chill at home all day, and don’t go out, he still goes on walks. – Right. – But he doesn’t go on harness because I’m takin’ my day off, sleeping, and being lazy. The moment he sees that harness, he’s like, “Get it on me! Get it on me!” He’s trying to shove his head in it. He loves to work. If he sees me go out without
him, the odd occasion, he’s sitting at the door waiting, like, “No, I need to help you. “I need to help you.” – Right. – He really knows his purpose. He knows what he’s here to do, and that’s a big part of the
conversation around retirement. Not every dog wants to do this, and once they’re done, they’ll show you. We don’t force them– – What do they do? – So, a lot of guide dogs, if they’re kind of getting to
the end of their work-life, and they don’t wanna work anymore, they won’t go in the harness. So, you shake the harness,
they won’t go in it. When you try to walk them on a harness, they’ll turn around to go back home. So, they’ll show you signs. They’ll lay down when they’re supposed to be doing a command. – Right. – So, they show you. “I don’t wanna do this anymore.” So, we never make them work when they don’t want to, you know? It’s a two-way street. – Right, right. – But he loves it, and most dogs do. They love to have that job, that purpose, and the school that I go
to, the MIRA Foundation, they do mainly praise rewards. They train them with praise not food. So, it’s mainly love, affection. – Mm-hmm. – So, that’s what he works for. He wants to be loved, and wants the affection.
– What is your pursuit of happiness? What is yours? – I’m happiest when I’m
helping other people. – How do you help them? What do you do? – I mean, I try to use my own
story, my own experiences, my own challenges– – It’s inspiring. – To help other people to educate, to break barriers and stereotypes, change misconceptions, and to help other people
find self-acceptance, to find passion to overcome
challenge in their lives. – That’s huge. Self-acceptance is huge.
– Because that’s what I had to find. It’s number one. When I stopped living
to impress other people, and seek acceptance of others, and started living to accept myself. – Teach me about that. – Well, you know, growing
up, I was very badly bullied, as a disabled child, you know? I was the different kid in class, so I was the easy target. I was clearly vulnerable. So, I was really badly bullied, and so I spent a long time trying to dress like the cool kids, and listen to the cool music, and do what I thought would
make other people like me. – Accept you. – Yeah, and they didn’t, and so, eventually by 14, 15, I was like, “Well, this isn’t working. “I might as well just listen
to the music I want to, “dress how I want to, “and at least, even if
then nobody likes me, “I like myself.” – Right. – Right?
– Just like that? That simple? Yeah, and that’s what I did, and all of a sudden, not
only was I so much happier, ’cause I was actually being authentic, but I actually did start
making authentic connections and relationships with people because they were meeting Molly. – Right. – They weren’t meeting this
shell of who I was trying to pretend I am. – So, you want to fit in. – I did for a long time, but now, I don’t care! I’ll dye my hair purple. I’ll wear what I want. I have a wall of glitter in my room. I’m just Molly. You can like me or not, but I’m happy with who I am. – Yeah. – And I think people see that, and people gravitate towards that. – So, how do you deal
with the blind part of it. How do you accept that? – Well, it comes down to my
grade 10 history teacher, who was the most boring man
I’ve ever met in my life. He would literally sit, and just– – Why? Why are you boring? – He was this 75-year-old man
who would just sit and read straight from the textbook. He wouldn’t teach, he
would just read to you, and you’d just fall asleep. – Oh, shoot. He was in a retirement mode. (laughs) – Yeah, exactly! Exactly! – He didn’t wanna wear the
harness anymore. (laughing) – He was like, “I don’t
wanna be here anymore.” Yeah, he was, like, not
excited to see the harness. – Just let us know, mister. You don’t wanna wear
the harness, that’s all. – Exactly, but one day, this thing
just twigged in me, ’cause he said, “If you can’t
accept something in your life, “you have to change it, “and if you can’t change
it, you need to accept it.” – Right. – And the reality is, there’s
no cure for my disease. – Say it again. – “If you can’t accept
something, you need to change it, “If you can’t change it,
you need to accept it.” – Piece of cake. – Yeah. So, I was like look… It just twigged in my mind, I was like, “I can’t change that I’m blind.” – Let me type that down. – Right? It’s a
