A spokesman for National Geographic Channels television says a video clip without context caused a flurry of concern over dog trainer Cesar Millan's methods when he used pigs to help in dog training.

Cesar Millan of the television show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan" speaks during the National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD portion of the 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 13, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Spokesman Chad Sandhas says Millan was working with an aggressive French bulldog-terrier mix named Simon, who has a history of attacking other animals, including his owner's pet pot-bellied pigs. The teaser clip showed Simon chasing a pig and nipping its ear, causing it to bleed.

Los Angeles County animal control officers went to Millan's Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita on Thursday, but the trainer was not there.

Jill Breitner initiated a petition on Change.org, calling for Nat Geo WILD to take the show "Cesar 911" off the air.

Calls to county animal control were not immediately returned.


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