"If you want your dog to have a certain behavior, you also have to adopt a certain behavior.
Dogs don't just change ... you have to change with them." - Cesar Millan
CESAR MILLAN DOLES OUT TOUGH LOVE TO DISTRAUGHT DOG OWNERS IN AN INTENSE NEW SEASON OF "CESAR 911" PREMIERING FRIDAY, FEB. 27 AT 9/8c ON NAT GEO WILD
And for the First Time Ever, Millan Brings His Live Stage Show to Television When
Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! Premieres Friday, Feb. 20 at 9/8c
(Washington, D.C. - Jan. 6, 2015) Last year, Cesar Millan (@cesarmillan) proved once again that he is the leader of the pack when it comes to rehabilitating dogs and training people, with the successful launch of his new Nat Geo WILD series, Cesar 911. And now, for the first time, Nat Geo WILD brings to the small screen Millan's live stage show that has traveled the world, in a two-hour special, Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas!, premiering Friday, Feb. 20, at 9/8c, before the return of Cesar 911 the following week on Friday, Feb. 27, at 9/8c.
Over the past two decades, Millan has rehabilitated dogs and changed owners' lives for the better. He empowers dog owners to build strong, healthy and happy relationships with their beloved canine companions using a time-tested formula of exercise, discipline and affection. Millan has inspired viewers around the globe, through his television series and his live stage show Cesar Millan: Leader of the Pack, which has sold out arenas worldwide.
Nat Geo WILD obtained exclusive access to film Millan's first live stage show in Las Vegas - the only U.S. stop on his 2014 world tour. Filmed at the Palms Casino Resort, Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! goes behind the scenes as Millan entertains a live theater audience who lined up for the chance to see him in person. And we get a front row seat at canine auditions as Cesar's team selects a few fans who get the opportunity of a lifetime - to interact with Millan, one-on-one, live on stage! In a monumental television event, Millan says "TSSST!" to Sin City, and captivates a live audience like you've never seen before.
Each week on Cesar 911, Millan travels to a new neighborhood in desperate need of his help. He is summoned by co-workers, relatives, friends and neighbors who "blow the whistle" on a four-legged menace that has turned their lives upside down. Right from the start, the stakes are higher than ever for the dogs, owners and communities Millan is brought in to assist. The dog owners he encounters are stressed out, nervous, terrified at times, and feel out of control. Each episode, Millan packs in practical tips and valuable insights to help loyal fans and new viewers alike.
Often, the cases this season warrant Millan taking both dogs and owners to his Dog Psychology Center, a 45-acre facility in the hills outside Los Angeles, where he can utilize his pack of balanced dogs to socialize with the problem dogs and exercise the dogs using a special pool and long pack walks. Millan interacts very closely with the owners, teaching them how to handle and correct their dogs' problem behaviors. When needed, he also works with the dogs and owners in his home training annex, where he can help them overcome issues that occur in common living areas like the bedroom, kitchen and living room.
After a period of rehabilitation, Millan gives the owners homework assignments - challenges to master their leadership over their dog. At the end of each episode of Cesar 911, the owners rejoin Millan to review surveillance footage of how they handled their dog in the homework assignments. Millan tells the owners what they did correctly and what they can continue to improve. He then offers some final words of encouragement and thoughts about his experience working on their case. The families are now equipped with the knowledge and tools that only Cesar Millan can provide!
Cesar 911 Season Two Episodes Include:
Cesar 911: 3 Bites, You're Out!
Premieres Friday, Feb. 27, at 9/8c
Cesar is called to the aid of Leslie and her 18-year-old son, Si. The two rescued their Great Dane, Junior, when he was only 5 months old. The poor dog had been beaten, run over by a car and left for dead. But as soon as the Dane regained his strength, he became aggressive. Since then, Junior has bitten two people, including one of Leslie's current neighbors. If Cesar can't help rehabilitate Junior, Leslie fears the dog could be euthanized. Cesar's next case concerns two sisters, Taylor and Morgan, whose relationship is in jeopardy over a dog. Taylor's Maltese mix, Chloe, seems to have it in for her sister! She growls at Morgan and bites her any chance she gets. Morgan is pregnant with her first child, and if Cesar can't help Taylor control Chloe, Morgan won't let her sister and Chloe near her baby.