life-changing thing for me. It really completely flipped my mindset. – Andre, are you writing this thing? (laughs) “If you can’t” Oh, are you gonna text? (person speaking faintly) Okay, good. – Because for me, it was like, my whole life, from the
time I was five years old, when I was diagnosed, I had spent fundraising
to research for cures. I had spent looking
into stem-cell research, and all these things, and what they were doing to
try to cure my blindness, and there isn’t a cure! – There’s not? – So, why am I focusing
on this mythical thing, hoping one day it’ll exist, instead of living in the now, and accepting my situation as it is? And once I worked on accepting it, I could move on. And once I could move on, I could enjoy every
aspect of my life again, instead of being so stuck
in this resentful, negative, cycle of hating my situation
that I can’t change. So, that was a huge shift for me, and that’s what I wanna help other people get to in their lives, because at the end of the day– – That’s powerful. – We all face challenge. – Yeah! – Some are really big challenges, some are really small. – That’s right. – But it’s gonna be a consistent
thing throughout our lives. We’re gonna have to keep facing challenge, and keep overcoming it. And we all have things we have
to accept about ourselves. – Mm-hmm. – So, if I can help
people, disabled or not, get to that point in their lives, that’s what I wanna do. That’s my happiness. – Especially the non-disabled, you know? Being disabled is definitely
a much easier way to say, “Well, that’s challenging.” – Yeah. It’s an obvious challenge. – “Why her energy is so positive?” “Why’d she continue with her life?” “Why she wanna inspire people? Why” Being disabled should be the
most challenging thing in life. – Yes, and that’s how society’s
been trained to view it, and that’s what I wanna change for people. – Thank you. You know what I tell people about the whole disabled/handicap thing, I say, “Handicap people make dogs normal. “Normal people, make dogs handicap.” ‘Cause handicap people give dogs jobs, and normal people, they
don’t give them a job. So, that handicaps the dog, you know? ‘Cause you can handicap the
soul, the heart, the mind. It’s not only the body that is handicapped. – Yep. – You know what I’m saying? So, that resonates with me, the whole perspective of what handicap is. – Yeah. – You know? So, you just made it clear. I said it all the time, ’cause I seen handicapped people. I never had the experience
of interviewing one, or being so close to one, and having a friendship with one, but the way you explain it, and not only the way you explain it, is the energy that you use
to explain it that is real. See, that’s the authentic part. So, I’m right here,
experiencing what she’s saying, hearing it, and feeling it, and what she’s saying is authentic. It’s not bullshit. It’s real. – Yep. – That’s how you feel. – Yeah. – So, I appreciate that. – And for me, if I can
take all of that pain, and turn it into purpose, and make something of it, that’s my happiness. That’s why I’m here. – Yeah. – And I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. – That’s bad. – I really look at all– – You’re badass, Molly. (laughs) – Thank you! – “I wouldn’t change a thing.” It was like, “Oh…” – To me, sure you get to drive
a car and I can’t do that. – Right. – But I get this incredible
relationship with a dog that no able-bodied human
will ever experience, and that’s special. I mean, it’s like nothing else, and it goes back to them just being like, “You need to give him a chance,” and that afternoon when I was crying, and I didn’t want to accept him, and he was laying at
my feet like he is now. I was still crying, I was still upset, and he stood up, and he put his bum on the
couch like a little human, and he put all four paws on the ground, and he just looked over at me. And I just looked at him, and I had never seen a
dog sit like a human, where his butt’s on the couch, and his four paws are on the ground, and he just looked at me, and I knew he was so wise. – Yeah. – Like he knew. And it was like he looked at me, and was like, “I’m sorry.” Yeah, I saw that eye contact on the pool. – Yeah, he just– – The way he looked at
me, like, “All right. “You’re helping me.”
– He’s so wise. He just knew. He was just like, “I’m
sorry that I’m not Gypsy, “but just give me a chance,” and I just laughed, and I was like, “If he
can make me laugh–” – It’s more like, “Are we
doin’ this shit, or what?” – Yeah. I was just like, “I
need to give him a chance.” – “You’re wastin’ my time. I’m ready.” – Yeah. (laughing) He’s like, “I’m ready, I
