updated 11/14/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/14/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET
Another era of Kirstie Alley and Maksim Chmerkovskiy has come to an end.
When asked how she managed to tame her bad-boy partner, Alley told PEOPLE with a laugh, “Tranquilizers. Horse tranquilizers because human ones didn’t work.”