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is a best-selling author, a much in demand public speaker, a branded pet care product designer/entrepreneur and, not least of all, an internationally popular and iconic series star of the hit TV show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan," National Geographic WILD's flagship series.
Simply put, Millan is the $40 billion pet care industry's most recognized and sought-after authority working in the field of dog care and rehabilitation.
Notably, in addition to co-creating and starring in "Dog Whisperer," Millan has co-authored six books: the New York Times #1 Bestseller Cesar's Way, the New York Times Bestseller Be The Pack Leader, Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: The Ultimate Episode Guide, A Member of the Family, How to Raise the Perfect Dog, and Cesar's Rules,which will be released in October 2010.
has also generated numerous instructional DVDs and CDs, and continues to host a popular series of seminars where attendees learn how to apply his
extensive knowledge of dog psychology and rehabilitation techniques.
In the summer of 2008 Millan
designed and created his
own proprietary, exclusive line of dog products, which include organic dog food, health aids, olfactory toys, natural treats, leashes, ergonomic collars, and specially designed, breed-specific beds, among other items.
Millan's products were well received from the beginning, selling out in 20 minutes when first offered on QVC
and today are distributed at various retailers including Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Petco.
In 2011, Millan launched a new "pack-tested" line of products that were researched using Cesar's own pack of dogs at his Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, Calif. in order to find the products, treats, bedding, and grooming tools that best suit a dog's instinctual needs.
Millan was born in rural Culiacan, Mexico, and grew up in a small house with no amenities.
spent much of his
early childhood on his
grandfather's farm in nearby Ixpalino, where he
observed the behavior of the farm's many dogs.
was a teenager, his
family purchased their first TV set.
preferred the classic "Lassie" and "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" series and, inspired by them, dreamed that he
would move to California and become the world's best dog trainer.
In December of 1990, at the age of 21, Millan
, who spoke no English, crossed the border into California and began living in San Diego.
lived on the streets for a month until he
landed a job grooming dogs, soon gaining a reputation for his
calming effect on even the most difficult dogs.
With a few dollars in his
moved north to Los Angeles and took a job washing cars.
During this time, Millan
was surprised by how troubled so many of the dogs he
encountered seemed to be and how disconnected Americans seemed to be from nature and the world around them.
began thinking that he
should redirect his
dream to becoming a rehabilitator of dogs and a trainer of humans.
With the money he
saved from washing cars, he
started a freelance dog rehabilitation service, primarily offering his
expertise with extreme cases.
was quickly recommended around town and his
client list expanded rapidly.
In 1994, he
came to the attention of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith who likewise referred him to other celebrities.
became inspired to upgrade his
business and broaden his
exposure in the community, which led him to open his
first Dog Psychology Center
, a two-acre facility in South Los Angeles, designed to rehabilitate troubled, aggressive, and condemned dogs.
The center, which housed a pack of thirty to forty "un-adoptable" and abandoned dogs, was moved to the Santa Clarita Valley to allow for expansion and modernization.
The new facility stretches over 43 acres and includes a sheep herding area, swimming pool, obstacle course, and hiking trails.
In 2002, Millan
was profiled in the Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles-based production company MPH Entertainment and Emery/Sumner Productions called upon Millan with the idea of creating a TV series around his unique practice.
, a multi-award winning production company that discovered and executive produced the hit film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, next developed and filmed a 'pilot' show entitled "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan," and sold it to the National Geographic Channel, where it became the cable network's top rated series its first season.
is a pop culture icon, inspiring flattering parodies on "South Park" and "Saturday Night Live;" references on popular shows including "Two and a Half Men," "Jeopardy!
has worked with many celebrity clients including Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Oprah Winfrey, Nicolas Cage, Michael Eisner, Mark Zuckerberg, Scott Rudin, S.I. Newhouse, Ridley Scott, Rebecca Romijn, Michael Bay, Hillary and Haylie Duff, Denise Richards, Ashley Simpson and Pete Wentz, Virginia Madsen, Vin Diesel, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, and many others.
has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his
In 2005, the National Humane Society
Genesis Award Committee presented him with a Special Commendation for his
work in rehabilitating animals; in 2006, 2007 and 2009 "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
" was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program; in 2006, Millan was awarded honorary membership in the International Association of Canine Professionals; in 2007, he
was awarded the Michael Landon Award for Inspiration to Youth Through Television; and in 2008, he
was honored with a Treasure Award from the City of Los Angeles.
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.
On Valentine's Day 2007, Millan officially launched the Millan Foundation, "a national, non-profit organization designed to aid and support the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abused and abandoned dogs.
The cornerstone initiatives include Shelter Stars, an affiliation program created in 2009 that promotes positive, healthy relationships between families and the dogs they adopt; a spay/neuter education and awareness campaign about the overpopulation of pets that leads to over 4.5 million euthanized animals every year, including a public service announcement directed at the Spanish-speaking population; and the recently launched Mutt-i-grees curriculum, a joint effort with Yale University's School of the 21st Century
that aims to teach children about social and emotional intelligence, using natural instincts to develop care and compassion not only to other people, but also to shelter dogs.
"The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan", currently in its seventh season, is seen weeknights across the US on Nat Geo WILD in addition to airing in more than 100 countries worldwide.
In the Fall 2009, Millan launched Cesar's Way Magazine.
Cesar Millan Inc.
produces a weekly e-newsletter and website that features Millan's tips, news, and other content of interest to fans and dog lovers alike.
also appears in Cesar Live tours around the world, an upbeat series of live training seminars.
has completed tours in Australia, the U.S., the U.K., Canada, and will be touring through Europe in May 2011.
announced in April 2011 a partnership with POWWOW, a VéRTICE 360 media and entertainment company, with offices in Los Angeles, Miami and Buenos Aires, have announced a partnership to create original new content for the Spanish speaking audiences of Latin America and Spain.
teaches that, in order to properly fulfill both our dogs and ourselves, we each need to become our canine's calm-assertive pack leader.
A dog that doesn't trust its human to be a good pack leader becomes unbalanced and often exhibits unwanted or anti-social behaviors.
does not "train" dogs in the sense of teaching them commands like "sit," "stay," "come," and "heel" - he
rehabilitates unbalanced dogs and helps "re-train" their owners to better understand how to see the world through a dog's eyes.
Cesar counsels people to calmly, assertively, and consistently give their dogs rules, boundaries, and limitations to establish themselves as solid pack leaders and to help correct and control unwanted behavior.
doesn't believe in "quick fixes.
Though changing some behaviors can appear to happen in a relatively short period of time, none of those changes will "stick" unless the human acts consistently with his
dog every day to keep unwanted behaviors from returning.
In Cesar's opinion, no one should ever hit or yell at a dog to correct unwanted behavior.
What is Cesar Millan, Inc.?
Cesar Millan, Inc.
(CMI) is a dynamic, diversified multi-national company that supports and endorses the work and philosophy of dog behavior expert Cesar Millan