don’t know why you’re crying.” – And I was so glad I gave him a chance. – “I’m ready to go. I’m here for you.” Another thing that I tell
the people that I help, sometimes you don’t get the dog you want, you get the dog you need. – Yes. – You know what I mean? – And that was like I told you, Gypsy, my first dog. I wanted a dog named Cleo, and the guide dog school– – You’re so specific. (laughing) – I know, I wanted Cleo! I was like, “Cleo’s my dog. “That’s my girl,” and they were like, “Gypsy wants you. “Gypsy’s chosen you,” and the trainers were like, “You’ll learn to love
Gypsy no matter what. “Gypsy won’t work for
anybody else, she wants you,” and it wasn’t the dog I wanted at first, but it was the dog I needed. She was my guide dog for seven years, and she taught me a hell of a lot, and she went through a
hell of a lot with me. When you were talking about Daddy earlier, and you saying he was with you for that exact chapter in your life, I turned to my mom, and I was like, “That was like Gypsy.” I had got her right before
my dramatic vision loss, and she passed away right before I started my own speaking business, and my own YouTube channel, and that’s when I got Gallop. And it was like she ended
this very pivotal, important, and painful chapter in my life with me, and Gallop came to start the next journey.
– And you needed that much excitement. – Yeah, I needed that. I was always say, ’cause
she wagged her tail 24/7. She would wag her tail in her sleep. She would wag her tail
when she was scared. – Jeez. – She just wagged it all the time, and people would laugh! They were like, “What
is she so happy about?,” and I think in a dark time in my life, she was there to teach me to be happy. – Yeah. Right! – And I think in a difficult
time of high stress in my life, where I’m starting my business, and I’m go, go, go, and I’m moving from Canada to America, and all these things, and I’m traveling the world, and I’m gaining all this great success, which is great but it comes with stress. He’s here to teach me to
be calm, to chill out. – That’s right. – The moment I started bond with him, I was like, “He’s like a Buddha. “He’s my Buddha boy. “He’s just this zen creature,” and I always laugh when… You know, he’s this big, black dog, and people will see him
sometimes and be scared, and I’m like, “If only you knew.” – Yeah, this is the guy. – This is the guy. If you’re afraid of dogs,
this is the one to change it. – This is the guy. – This is the one for you. – That’s right. – Well, Rio is the one to
change your fear of birds. (laughs) – And I felt that, ’cause usually I wouldn’t
be even close to a bird, but I did feel calm around
her to sit very close to her, which is new for me. – Plus, we have such a great trust, and from day one, when
I met her the first day, my heart and her heart got together, and her beak and my nose got together, and her head and my chin. She went with her head under my chin, and it’s almost like a hug. – She nuzzled in. – Yeah, she just went in, and I said, “I’m yours,” and that was it. That was my first bird. So, because I know that
that feeling was present when we were around you, she
would’ve total trust you. You have feel the heart of the animal, you have to feel the spirit of the animal, you have to know when their
instincts are absolutely calm, and that’s something
that you learn to feel, and you as having this “handicap”, which it’s not because you
can see with your eyes closed. You know what I mean? – Mm-hmm. – One of the exercise that I do here, when we do TCWs, which is Training Cesar’s Way, I ask people to close their eyes so they can walk a pack of dogs, ’cause I don’t want them to
see, I want them to feel. – Yeah. – You know what I mean? So, I give them 10 dogs. Five each side, and then I say, “We’re
gonna practice trust, “and then we’re gonna practice calmness. “That’s all I want you to do,” and when I ask them to close
their eyes, they panic. I say, “I’m holding your
shoulder, don’t worry about it.” “Are you sure?,” and then you can see how
their head start growing up, like it’s gonna come out of their neck. – Yeah. – You know what I mean? It’s like they’re trying
to balance themself, detaching their head from
their neck, you know? Or their shoulders get
really close to their ears, like they don’t know how to trust, and completely let go and surrender, so they can experience
what I’m talkin’ about, which is just look from inside of you. – And that’s another gift that I feel like blindness has given me. – Yeah! – Is not only to trust a dog, but I have to trust society all the time. I have to ask complete strangers when I got to order a coffee, “Is it my turn to go up? “Can you help me?” Like, I’m always asking
