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Cesar Millan’s ‘Leader Of The Pack’

Each year, millions of dogs across the world are abandoned due to seemingly insurmountable behavior issues, leaving them destined for lifelong incarceration or even destruction. What’s a difficult dog to do? Luckily, one very special human is looking out for them. A man known around the world for his incredible ability to rehabilitate dogs and train the humans who want to love them. A man with a remarkable instinct for understanding dogs. That man is world-renowned dog behaviorist Cesar Millan, who is combating the global issue of canine abandonment and giving “unadoptable” dogs a second chance at life in his

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 2: Love At First Bite

Brigadiere is a mixed breed that was rescued from the streets by a woman who wanted to keep him… but after he tried to bite her, she gave him up to a shelter. Insecure and fearful of people, Brigadiere sends out big warnings and threatens to bite when someone tries to touch him. Dogs like Brigadiere frequently spend the rest of their lives in a shelter, or wind up being destroyed. Cesar meets Brigadiere and his caretaker Eva in Miraflores and he suspects that the dog has been abused in some way, so he starts the evaluation cautiously. Since Brigadiere

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 3: When Harry Met Cesar

Harry was an unfortunate dog that lost everything he knew and ended up at Whitehall Dog Rescue. Already seven years old, he outlived his former caretaker, who passed away three days before police found Harry in his apartment. Re-homed twice and returned twice, he is a difficult case. Harry has bad manners and pulls on the lead. His dominant approach to meeting new dogs has led to more than one fight. When Cesar introduces a muzzled Harry to several other dogs, there are no issues, and when Harry meets an entire pack, he is overwhelmed and becomes submissive. However, in

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 4: Miles To Go

A stray all his life in southern Italy, mixed breed Miles was being taken care of by an American family, but they are returning home and can’t take Miles along, so Jane and Becca, two of his temporary caretakers, have asked Cesar to help find him a forever home. Cesar determines that this old dog has a lot of wisdom. Miles knows what he wants, but he also has some issues. As a stray, he has developed food aggression in order to survive. Cesar will have to change Miles’s approach to food if he going to live in a home

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 5: A Friend For Amigo

Galgos, or Spanish greyhounds, are bred for hunting. Unfortunately, when they have outlived their usefulness as hunters, they are often abandoned or killed. Amigo had been abandoned when a well-intentioned woman in the Netherlands rescued him via online adoption from a shelter in Spain, but they turned out to not be a good match. She was not a strong leader and Amigo became dog-aggressive to the point that he had to be muzzled. Realizing she could not handle him, the woman sent Amigo back to Spain. Now it’s up to Cesar to find a Leader of the Pack for him

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 6: Rosie’s Thorn

Rosie is a Staffordshire bull terrier, a breed lumped in with pit bulls and given a bad reputation because of irresponsible owners. Cesar believes that all dogs, including Rosie, deserve a second chance — and third, and fourth — and in this episode of “Leader of the Pack,” he sets out to show that it’s not about the breed of the dog, but about the human in charge. Rosie was taken in by Animal Helpline Dog Rescue and has been in and out of the shelter a few times, developing some bad habits over the years. One of those habits

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 7: Once Bitten

Many dogs are bred as working dogs, but problems arise when those dogs are not given a task. This is a story of a distressed dog without a job and without a home. Her name is Janna. A four year old female Belgian Malinois that was picked up as a stray and re-homed three years ago, she was brought her back to the shelter in Holland after the death of her elderly owner. Highly stressed because of her return to incarceration and lack of purpose, she has developed an abnormal self-mutilation behavior, biting herself until she bleeds. Janna needs an

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 8: Mambo Madness

Mambo, a seven year-old neutered Jack Russell terrier mix, was originally found on the streets as a stray. He lived with — and was treated like a king by — an older couple for a few years, until he showed aggression toward their grandchildren. Now Mambo is an old, homeless mutt with a really spoiled attitude. Mambo is currently at the Enschede Shelter in Holland, where one of the caretakers, Rudd, is very concerned about his future. Mambo’s attitude is keeping him from being adopted. He’s stressed out and has become destructive, and is very unpopular with the other dogs.

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 9: Dora’s Dilemma

This is the story of a cute little puppy with a bad attitude. Dora is an adorable Yorkshire mix puppy that doesn’t have a family. There’s one big problem: she’s a little brat. Dora is dog aggressive, has no manners; and even though she’s small, she can be very pushy. Dora needs a leader who can give her rules, boundaries and limitations. Cesar Millan comes to the rescue! When Dora arrived at Birmingham Dog Home, everybody fell in love with her right away. How could they not? She’s a small, cute Yorkshire mix puppy with no family. However, no one

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‘Leader Of The Pack’ Episode 10: Too Much Mojo

Mojo is just a giant puppy without boundaries or limitations, but this German shepherd’s size and frustration lead him to destroying everything when he’s left alone, and he’s become aggressive toward other dogs. Cesar will have to teach Mojo how to behave before he can determine who should be his new Leader of the Pack. Placed in a home one month after arriving at the shelter in Holland as a stray, Mojo was soon returned because he was too hard to handle, so his caretakers, Amanda and Erik, have asked for help. Cesar evaluates Mojo, and determines that he isn’t

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