Felipe César Millán Favela known as Cesar Millan or "The
Dog Whisperer ", was born on August 27, 1969 in Culiacan
, Sinaloa, Mexico. He is the son of Felipe Millán Guillén (photographer)
and María Teresa Favela Guillén (costumer) .
was married from 1994-2010 with Illusión Milln, with whom he had
two sons, André and Calvin .
is known for his television series, The Dog Whisperer, which airs
on the National Geographic Channel and Animal Planet (Latin America),
BIO, Foxtel Channel (Australia), Cuatro (Spain) and Sky (Mexico).
He is also the co- author of the books "Cesar's Way: The
Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common
Dog Problems", "Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way
to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life", "A Member
of the Family: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment
with Your Dog", "How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through
Puppyhood and Beyond" and "Cesar's Rules: Your Way to
Train a Well-Behaved Dog". They tell you how to understand
and treat some canine problems.
rehabilitation is the main occupation of Milla , which is portrayed
in the program through real cases of dog's owners. As he says
in his book, "Cesar 's Way", he was raised on a farm
with dogs. Millan's Canine Psychology Center opened in the mid-
90s. The strongest interest of Cesar is rehabilitation of aggressive
dogs. He has a special affection for what he calls "powerful
races", such as Pit Bull, Rottweiler, German Shepherd and
emphasizes his grandfather as the man who most influenced him
in becoming a dog trainer. In his book, Millan states that every
dog he sees, his grandfather's spirit is present.
spent most of his childhood in his grandfather's farm in Mazatla
caring for dozens of cows, transporting them to the water and
daily pasture. They lived in a small house made of brick and clay
with only four rooms and no running water, but Millan says he
never felt poor. By contrast, he saw the farm as a paradise. Cesar
was fascinated by all the animals from an early age, but focused
and spent most of the time observing the behavior of flocks of
farm dogs and how they worked helping his grandfather to reunite
cows, or protecting members of the family of aggressive animals.
Cesar notice that these dogs never needed training or special
commands, or be rewarded with cookies, they just did the work
according to the needs in their natural state. He says those farm
dogs were actually teachers in the art and science of canine psychology.
also realized that the herd behavior change in different farms.
In some herds dogs can occasionally fight to become the leader
of the group and their dominance as the owner simply watches.
However dogs from his grandfather farm never discussed the command
in this way, his grandfather always kept quiet, assertive, naturally
assuming the role of pack leader. This is one of the main principles
of Millan's philosophy.