complete strangers for help. – Yeah. – Just the other day, I went
on a first date with a guy, and the moment we met, I was like, “Hey, I’m gonna teach
you how to guide me.” It’s, you know, I just– – Gee! You took control that fast, Molly? – Yeah! I have to!
– Oh, my gosh! You took control of the guy like, (snaps) – I have to! That’s the thing.
– Good for you, Molly. – We went on two dates, and he acted so into me, and then (claps) – Disappear? – Ghost. Where’d you go? – Oh, he didn’t know what to do with you. – His loss. – Okurr! (laughing) (clapping) Molly is in the house! Okay? So, that’s good, Molly. I’m glad that you’re
confidence levels at the… Yeah, so if a guy– – Most men tell me I’m intimidating, which is funny ’cause I’m 4’10”. – You are, Molly. You are. Yeah, it’s not your size. It’s your energy. You are. You come across like you own the world, which you should, and so, not a lot of guys own themselves, or know themselves. So, it’s true. Women do mature faster than men, because it’s all about– – And I think my situation
made me mature hyper-speed. – Yeah! I would say that. I mean, you’re guiding
yourself a long time, and it’s guys that don’t
have what you have, and they still don’t
know where they’re going. – Yep. – You know where you’re going. You know what you have. You know who you are, and you know what you want, and you already have a mission. Listen, if a guy doesn’t
have a mission, drop him. Just drop him like it’s
hot, like drop him. (blows raspberry) If a guy doesn’t have a mission, he’s gonna waste your time because he’s gonna be
in a “play, explore.” (laughing) You remember when I said,
“Follow, play, explore”? He’s gonna be in a
play-explore state-of-mind, and a woman like you, you don’t need a guy
that is teenager type. – Uh-uh. – You know what I mean? He’s in a play-explore state. You want a guy that’s in that leading-and-know-how-to-follow state. – Dog advice, dating advice, you get it all here. – Yes! Well, it’s the same. To be a good partner to
a woman that I learned, I learned that from a dog, because dogs are great listeners, they make you laugh, and if you need leadership
they give it to you. So, it’s three positions in a pack, Molly. In a pack of dogs, is
the back of the pack. Those are the most sensitive. They listen to everything. The middle of the pack is the
guys who are happy-go-lucky, and this is like the HR
for the human world, right? (laughs) And then it’s the front of the pack. Those are protection, direction. So, one thing that I have learned is I need to be a great listener, so a woman feels that she can trust me, and that she can express herself, and know that I wanna know her, and if I feel that she’s a little sad, and then I make her laugh. Happy-go-lucky, and if she doesn’t know
what are we gonna do, and then I take the position
of direction, protection. Obviously, as a man, it’s my instincts to protect, right? But I have to learn when to
give direction if it’s needed. So, listener, make women laugh, and give direction if it’s needed. Otherwise, go back into
the back of the pack. Being a good listener to me has gave me so much understanding
in what I do for a living. It’s not that I tell the dog what to do. It’s that I listen to the dog, what he wants me to help. So, what makes me a good dog whisperer is that I’m a good listener, not that I tell dogs what to do. That’s really the key. – Well, thanks for having me at The Ranch! This was so fun!
– I love you, Molly! So, next time, Mexican food. I’ll make it. Swimming. – Mm-hmm. – Walking with a pack
of animals, migration, and hopefully we can do
some search and rescue. (person speaking faintly) – Yeah, and you take
a picture with a bird. So, we gotta make progress here, okay? – More to be done. – No more fear to birds, especially with Rio. Rio is a… She’s a goddess. (laughs) She’s like a Beyonce. – She’s Beyonce. – She’s Beyonce. B. (laughs) YouTube family, I’m always
gonna ask you this question, what did you learn? Don’t forget to subscribe. Don’t forget to tell
the whole entire world that we can all become
better humans, better planet, by all understanding how
to connect, communicate, and have an awesome
relationship with Mother Nature, and don’t forget to watch this video with Molly Burke when she goes. I love it very much, and we both are awesome people! That’s why.
– Woo! I agree! (laughs) (upbeat pop music) – Guys, thank you for
watching my YouTube channel. Make sure you subscribe, like and comment, and most importantly, thank
you for helping me to achieve better humans, better planet! Yes we can!

