CMI Newsletter

"You can be the Pack Leader!" – Cesar Millan

October 2007 Issue

Cesar Millan Greetings,

I am proud to live in a country where the entire month of October is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the adoption of shelter dogs! Dogs across the nation are abused, abandoned, or neglected and end up in the arms of passionate and dedicated shelter and rescue workers. All too often, these facilities are overcrowded, and, as a result, many of these animals are put to sleep.

Rescuing these unfortunate creatures is a noble cause, but I want to encourage you not to make this decision based solely on emotion. Adopting a dog is a serious commitment. By bringing a dog into your home, you are making a promise to care for the animal for the rest of its life.  Particularly with shelter dogs, you may be inheriting issues and problem behaviors. Many of these animals were neglected, abused, or relinquished by frustrated people unable to resolve their problem behaviors. You must be willing to take the extra steps to understand and help this dog that the previous caretakers were not. Be sure that you are ready and able to take on this responsibility.

Having said that, I also want to remind you what a rewarding experience it can be to rehabilitate a wayward dog. Helping a frustrated or anxious animal return to its natural balanced state, and receiving unconditional love in return, is a profound experience.

I cannot imagine life without canine companionship. There is a reason that dogs are brought in to cheer up patients at hospitals and residents at retirement homes. The love, honesty, and loyalty of dogs enriches the human experience. I hope you will find or have found the right dog to enrich your life.

Stay calm and assertive!

Cesar Millan

In This Issue

Be The Pack Leader Book on Sale October 2nd

The highly-anticipated follow-up to his #1 New York Times best selling book Cesar’s Way is set to hit the shelves at your local bookstores this October!

Be the Pack Leader features practical tips, advice on breeds and tools, all new success stories, and much, much more! Cesar also provides situation-specific examples and delves deeper into the techniques that will help you develop the calm, assertive guidance that your dog needs to live a healthy, balanced life.

Cesar will be visiting your favorite morning shows and blogs to promote the book – watch for him on:

The Today Show - October 2nd
Book Signing at Barnes & Noble – October 3rd 7-9pm
Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003
Fox and Friends - October 4th
The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet – October 4
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch – October 4th
The View – October 5th

Barnes & Noble Book Club

Pre-Order The Book

2007 Seminar Tickets - See Cesar Live!

"Unleash Your Instincts!"

Cesar's 2007 Live Seminar Tour continues. Get your seats early!


Baltimore, MD
Hippodrome Theater
Sunday September 30th. 2007 at 2:00 PM
Buy Your Tickets Now!
VIP seats are sold out, but great seats are
available at all other price levels


Cupertino, CA
Sunday, October 21st, 2007
Flint Center
Buy Your Tickets Now!

Seattle, WA
Sunday November 04, 2007
Benaroya Hall – S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
Buy Your Tickets Now!

Miami, FL
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Knight Concert Hall Carnival Center for the Performing Arts
Buy Your Tickets Now

Seminars will also be held in San Antonio, TX; St. Louis, MO; and Atlanta, GA. For dates and details, visit Cesar’s seminar page.

Are You a Shelter or Rescue Located near a Seminar?
Enter to win two FREE tickets and a Meet-and-Greet with Cesar!

Visit the seminar page for more details!

Available in November: Your New Dog Dvd

Start off on the right paw with the third DVD in Cesar’s “Mastering Leadership” series, Your New Dog: First Day and Beyond.

In this DVD, you will learn about the best way to bring a dog into your life, including:

  • How to select the perfect dog for you and your family
  • Introducing a puppy to your house for the first time
  • Indispensable advise on adopting dogs from shelters, rescue groups, and breeders
  • Selecting a dog that matches your energy

This DVD is not just useful for new dog owners; the invaluable ideas and essential tips are helpful for anyone who owns a dog!

Also available in November: People Training for Dogs on Audio CD! Learn from Cesar on your way to work or while you jog.

Pre-Order Your Copy Now!

Finding a Dog with the Right Energy

Choosing a dog is a decision that should be made with care and deliberation. A dog is not a toy or a clothing accessory; it's a living creature. The decision to adopt a dog should be treated with the same careful attention that you would use if you were deciding where to live or whether or not to get married and to have children.

Too often, a dog is adopted because it is "cute" or "fashionable," rather than based on the merits of its behavior and energy levels. In these situations, the dog may be returned to the rescue shelter, kennel, or pet store, and each return is a black mark on that dog's...

Read on.

Cesar's Co-Stars: Pack Member - Rupert

It's a fundamental part of Cesar's philosophy – "Dogs need jobs." Some dogs are police officers. Some dogs deliver the mail. Some dogs herd sheep.

