Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan


5/12/1969, Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Birth Name


  • Cesar Milan on The Dog Whisperer.
  • Cesar Milan on The Dog Whisperer.
  • Cesar Milan on The Dog Whisperer.
  • Cesar Milan on The Dog Whisperer.
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Cesar was born and raised in Mexico. Even as a child he had a natural talent in dog communication. Since he always seemed to be surrounded by dogs, he was given the nickname "El Perrero", which translated means the Dogman. After he migrated to America he made sure…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Celebrities who have sought out Cesar for help with their dogs include Oprah Winfrey,Hilary Duff,Nicolas Cage, Daisy Fuentes, Will and Jada Smith, and Annie Potts. Included in that list also are film directors Ridley Scott and Michael Bay.

    • Cesar was born and raised in Mexico where from an early age he gained a special connection with dogs and earned the nickname "El Perrero" which is latin for "The Dogman".

    • Cesar's wife and children all help at his Dog Psychology Center.

    • Cesar is married to wife, Illusion, and they have 2 sons named Cesar Andre (11 yrs) and Calvin Christian (7 yrs).

    • Cesar has a dog psychology center located in South Los Angeles, an area which gained notoriety during the Los Angeles riots in 1992.

    • A one time illegal immigrant from Mexico who worked his way to TV fame in National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer and New York Times best-seller list with Cesar's Way, a book about canine psychology, from being a dog groomer in San Diego.

    • Cesar Millan has joined the long list of celebrities to be lampooned on South Park. It happened in South Park episode 146, entitled "Tsst."

  • Quotes

    • Cesar: Loving a dog is one thing, humanizing and pampering the animal is another. It's a selfish attitude because it's what the human wants, instead of really seeing the picture - what does the dog need?

    • Cesar: The most common mistake in America is that we humanize dogs. There's nothing wrong with loving a dog like a human, but it's important for them to become dogs first and become fulfilled as a dog.

    • Cesar: When I'm with a dog, I want to be one. Two species but moving as one.

    • Cesar: I'm open for possibilities. I'm open for choices. I always welcome new ideas. I'm always eager to learn. I'm never going to close my mind from learning.

    • Cesar: Exercise, discipline, and affection is Cesar Millan. And calm-assertive energy—you heard it from me.

    • Cesar: A vigorous, -- 45-minute walk done correctly, with you in front! -- every morning is crucial. This represents a primal migration with the pack leader. So it becomes both a physical and psychological exercise. Well over 50 percent of all barking cases are caused by lack of exercise.

    • Cesar: I have Harvard graduates for clients who can't control a chihuahua.

    • Cesar: This is the best country on Earth for that freedom that you get. You can be nobody, and you can take it to the top. That's the freedom that you get in America. Third World countries, no way. They will block you in a second.

    • Cesar: Education is the key of anything, to know more than the dog. In those first 10 seconds, they're going to know how much do you know, not how much you make, but how much you know, how much psychology do you know about them. If you don't know much, they're automatically going to take over.

    • Cesar: My strongest cases are billionaire men, [who say], 'Oh, no, I just want you to fix my dog.' [I say], 'You're not paying me to fix your dog. I'm not a dog trainer. I rehabilitate dogs, and I train people. That's what I do.'

  • This man works wonders.

    If I could, I would have Cesar Millan come to my house and help with my dogs. He is, quite simply, brilliant and amazing. It's wonderful to see him work, not only with pets, but with their owners as well. I am impressed with his endless patience. Some of the pets he encounters seem beyond redemption. Some of the owners he encounters seem too idiotic for words. Cesar's show, The Dog Whisperer, has helped me understand my dogs better. He has this uncanny ability to make every thing my dogs do make sense. I've tried some his less risky techniques with my dogs and they work. One day I will have him come to my house and help me train my dogs properly. I think Cesar Millan is wonderful. :)moreless
  • good host and excellent dog trainer...

    Cesar Millan is the host of Dog Whisperer and he really does a great job. He brings his knowledge of dogs and what they need to the show and it's very educational to watch. I love dogs. I love how he has like a ton of dogs and a lot of them were rescues. He really teaches people how to train their dogs and treat their dogs how they need to be treated. He is also pretty funny and his hair is just wacky. Overall, great host and just an overall great guy and I really think he will open people's eyes so they'll treat their animals better and not look at steryotypes.moreless