Season Three Premieres Friday, February 19, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD
“Here’s where I feel really bad ’cause this poor guy, Cesar Millan, who has fixed every dog he’s ever met ... he’s not gonna fix this dog,” quips Seinfeld. “When he leaves he’s gonna be in tears, ’cause he’s gonna have to say to me, ‘I’m sorry there was nothing I could do. This is one messed-up dog. This dog is a sick puppy.’”
But Millan’s not scared off that easily. Often, the dog owners he encounters are stressed out, nervous, terrified at times, and they feel out of control. The third season of Cesar 911 will focus on relatable “I know a dog like that” cases, such as the yappy dog at the front door or the neighborhood menace that growls at everyone and pulls its owner up and down the street. But the season also features incredible cases of “red zone” dogs that many would consider too dangerous to be rehabilitated. Millan encounters his most dangerous dog ever, an overprotective German shepherd that terrorizes a woman’s family after she relocates across the country to be closer to them.
Each episode, Millan packs in practical tips and valuable insights to help loyal fans and new viewers alike. Time and time again, dog owners from all walks of life turn to Millan to help them build strong, healthy and happy relationships with their beloved canine companions. No dog is too big and no problem too small for Millan to come to the rescue. He helps dog owners find the road to happy dog ownership using his time-tested formula of exercise, discipline and affection.
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 animals 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. He also works with the dogs and owners at home, 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!
Millan also shares his time-tested methods and additional valuable insights in his best-selling books. National Geographic Books, now part of the recently formed National Geographic Partners, is pleased to announce that they are working with Millan on a follow-up to his 2013 best-selling book “Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog,” now available in paperback. In the new book, Millan will use decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other's lives, sharing 10 essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs that he has trained over the years.
Premieres Friday, Feb. 19, at 9/8c
Cesar helps legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld with his two dachshunds, Jose and Foxy. One has an excessive barking problem and the other has a “‘hating Jerry” problem. Cesar’s next call comes from members of a dog-loving condominium complex who are unhappy that their neighbor’s dog, Lucky, is a menace to their dogs and their happiness. Lucky has bitten before and is in danger of being taken away until Cesar intervenes on behalf of the community.
Cesar 911: Simon Strikes Again
Premieres Friday, Feb. 26, at 9/8c
Whistleblowers alert Cesar to an aggressive French bulldog/terrier mix, Simon, who viciously attacks other dogs and animals. Simon’s owner fosters other dogs and needs Cesar’s help to feel confident continuing her work with other dogs. And when a husband finds himself under attack by his wife’s Tibetan terrier, Schnoopy, Cesar must help the couple rebalance their energy in order to enjoy dog ownership and their marriage.
Cesar 911: The Goat Slayer (308)
Premieres Friday, March 4, at 9/8c
A father and daughter contact Cesar about the family dog, a pug named Gio, who has viciously attacked the family’s five other dogs and their daughter. Mom is babying Gio because she feels sorry for him. But is Gio the right fit for this family? Cesar’s next call is from a woman concerned for the safety of the animals on her sister’s ranch after Bodie, a rottweiler/German shepherd mix, killed several goats and started going after the horses.