Cesar 911: Kicked to the Curb
Premieres Friday, March 6, at 9/8c
Cesar rushes to the aid of Ron, whose family has stopped inviting him over for their parties because of his aggressive German shepherd, Savannah. Savannah has lunged at various members of Ron's family, ruining several birthdays, holidays, barbecues and anniversaries. It's up to Cesar to save Ron and Savannah from spending all future holidays alone. Cesar's next call comes from Mandy, whose neighbors, Emily and Jay, have two pesky pooches that are destroying the harmony of their pet-friendly apartment complex. This devilish duo barks incessantly and attacks any dogs they see in the hallways. The residents of the building have had it with the loud and erratic behavior. If Cesar can't train these troublesome tykes, Mandy plans to launch a campaign to get the couple evicted!
Cesar 911: Loaded Gunny
Premieres Friday, March 13, at 9/8c
The McKendricks are on the verge of divorce over their American bulldog, Gunny. When he turned 2, Gunny became a terror. The family owns a horse training facility and Gunny now attacks anything that moves, including dogs, small children and even horses. Worse yet, Gunny has attacked the McKendricks' toddler, Dorian, and sent him to the hospital. Jim is terrified that Gunny will one day seriously injure Dorian and demands that the couple get rid of the dog or put him down. But Joy refuses. She believes Gunny can be rehabilitated. In fact, she's told Jim that if he gets rid of Gunny, she'll get rid of him. It's up to Cesar to correct Gunny's behavior. Otherwise the McKendricks are headed trouble.
Cesar 911 and Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! also premiere on Nat Geo Mundo in March. Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! will air internationally in 133 countries and 37 languages. Cesar 911 will premiere as Cesar to the Rescue internationally in 133 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com and www.cesarsway.com, and follow us on Twitter (@NGC_PR).
Cesar 911 is produced for Nat Geo WILD by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment. Executive producers are Cesar Millan, David Leepson and Jordan Roberts. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer and senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering, and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.
Cesar Millan: Viva Las Vegas! is produced for Nat Geo WILD by Leepson Bounds Entertainment. Executive producers are Cesar Millan and David Leepson. For Nat Geo WILD, executive producer and senior vice president of development and production is Janet Han Vissering, and executive vice president and general manager is Geoff Daniels.
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About Cesar Millan
Cesar Millan is a best-selling author, a much-in-demand public speaker, a branded pet care product designer/entrepreneur and, not least of all, international star of Nat Geo WILD's Cesar 911 and original host of the "Dog Whisperer" program.
In addition to "Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog," Millan has co-authored six books: the New York Times No. 1 best-seller "Cesar's Way," the New York Times best-seller "Be the Pack Leader," "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: The Ultimate Episode Guide," "A Member of the Family," "How to Raise the Perfect Dog" and "Cesar's Rules." He has also generated numerous instructional DVDs and CDs, and continues to host a popular series of seminars where attendees learn how to apply his extensive knowledge of dog psychology and rehabilitation techniques.
In 2007, Cesar officially launched The Cesar Millan Foundation, a national nonprofit organization designed to aid and support the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused and abandoned dogs. For more information, visit www.cesarsway.com.
About Nat Geo WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature's ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 57 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 187 million homes in 140 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.
About ITV Studios America
ITV Studios America, the U.S. production flagship of ITV Studios in the U.K., is one of the largest producers in the U.S. and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing nonscripted and scripted programming for U.S. networks. It has a slate of series in production with major networks and syndicators, including "Texas Rising," "Good Witch," "Hell's Kitchen," "Kitchen Nightmares," "The First 48," "After the First 48," "#RichKids of Beverly Hills," Cesar 911, "The Chase," "Barmageddon," "Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters," "The Car Chasers" and "The Bill Cunningham Show."
ITV Studios is a world leader in television production and distribution. It has international production centers in the U.K., Germany, France, the Nordics and Australia, as well as the U.S. Its distribution business, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, is a distributor of programs to all regions worldwide. For further information, visit www.itvstudios.com/us.
About Leepson Bounds Entertainment
Leepson Bounds Entertainment, headed by five-time Emmy award-winning Executive Producer David Leepson, has become a major force in nonfiction reality television. Just in the past two years, Leepson Bounds Entertainment created and executive produced four shows to series production across multiple networks all slated to air in 2015, including Cesar 911, "#RichKids of Beverly Hills" and "The Car Chasers."