100 thoughts on “Can You Trust Animals Without Sight? ft. Blind YouTuber Molly Burke

  • I am so glad to finally meet Molly Burke, talk to her, and learn from her. What did you learn? And what would you like me to do a video about next?

  • I don’t consider Molly as disabled simply because she navigates the world way more confidently and competently than I do, she has fewer self-imposed limitations than I do and is generally living life to the fullest which I am not – and I am not (apparently) “disabled”.

  • I learned that some people haven't heard of the Serenity Prayer but that the gist of it still gets around which is a beautiful thing. I also learned that Cesar has a little tongue popping, finger snapping attitude in him and that's FUN! I've always admired his calm, self-possessed presence and now I get to enjoy a little playful attitude, too. Gotta love it!!

  • Not only is Ceasar good with Dogs hes also good with people. He seemed genuinely interested in what she had to say and about her.

  • I love dogs so much that I wish one day I will have what you have Cesar…slowly making my dream come true and creating my own dog paradise 🙂 thank you for teaching me dog behaviour. Because of that I finally know how to comunicate with dogs 🙂 love you and God bless you :*

  • I have Catalan sheepdogs, and one of the puppies we bred (their first birthday today) is now living with a polish lowland, both are ‘show dogs’ and very well behaved.
    I love molly and gallop they’re amazing. Loved the other video where gallop relearnt to love water.
    My Catalan pup (that we bred) is in training as an assistance dog, we say she was sent to us for me. Early stages but so far she’s picking pup the training and excelling in it. we started taking her basic polite obedience to the next level four months ago and her behaviour during public access is so good, she makes us so proud. we had a parent point her out to a misbehaving child as an example of how to behave! Which was quite funny for us.

  • Molly I’m So happy that you understand breeds and what they were meant to do. Such as the herding dog you mentioned. I show dogs and so many people will go out and get any dog that looks cute just for the sole reason that they’re cute. But then when they start doing the things that come along with the breed such as a herding dog nipping ankles they immediately blame the dog instead of understanding what they were bred to do. ♥️ Not every dog is going to be the perfect fit and people need to understand that! Research is very important when choosing your new family member.

  • This is a very interesting video, thank you so much for sharing with us. I am also blind from it retinitis pigmentosa just like Molly. Thanks! Matt

  • This is such a great show! Molly is wonderful too! This format is wonderful. Your magic touch is amazing

  • i fall into categories 2 and 3. well, sometimes i like dogs, but most of the time i don't. i only like and am not afraid of the dogs i already knew before i became afraid of dogs and before i decided i don't like dogs much.

  • Ceasar, how we have loved you and are so happy to seen you here on u=tube. God Bless You and Lift you up from now on.

  • I love your guide on how to train us owners, on how to communicate with our furry children. I would love to see you train a Shiba Inu. We have three females, they are beautiful girls and very loving. I have a issue with them killing anything on the ground in our yard. I really upsets me. How do I stop that

  • Absolutely loved this interview! Great connection and energy. I really hope you do more video's like this ceaser. Thanks a lot x

  • Hola cesar me encanta tu programa, me gustaría que tus videos puedan tener subtitulos en español, saludos desde la CDMX 😎👍

  • I love how this went from you learning all about Molly and Gallop's story, talking about animal behaviour & purpose to giving Molly some solid dating advice.👍💖 Awesome what you did for Gallop and helping him be comfortable in the water again 🙂

  • As I have a progressive disease I need to challenge myself everyday, and accept all the new challenges that comes along with the disease..

  • Love love love molly, but I’d like to make the point that guide dogs are NOT the only type of service dogs who make life and death decisions. I have a medical alert and mobility dog and she has to make decisions for me while I’m unconscious. My dog had two and a half years of training and has to decide by herself what I need in different situations and how best to protect me. If she didn’t do her job correctly I could get seriously injured or even die. Those of us with serious medical conditions place as much trust in our service dogs as guide dog users place in theirs

  • I absolutely loved their conversation about that first sense of trust and love and respect with an animal! Which is why I’m studying Human-Animal Interaction. GO AGGIES!!! The only school to have a minor that specializes in the human-animal bond: New Mexico State University!!!!

  • Trust is so important, and comes before respect and love. But it also seems to be the hardest thing to, not only understand, but practice as well.

    Finally (at 33 years old) I know that I DO need to pursue my happiness by working with dogs, (YESS I'm so happy, because I was aware of this from childhood, thank you for this extra inspiration through this video).

    Since this revelation I try and learn about working, but also training with dogs, which leads me to my question;

    "How can we make dog trainers more aware of the first part: TRUST?
    How can we make that bridge between dog psychology and dog training?"

    There seems to be a gap… And I understand this is close to the core of your purpose.
    I would LOVE to see a video where you get closer (trough) to a dog trainer, such as Victoria Stillwell from the show 'It's me or the dog'. She's amazing at what she does, but I feel like she misses the core, the understanding of trust.

    I genuinely think that it would make an amazingly interesting video and it would help spread the understanding of Trust Respect Love!

    Thank you so much for inspiring me and the world, thank you.
    Big hug, Jeske

  • So much wisdom in this video. This is the collab I didn't know I needed💓 "If you can't accept something,you need to change it. If you can't change it then you need to learn to accept it."

  • Great video, by the way im Polish and i didn’t know that such a race like polish lowland sheepdog even exists! 😍😯🐶

  • I have admired you since I first heard about you. My daughter would always watch your show and then I was hooked too!
    You are an amazing dog trainer and I’m so happy to find your You Tube channel!!!❤️

  • Cesar I am so happy that you met Molly and Gallop. They are both such amazing souls and I love all of you!

  • WoW..
    I was lead into watching this video by the catchy title in curiosity of finding out how you can learn to trust while you’re disabled. Not only did this video lead me to questioning myself in what is my real true pursuit of happiness… It has given me tools, it has given me an awesome quotes to think about and share.. And it has given me hope! Not only will I be better equipped to work with all my dogs now, I will also be better equipped to work with myself..thank you 🙏

  • I love I love listening to you interact with your guy dog, since I am also blind, it gives so much hope and inspiration to the freedom and independence that a guide animal can provide. Thank you for being such a great advocate for all of us who are blind or visually impaired. Matt

  • Love this interview! So so interesting. I fostered 5 dogs and then adopted one and it’s so hard to treat my own dog the same. I want to treat him but know it’s not good for his boundaries and training. Thanks molly and Cesar!

  • Please please please collaborate again this gave me so much joy, hope and happiness thank you to all of you❤️ meeting Cesar is on my bucket list and has been for 8 years now. He’s so intelligent, kind, caring, just his presence would make anyone feel better. And molly, my gosh. What a beautiful soul inside and out. You are such an Inspiration. I adore you and am so thankful for your presence in this world.
    Keep doing what y’all are doing, which is bring joy happiness positivity and serenity to the world.

  • Two amazing people having a good connection (around dogs) and interesting conversation! Wonderful show! Go Molly! Go Cesar!

  • Love that quote @mollyburke

    If you can’t accept something in your life, you have to change it, if you can’t change it, you have to accept it. #mollyburke #lifegoals

    That is going on my wall! I’m 36 i have chronic lung failure (on 24/7 oxygen & bipap), epilepsy, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, gastroparesis (tube fed only) Intestinal Failure (I have a ileostomy) I suffer from anaphylaxis, I am bed bound/wheelchair bound due to leg paralysis due to severe nerve damage.

    I recently lost my dog Roubin a Maltese terrier last September and I lost my cat Tinkerbell on July 9th this year.
    I have been so lost.
    I am house bound 99% of the time the only time I leave my house is for a emergency hospital admission in ICU where I’m ventilated on life support a lot of the time.

    Part of me wants another pet but I feel like I’m being a traitor to my boy and girl. I miss the silliness of watching them, I miss laughing at them, I miss telling them all my deepest darkest thoughts.

    How long should you wait after losing an animal before getting a new one.

    In regards to the quote I am sad and angry at my situation but I can’t change it, I thought I had accepted it but have I really……as I’m still holding on to a lot of sadness for my life when I wasn’t AS sick?

