The BEST Episodes of The Dog Whisperer
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2020
Network: National Geographic
Dog Whisperer follows well-respected animal behaviorist Cesar Millan as he works to help dogs with behavior problems, and their human families. These problems range from excessive barking to behavior, that if not corrected, could leave the owners little choice but to euthanize the dog. Mr. Millan describes his work as "rehabilitating dogs, and training people." Dog owners can learn from him ways to establish a balanced relationship with their dogs that will help to prevent these problems.
#1 - Lotus and Joey
Season 4 - Episode 33 - Aired Oct 3, 2008
Aggressive dachshund, Lotus, attacks roommate Sheri when petting or sitting next to the dog.
#2 - Argonaut and Patches
Season 4 - Episode 36 - Aired Oct 24, 2008
An aggressive English bulldog/Lab mix; a cocker spaniel with a life-threatening appetite for paper products.
#3 - Stella & Nala and Phoebe (No Man's Land)
Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 27, 2010
Nate Brouwer owns a stand-up paddleboard production business and a paddle boarding touring business, he and girlfriend Charnae Wright would like to take their dogs Stella and Nala along. However, the dogs are constantly fighting and one fight ended spilling blood. Nate and Charnae have active lifestyles and want to include their dogs, but the situation is leaving the canines home alone. Poodle mix Phoebe fears men resulting in attacking any man that entered the house. Even Dena Spencer's nephews who live with her are not safe. Dena teaches special education and thought she had the patience to work though the behavioral issues but now Cesar is called in.
#4 - