Cesar Millan and Nat Geo Wild are proud to announce a new 12-part series Leader of the Pack starring Cesar Millan. In the new series, Millan combats the global issue of canine abandonment, giving ‘unadoptable’ dogs a second chance and coaching families from across Europe who are vying for the opportunity to adopt these lucky pups.
With countless dogs abandoned across the globe and carrying scars from their experiences that make them poor candidates for adoption, Millan steps in to rehabilitate those dogs whose uncertain futures are threatened with lifelong incarceration or euthanasia. Transferring extreme cases to his Dog Psychology Center — this time in Spain — Millan will rely on his framework dog behavioral expertise as well as his instincts to isolate each dog’s problem issues, reverse bad habits and give dogs the confidence and ability to join their new ‘pack’. He will employ his ‘exercise, discipline and affection‘ method, overcoming hurdles with dogs that are particularly skittish or aggressive to painstakingly rehabilitate each pup at his center and prepare them for adoption.
But Millan’s biggest challenge may be training the families from the UK, Italy and the Netherlands who are hoping to give the dogs a new lease on life. Three families from each country will travel to Spain for each episode to compete for the chance to adopt one special pup, and their dog skills will be put to the test. Millan will evaluate each potential adoptee through a series of assessments designed to gauge their canine compatibility — and identify any red flags — before choosing the dog’s best match.
“All dogs deserve a second chance; an opportunity to thrive in a stable and balanced environment,” said Millan. “Giving these dogs the ability to live a happy and healthy life with a new family is the greatest reward to working with canines, and I am thrilled to work with Nat Geo Wild on this global partnership.”