In Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition, renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan travels far and wide to help pups and their families. Millan rehabilitates dogs and trains families to achieve a balance and natural relationship between people and their pets, and goes directly into the homes of dog owners to document the remarkable transformations that occur.
About the Host
As a teenager in rural Mexico, Cesar Millan dreamed that he would one day move to California and become “the world’s best dog trainer.” Now with the launch of the Dog Whisperer: Family Edition, Cesar is well on his way to achieving that dream.
Renowned dog behavior expert and New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan is one of the most sought-after specialists working in the field of dog rehabilitation. Millan has been called “a Dr. Phil for dogs,” and for good reason. He amazingly rehabilitates aggressive, scared, lazy, compulsive and jealous dogs, as well as the families that are usually in the dark about how their own behavior contributes to their dogs’ quirky traits.
Millan has grown into a pop culture phenomenon, including parodies on “South Park” and “Saturday Night Live”; references on popular shows including “Jeopardy!” and “Two and a Half Men”; and appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “Live with Regis and Kelly.”
Millan has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his career, including Emmy nominations in 2006, 2007 and 2009 for Outstanding Reality Program. He continues to be recognized and awarded by rescue and animal welfare organizations for his commitment to the betterment of animals and their relationships with people around the world.
Notably, in addition to Dog Whisperer: Family Edition, Millan has co-authored six books, generated numerous instructional DVDs and CDs, and hosts a popular series of live training seminars where attendees learn how to apply his extensive knowledge of dog psychology and rehabilitation techniques. In the fall of 2009, he launched Cesar’s Way Magazine, and he also appears in Cesar Live tours around the world. In 2007, Cesar officially launched the Millan Foundation, “a national, nonprofit organization designed to aid and support the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abused and abandoned dogs.”
Millan has more than 20 years of experience with canines. His unique talent with dogs first developed on his grandfather’s farm in Mexico. In 1994, he came to the attention of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, who began referring him to other celebrities and friends. Other celebrity clients include Howie Mandel, Patti LaBelle, Vin Diesel, Nicolas Cage, Scarlett Johannson, Hilary Duff, Daisy Fuentes, Annie Potts, “Downtown” Julie Brown, and movie directors Ridley Scott and Michael Bay.
Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in the Santa Clarita Valley stretches over 43 acres and includes a sheep-herding area, swimming pool, obstacle course and hiking trails. It was designed to rehabilitate troubled, aggressive and condemned dogs. The center houses a pack of 30 to 40 “unadoptable” and abandoned dogs.
Millan was born in Culiacan, Mexico. He lives in Southern California and is the proud father of two sons, Andre and Calvin.