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'Dog Whisperer' Cesar Millan: 'Dogs Keep Celebrities Humble'
Cesar Millan is currently in his last season of Dog Whisperer (Saturdays on Nat Geo Wild at 8:00 p.m. ET).
His ninth and final season is filled with twelve episodes that will take him across the world to London for a few episodes and feature his sessions with celebrities including Kelsey Grammer, Jillian Michaels, and Hugh Hefner.
He spoke to Parade about what he's learned traveling the world and how you can get him to train your dog!
On what makes celebrity pet owners different
"The biggest difference is how many people they can hire, the things they can buy for the diet. Money does buy help. But when it comes to the dogs' perception, they don't know they're meeting with a celebrity. The dog keeps the celebrity humble. That's the beauty of a dog."
On pet owners in Europe vs. America
"The Scandanavian countries, they walk more than people in America. So you won't find a lot of extreme cases. In Helsinki, we were looking for shelter dogs and they don't have any. Nobody abandons their dogs or gets rid of their dogs. They actually go out of their country, especially to Spain, to help with their dogs. So that was fascinating."
On why Americans have such issues with dogs
"Americans don't take time to rest. It's all about money, money, money. You'll make a lot of money but you won't live life. Dogs are all about life. A dog doesn't understand money and that's why they can live with homeless people. Americans have a good care system for dogs and you would get arrested if you were hitting a dog. So there is good and bad."
His daily life.
"No matter where I am, if I am in the store buying groceries or doing an interview, people come up to me. I just finished doing the satellite interview and the guy behind the camera had a question about his dog. The only time it's challenging is when I'm with his son."
On how to get him to train your dog.
"You know, I'm doing more and more sessions at the ranch. Where you have 20 or 30 people and you bring a group of people at a time. I haven't forgotten my roots. I didn't start with celebrities but people in the neighborhood so I don't think I'll ever stop because that means a lot of me. People can sign up on the website. We do it as a group and everyone helps each other. We can teach you how to do things properly. My goal is to bring as many dog whisperers into the world. They can open their own dog psychology. I know I can't rehabilitate the whole world."
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