- 9 Seasons
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan is a reality television show that follows dog trainer Cesar Millan as he works with difficult pets. Dog Whisperer debuted in 2004 on the National Geographic channel and has been aired for seven seasons. Millan is a self-taught dog trainer with a large high profile clientele. Episodes begin with Millan's introduction to a difficult dog and their owners. The owner gives an overview of his or her relationship with the pet and the issues that have arisen. Millan assesses the situation and begins his instruction on behavior modification. He occasionally brings one of his own dogs to these sessions to assist with training. Dog Whisperer episodes have shown Millan helping owners successfully overcome a variety behavior problems with their dogs, including excessive barking, biting, aggression, separation anxiety, and obsessions. Celebrities have also made appearances on Dog Whisperer with their problem pets. Daisy Fuentes, Patti LaBelle, and Ed McMahon have all found success by following Millan's methods. Dog Whisperer has been the National Geographic channel's top rated series for the past six years. It has won numerous television awards, such as the People's Choice Award for Favorite Animal Show and Best TV Variety or Reality Show by the Imagen Foundation. The Humane Society of the United States has also presented Millan with Special Commendation for his work. 2012 will be the final season for Dog Whisperer, according to a statement Millan published on his website. The program has reached a worldwide audience, broadcasting in over eighty countries.