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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.

8 comments
Brenda Massingille
Brenda Massingille

I have a four year old beagle.  He is the light of my life.  I've been diagnosed with an incurable disease.  This dog has saved me.  He's always by my side.   I need help because he can't be left alone.   He cries he tears things up he makes himself sick.   When someone is around he's fine the best dog ever.   I love him and want with all my heart to keep him.  I need this surgery that will require me to be gone for three months.  If I can't get him so he can be alone  while my husband is at work.   He works long hours or get him to be ok with someone else helping watch hm.   Please we could use your help.  Thank You.

Kacie Stalter
Kacie Stalter

 We are in need of help with our 4 1/2 month old German Shepherd.  We are a military family and we would like for our dog to break his current habits before my fiance leaves for another deployment.  Since my fiance comes and goes with work a lot, I have taken the lead in training and socializing our puppy.  He is a very timid dog when it comes to other dogs and people.  With other dogs he tries to hide behind us and with other people he tries to bark forward toward them. I walk with him at my side to ensure that he isn't in front of me and feels like he needs to protect me.  I am also a very calm person and his behavior doesn't cause my energy to change, but he doesn't seem to respond to any of the training I have tried. I have tried making sure that he is in a calm state before taking him for walks or having him meet people and it doesn't seem to change. I have also tried snapping him out of his excited state right before he starts to bark at someone and that doesn't seem to work either.  He also mouths a lot and we have tried so many ways to teach him that his mouthing hurts.  We have tried yelping like a puppy would and then ignoring him, redirecting his mouth to one of his chew toys, getting up and walking away until he calms down, directing him to his bed to calm down and not get up until he is in a calm state, we are running out of options.  Being a military family and having a lot of the responsibility fall on me since my fiance is gone a lot is hard enough, I just want to be able to take our dog places and have company over without our dog scaring them.  We would greatly appreciate any type of help from you!!! If you could reach out to us we really would appreciate it. 

Karen Gz
Karen Gz

we need some help when I first moved to Hesperia we bought a puppy Chihuahua of some girls in front of the store she is grown now but I recently brought a new dog home she is a American bully right now she is 3 months old the Chihuahua does not get along with her she actually does not like any other dogs she growls, shows her teeth and snaps at them the American bully can not walk or try to play with the Chihuahua because she will snap at her we have to constantly keep them apart we need help please

Denise LaFountain
Denise LaFountain

In need of help. We have a choc lab n German shorthair. We can't keep them in the yards so we put them on chains n I don't like a chain. Need help so we can take them off help!!!!!

Suzanne Sonnenberg
Suzanne Sonnenberg

So glad you are back. I have missed you. I have a 10 yr. old GSD female. She is all of a sudden out of the blue frightened of noises. Even the vacuum upstairs she tries to get on the couch with me. Is this common for older dogs?

Mara Godfrey
Mara Godfrey

We have 2 cane corsos (a male and female that are still intact) as well as an (un-neutered male) Neapolitan Mastiff. The males do not get along at all and we are in desperate need of help. We love them all and want them to all get along. Please help us!!! 

Carol Hutchings
Carol Hutchings

I WOULD LIKE CESAR TO COME AND FIX US ALL.

HOW WOULD I GO ABOUT DOING THIS?


Carol Hutchings
Carol Hutchings

MY DOG IS A MIN PIN MIX AND HE TENDS TO BARK A LOT WHEN PEOPLE COME OVER, AND HE TRIES TO BITE PEOPLE IF THEY COME NEAR ME OR MY HUSBAND. HE HAS ALSO BITTEN ME MORE TIMES THAN I WOULD LIKE.