    Gil xxx

  • 12:12 Cesar shhh Molly was literally about to explain where her bond with Gallop started and you butt in with your agenda. Listening is an important skill.

  • Molly Burke is truly an inspiration. You should check her out on Youtube, sky diving with the Dolan twins and driving for the first time with Shane Dawson. Loved this Cesar!!

  • Great interview and so many lessons about being a good owner for your dog. Admittedly,I've been a little lax with my own dogs and an important fact to remember. You may not always be that dog's owner due to unforeseen circumstances, and it is important to give them a foundation of behavior that gives them the best chance at a lifetime of good experiences.

  • Lovely video. As the service animal for my blind wife, I have the utmost respect for your fur babies. We have thought about service dogs, but my wife cannot spare 4 weeks away from work for dog training.

  • I feel like Molly of dogs jumping on her out of no where, except I'm not scared of dogs I'm scared of the dark and I'm not blind

  • It is true…. you love someone/pet ect…. first because you respect them. 2nd because you trust them 3rd comes the point you can say you love them

  • "If you can't accept it you need to change it. If you can't change it, you have to accept it." – I have lived by those words for nearly a year now and my life has improved so much. I now have stable goals, have made friends who accept me for me rather than who I would pretend to me, have my amazing service dog by my side and trust him to make my decision and keep me safe: my entire life is so much brighter because of those words <3

  • 17:00 This philosophy that Molly is talking about can also swing to the other side of things, where you only care about yourself, do not care about others, and block/wall everyone else off. A healthy amount of self-acceptance is needed but not so much so that it turns into self-indulgence.

  • Watching this video Has really helped me Get my Dog To Be Okay about the water and it's okay to be in the pool and stuff and he's made improvements But he Will always tug at his leash when he sees a car and he'll try to chase it and it's hard to keep him under Control Cause he's a Dalmatian boxer mix and he's hyper active

  • I learned why my Labrador was so happy during his life because I trusted him and he had a job to do that he seemed to love, he looked after me everyday like he was a trained service dog even though he wasn't. Labs are just so naturally caring and good with people with disabilities, he knew when I needed extra care or company or cheering up. He knew when I was in a lot of pain and I couldn't walk fast or far he would just walk at my pace never dragging me down the road and never trying to take me further than I could handle. RIP my beloved Fergus I miss you everyday.

  • My disability (chronic pain) set in at 14 (11 years ago) and changing my focus from cure to comfort has had the biggest impact on my health and happiness. Instead of focusing on the negative and fighting it, I'm accepting it and looking for ways to make the best of my situation. It really is the key to happiness.

  • so awesome to see people who break disability stereotypes and yes I can say that bc I'm legitametly disabled myself. DOGS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! gurl, lemme tell you I got my dog after my accident – LIFESAVER- the emotional support, loyalty, love, is so overwhelming especially when some people aren't 'blind' to disability (discriminate) and can't handle someone who's different' from them, that's all just different. My dog doesn't see my disability as a disability he actually bonds w/ my wheelchair, he insists on walking underneath it and will nap or seek comfort underneath it.

  • Thank you Molly and Cisar for this wonderful video. As a disabled person as well, I am so glad to have another understand about how a blind or visually impaired person could navigate the world through as I call it, reading the energy of others. I've always understood dogs more than people and am about to apply for my guide dog. Molly, you have given me so much understanding into the partnership between a guide dog and his/her handler, and have convinced me that I am making the right choice in applying. Cisar's dating advice made me laugh; in fact I often wonder why cann't more men be more like calm assertive dogs ahhaha It would make things so much clearer, no? You are both doing such a wonderful job in teaching and inspiering people and I have deffinately learned a lot from the both of you. You will find your man Molly. 🙂

  • Polish Lowland Sheepdog aren't so rare… in Poland. We always have some of this breed on dog shows. 😀 They're cute looking dogs, but If I have to choose polish breed I'd buy Polish Tatra Sheepdog. They're bigger (big dogs are super cool), have less furr and that's just my type of dog.

  • Am I the only one getting so much Harry Potter references from this interview ???
    17:40 That history teacher that is LITERALLY Professor Binns

    23:45 The dog that chooses the owner like ''The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter''

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