With more than 25 years of experience, renowned dog behavior expert and New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan is one of the most sought-after authorities in the field of dog care and rehabilitation. In March 2014, Millan brings his unmatched canine abilities to communities terrorized by unruly hounds in Nat Geo WILD’s new series “Cesar 911.”
During the nine-season run of his hit series “Dog Whisperer,” he rehabilitated hundreds of aggressive, scared, lazy, compulsive and jealous dogs, as well as the families that were usually in the dark about how their own behavior contributed 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 “The Colbert Report”; and appearances on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “The Today Show,” “The View,” and “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”
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. Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in the Santa Clarita Valley stretches over 43 acres and includes a sheepherding 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 at any given time.
In addition to executive producing “Cesar 911,” Millan has co-authored six books, including Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog (now available in paperback). He has also 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 was born in Culiacan, Mexico. He lives in Southern California and is the proud father of two sons, Andre and Calvin.