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Born César Millán Favela
August 27, 1969 (age 42)
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Residence Santa Clarita, California, U.S.
Occupation Dog psychologist
Known for Dog Whisperer (TV series)
Spouse Ilusión Millan (1994-2010; filed for divorce)
Cesar Millan, (born César MillánFavela; August 27, 1969) is a Mexican-born American dog trainer. A self-taught professional, he is widely known for his television series The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, now in its seventh season and broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide. Prior to The Dog Whisperer series, Millan focused on rehabilitating especially aggressive dogs and founded the Dog Psychology Center inSouth Los Angeles (2002–2008) — under construction in a new Los Angeles location as of late 2009.
Millan's first three books, including Cesar's Way, all became New York Times best sellers, have cumulatively sold two million copies in the United States and are available in 14 other countries. In 2009, in conjunction with IMG, Millan introduced a monthly magazine also titled Cesar's Way — withthe Wall Street Journal reporting at that time that half of American consumers recognized Millan. With Ilusión Millan, he founded the Cesar and Ilusión Millan Foundation — since re-named the Millan Foundation. He is working with Yale University to create a children's curriculum based on his work.
Millan's most important tool in both his success with dogs and business has sometimes beenattributed to a personal sense of balance, what The New York Times called "a sort of über-balanced mien."
1 Personal life
2 Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
6 Media and guest appearances
6.1 Legal issues
8 Bibliographies and DVDs
11 External links
Born in 1969 to FelipeMillán Guillen and María Teresa Favela de Millán in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, Millan grew up working with animals on his grandfather's Sinaloa farm. Because of his natural way with dogs, he was called el Perrero, "the dog boy." The family later moved to Mazatlán, and there — at age 13, on their way to his judo competition and standing in front of a large statue — Millan declared to his motherhe would one day be the best dog trainer in the world.
Millan illegally crossed the border into the US when he was 21 years old, spoke no English and knew no one in the USA. He first worked in a dog grooming store, working with the most aggressive dogs — later creating the Pacific Point Canine Academy and developing a following. Jada Pinkett Smith became one of Millan's firstclients and supporters — when he was working as a limousine driver — providing him with an English tutor for a year. Subsequently, Millan created the Dog Psychology Center, a 2-acre (8,100 m2) facility in South Los Angeles—specializing in working with large breed dogs.
Millan became a legal resident of the U.S. in 2000, became a U.S. citizen in 2009, and lives in Santa Clarita, CA.He married Ilusión Wilson Millan in 1994, with whom he had two sons, Andre (b. 1995) and Calvin (b. 2001). In June, 2010, Millan announced his divorce. Ilusión Millan filed for divorce, seeking primary physical custody of the kids with visitation for Cesar, as well as spousal support.
Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
Main article: Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan
In 2002, after aprofile in the Los Angeles Times, Millan worked with MPH Entertainment, Inc. developing a television pilot for the Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, a reality television series that follows Millan as he works in the field of dog rehabilitation. The series premiered on September 13, 2004 on the National Geographic Channel and now airs exclusively on the Nat Geo WILD channel. The show would become...