The New York Times has a little article about how parents are using Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan's techniques to deal with their kids. I don't have the time to go into why, um, this might not be the best idea in the world, but I welcome comments. (I love Cesar for his pitbull advocacy, but will point out that more that research has not supported some of his more controversial methods. At all.) I will point out that Karen Pryor, clicker trainer whiz, might be a better source of cross-species training. Check out her classic "Don't Shoot the Dog."
And finally, I believe South Park beat the New York Times on this subject...by about three years.