Cesar Millan on pandemic pooches and his new show

He’s conserving paw-sitive.  

Famous “dog whisperer” Cesar Millan is again with a new sequence on National Geographic, “Better Human Better Dog” which largely offers with the inflow of dog-adoptions that resulted from the the pandemic. 

“I believe especially right now after Covid — where there’s so much confusion and unhappiness and chaos — that a dog can bring you back to your calmness, to your confidence, to your joy,” Millan, 51, advised The Post. 

Cesar Millan walks 3 dogs on a leash on his new show.
Cesar Millan walks three canine on his new show “Better Human Better Dog.”
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“Especially when some people have lost their homes, have lost jobs, have lost family members. It’s a lot of loss. So that’s why I’m always focusing on, ‘How do I help the human to stabilize?’ because if the human is not stable, then the dog is going to absorb that energy. And when the dog lives in an unstable environment, he can only show aggression, fear, or avoidance.” 

Each 45-minute episode of “Better Human Better Dog,” airing Fridays at 9 p.m., follows instances during which folks carry their misbehaving canine to work with the famend Millan at his Dog Psychology Center, a 45-acre ranch in Santa Clarita, Calif. 

Cesar Millan sits on a bench on his new show "Better Human Better Doig."
Cesar Millan at his ranch in California.
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“Every home is going to create a different variety of side effects,” mentioned Millan. “But aggression is aggression, concern is concern, nervousness is nervousness. Your vitality as a household will create one thing totally different with a selected canine — the way in which [the family] opens the door, the music they hearken to. All of which can be the variables that may alter a canine’s vitality. But a canine is a canine, regardless of the place you go on the earth.

“It’s like water. Some things are very universal.”

The sequence premiere follows the pet dad and mom of Ducky — a Yorkie with a big social media following who typically bites and barks at random — and the pet dad and mom of Goliath, a pit bull whose proprietor will get seizures. (Goliath’s aggression points as soon as made parademics afraid to enter the home.)

Cesar Millan (center) with Jason (left), Christine (right) and their dog, Ducky, posing holding some ducks.
Cesar Millan (heart) with Jason (left), Christine (proper) and their canine, Ducky, with some geese.
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“Everybody talks about ‘Oh, I don’t have time.’ So now they have time, but they don’t have knowledge,” mentioned Millan.  

The number-one subject that he’s noticed with the new inflow of pandemic canine adoptions is working on getting the canine accommodated when their homeowners should go away the home extra steadily.

Cesar Millan pulls a wagon full of ducks next to Ducky the dog on his new show.
Cesar Millan pulls a wagon stuffed with geese whereas Ducky the canine walks subsequent to him.
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“[People] don’t understand the meaning of ‘allow the dog to follow you, and then ask the dog not to follow you,’” he mentioned. “So, for example, if a dog follows you 50 times throughout the day in your house, make sure he practices not following you 25 times. Why? Because the 25 times that he doesn’t follow you, that’s the training moment for when you have to leave the house.” 

Otherwise, if the canine isn’t acclimated, separation anxiety will ensue. “He’ll become anxious. And the anxiety will trigger that destructive behavior such as barking or destroying the furniture.”

Cesar Millan kneels and gives a dog a treat on his new show.
Cesar Millan (heart) works with the canine Kuma and Kuma’s homeowners, on “Better Human Better Dog.”
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Millan’s sons, Calvin, 21, and Andre, 25, additionally seem on “Better Human Better Dog,” aiding their dad. Previously, Andre and Cesar hosted the show “Dog Nation,” whereas Calvin starred within the show “Mutt & Stuff” on Nick Jr. (2015-2017).

“It’s my pack, helping their family,” he mentioned. “I’m a man with a mission. I saw many years ago that my purpose in life is to educate the world about connection, communication, and relationship with a dog. I don’t train dogs, I train humans.” 

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