Rupert the Black Lab is a children's therapist...

Read on.

Dog Whisperer Sneak Peek: Cesar Helps Grant a Wish!

On October 5th, Cesar visits Abel, who adopted small, fearful Luna because she reminded him of himself as an insecure child.  Faced with the most extreme fear case of his career, Cesar will need a good deal of time to bring this dog out of her shell. Next Cesar visits a K-9 Detection business in Miami. The six dogs on the team work to their full potential separately, but together as a pack, they become wildly unstable.

Tune in on October 12th and visit the Arizona ranch where the Gilberts want to help feral dog Reggie by having her spayed. Cesar steps in to try and catch her without scaring her away forever. Then, Cesar motivates lazy bull terrier Mugsy to go on a walk and helps interior design partners with their ferocious dogs.

Then meet Michelle Crowley on October 19th. After watching Dog Whisperer,she was well on her way to correcting her dogs' issues, but, at 17, she was diagnosed with Lymphoma.  Treatments left Michelle in a weak state; the dogs took over.  Now, after a call to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, she is getting her wish – a consultation with Cesar at the Dog Psychology Center! Also in this episode, Cesar meets sweet, playful Jack Russell Willie who transformed into an ankle-biting terror after Jake the cat passed away, and pit bull/chow mix Zena, who has an extreme fear of common household appliances, especially the dreaded stove.

On October 26th, Dog Whisperer revisits the Oberman household, where in 2005 Cesar helped restore order, allowing Violet to be free of the bullying behavior of packmate Hudson -- until she passed away. Two years later, the Obermans' new dog is giving Hudson a taste of his own medicine.  Next, Cesar Millan joins Animal Control Officer Clark Brown on his shift. Together, they drive through the streets of the San Fernando Valley to rescue strays and make house calls.

Read Cesar's Dog Whisperer Blogs.

Ask the Vet: Cleaning Your Dog's Teeth

Ask the Vet Dear Dr. Weaver,

I have a 3 year-old rescued long haired German shepherd named Elsie. At her annual check-up 6 months ago, the vet recommended teeth cleaning for her. I opted for a non-anesthesia cleaning which my vet opposed. I want to do what's best for my dog. In your opinion, is putting my dog under anesthesia really necessary to get the teeth clean?

Vicki Addley

Read Dr. Weaver's Response.

New Look for the Foundation Website

The Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its new look.

Along with the improved appearance, you will find additional resources, grant guidelines for California rescue groups and shelters, and a video of Cesar and Ilusion presenting a check to the LA Animal Services' new East Valley Care Center.

Visit the Millan Foundation website.

Goodshop: Help Dogs by Shopping!

GoodSearch has just launched a new way for you to contribute to the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation: by shopping!

More than 100 stores including PetSmart, Target, Macy's, The Gap, Best Buy, Nordstrom, and Staples have teamed up with GoodSearch.

It's easy. The next time you want to shop online, visit GoodShop page first. If you haven't already, select the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation as your charity of choice. You'll get the same great prices—and the retailer will donate a percentage of your sale to the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation! Donations average around 3% of the sale but can exceed 20%.

And remember to keep using GoodSearch when you surf the net! So far we have raised almost $3,000, because of your support. For details on how to make GoodSearch your home page, visit the Foundation website.

Success Story & Next Month's Newsletter

Come on back home to us next month for our hearth-warming Thanksgiving edition of the monthly newsletter – featuring a brand new contest, the release of the DVD Your New Dog: First Day and Beyond, an opportunity to vote for the Photo of the Year, and all the sound advice you’ve come to expect from Dr. Sherry Weaver and Cesar Millan.

We leave you now with this story from author Leann Sweeney of Friendswood, TX.

We don't go political on our blog so this isn't about world peace. Some of you are saying "well, thank God for that," and some of you are saying, "wimps!!!" No matter what your persuasion, this blog is about inner peace, something I was talking about with my daughter on...

Read on.

Dog Whisperer Meets Horse Whisperer

Get the help of the Dog Whisperer and the Horse Whisperer!

If you have a canine-equine issue, send in a video to be considered for this special episode.

All established guidelines for submissions apply. Send your Video Today!

Photo of the Month
Photo© Courtesy of George Barris

Thanks to George Barris for sharing this photo of Cesar in the Batmobile!


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Cesar in the News

Leader of the Pack Cesar Millan is back tonight, live event coverage -

The Dog Whisperer inspiration for practicing yoga - Finding Balance

Putting man's best friend in his place - The Daily Telegraph

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"Diagnose That Dog" on National Geographic Channel's DW site

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