Cesar Shares His Greatest Moments As The “Dog Whisperer”

I always wanted a TV show because TV was the largest platform to reach people. I was training dogs — sometimes thirty dogs at a time — and I realized that if I was ever going to make an impact with my life, I would have to find a way to reach more people. TV was my only option, but there were many obstacles…

I could not speak English very well. I didn’t know anyone in Hollywood. And I didn’t have any money. Slowly, all these obstacles were eliminated. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith became my clients. Jada paid for English lessons and, one day, two Hollywood producers came to visit me in South Central LA to ask if they could do a TV show about dog training and dog behavior.

As I think about the past nine years, there are some cases that stand out. For me, Gavin (Season 4, Episode 9) was definitely a memorable case. It was the first time I used a treadmill to rehab a dog. We recorded sounds that the dog was afraid of and we ran the sound track while the dog walked on the treadmill. This virtual reality training was new to me and it has inspired a product that is coming out next year: The virtual dog walker.

Baby Girl (Season 5 Episode 15) was also unique because it pushed me to understand cats. If Baby Girl didn’t get help, she would have starved herself to death.

People always ask me what the toughest cases were. They are the ones whose owners were not open to receiving advice or taking direction about their dogs. They were in denial that they had any responsibility for their dog’s behavior. We were not able to help a lot of those cases. Those are the ones I think about the most — what happened to them?

I can say my favorite cases were the ones that Daddy and my two sons helped me with. Daddy’s role in helping other dogs was miraculous. I will always remember Viper (Season 7 Episode 11), a Belgian Malinois. Viper was afraid of people and would hide under tables and not come out. Daddy was already old and I had brought him along for this case. I asked Daddy for help and he rose to the occasion. He was so happy and proud because Daddy knew I needed him. So, we helped Daddy out of the car, introduced him to Viper and within seconds, Daddy had Viper out from under the table.

There are also many cases where I brought my sons, Calvin and Andre, along. I was able to teach them the way my grandfather taught me: By example. I am proud that both my sons have a love for dogs and Calvin is following in my footsteps with a TV show of his own. He calls himself the Puppy Whisperer.


Comment on the Story Below

Related Posts

July 2, 2020

How To Prepare Your Pets For The Fourth Of July Fireworks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT3AsSkCYT8&feature=youtu.be The 4th of July can be stressful and traumatic for our pets. To help

June 18, 2019

Scared Of Sounds Inaudible To Humans

Do You Have Issues With Your Dog When it Comes to Sounds We Humans Cannot

June 18, 2015

Bernadette Peters (Part 3): Working With Dogs And Children

By Brian Fischler In the last installment, we learned about the birth of Broadway Barks,

Comments – Rules , Boundaries & Limitations

At Cesar’s Way , we strive to be a single pack, and packs have rules, and limitations. Here are ours for the comments:

  •  No bullying or harassment of fellow commenters. Keep it civil!
  • No foul language or obscenities, please.
  • No posting of external links

Also, please note that because of volume , we are unable to respond to individual comments, although we do watch them in order to learn what issues and questions are most common so that we can produce content that fulfills your needs. You are welcome to share your own dog tips and behavior solutions among yourselves, however Thank you for reading our articles and sharing your thoughts with the pack!

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Get Tips From Cesar & The Pack

Don’t get left out of the doghouse! Sign up now to make sure you’re up to date on the latest happenings!

Trending Today

Trending This Week