Dog Whisperer

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  • TV-G
  • 2004
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.9  (2,830)

Dog Whisperer was a highly popular television show that ran from 2004 to 2016 on the National Geographic channel. The show was hosted by renowned dog trainer Cesar Millan, who had an uncanny ability to communicate with dogs and help them overcome tough behavioral issues using a combination of psychology and exercise.

Each episode of the show focused on a particular dog or set of dogs who were experiencing a problem that was causing distress to their owners. From aggressive behavior to separation anxiety, Cesar Millan would analyze the situation and develop a custom training plan to help the dogs overcome their issues.

One of the key distinguishing factors of Dog Whisperer was the way that it approached dog training as a holistic process, rather than simply focusing on isolated behavioral problems. Cesar Millan believed that many issues stemmed from a lack of proper exercise, discipline, and affection. He emphasized that dog owners needed to be confident and assertive in their role as pack leaders to help their dogs feel secure and confident.

Throughout the show, Cesar Millan worked with a wide variety of dog breeds and temperaments, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes. He also worked with owners who had different levels of experience and understanding of their dogs' needs. In many cases, he would coach owners on how to become more in tune with their dogs and take a more active approach to training and discipline.

The show also featured a number of heartwarming success stories, as dogs who were once deemed "untrainable" were able to overcome their issues and live happier, healthier lives. Viewers could see the incredible transformation that could happen when owners were able to establish a strong bond with their dogs and provide them with the guidance and structure they needed to thrive.

Another noteworthy aspect of Dog Whisperer was the way it showcased Cesar Millan's unique perspective on dogs and their behavior. He encouraged viewers to view dogs as animals with distinct personalities and needs, rather than simply pets to be treated as objects. He emphasized the importance of understanding dog body language and using positive reinforcement techniques to build trust and respect.

Beyond its entertainment value, Dog Whisperer also had a significant impact on the world of dog training and animal behavior. Cesar Millan's philosophy and approaches were widely celebrated, and his ability to connect with dogs and help them overcome behavioral problems was seen as a groundbreaking development.

Over the course of its twelve-year run, Dog Whisperer became one of the most beloved and successful animal-centric shows on television. It garnered numerous awards and accolades, and remains a favorite of dog lovers and animal enthusiasts to this day. Even though it is no longer in production, its legacy lives on as a prime example of how understanding animal behavior can lead to healthier and happier bonds between humans and their furry friends.

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Cesar's Worst Bite
12. Cesar's Worst Bite
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A couple are concerned their Lab, who becomes aggressive around food, could harm their 18-month-old son. Cesar helps a homeless woman's protective pit bull adapt to a women's shelter.
Hollywood Hounds
11. Hollywood Hounds
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Daytona Dogs
10. Daytona Dogs
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Cesar visits the Halifax Humane Society with NASCAR driver Greg Biffle and his wife, Nichole. Later he helps another NASCAR driver, Kevin Harvick, teach his Chihuahua how to overcome social anxiety.
Fear Factor
9. Fear Factor
August 25, 2012
Cesar helps a cocker spaniel and a labradoodle overcome their fears.
Bad Dogs of Comedy
8. Bad Dogs of Comedy
August 18, 2012
The host helps comedians Skyler Stone, Ralphie May, Lahna Turner and Paul Rodriguez set boundaries with their dogs.
Playboy Playmates
7. Playboy Playmates
August 11, 2012
Three Playboy Playmates seek help this week.
Anger Management
6. Anger Management
August 4, 2012
Cesar helps owners manage an angry dog.
Jersey Shore Dogs
5. Jersey Shore Dogs
July 28, 2012
Cesar helps tame an overly energetic mastiff mix and two misbehaving miniature dachshunds.
Battle of Britain
4. Battle of Britain
July 21, 2012
Before Cesar leaves the U.K., he helps a collie mix that's paranoid about walking outside, an overly energetic Labrador and a klee kai that gets anxious around other dogs.
Cesar Conquers London
3. Cesar Conquers London
July 14, 2012
Cesar tries to help two dogs that have spent the majority of their lives in Africa and are having trouble adjusting to their new surroundings in London. He also works with a Jack Russell terrier that acts up around guests, and a dog walker who struggles to control her own Patterdale-terrier mix.
London Calling!
2. London Calling!
July 7, 2012
Cesar continues his U.K. tour in London, where he meets a pup named Herbie who is forced to be muzzled in public because of past bad behavior. Also: a pair of German shepherd littermates have grown wild and dominant with one another; an English cocker spaniel refuses to ride in cars.
Horrible Hounds of the UK
1. Horrible Hounds of the UK
July 7, 2012
The ninth season premiere begins with Cesar Millan heading to the U.K. to help troubled dog owners. Included: a 17-year-old gets help handling his two out-of-control Jack Russell terriers; a rescue dog's territorial behavior is addressed.
  • Premiere Date
    September 13, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (2,830)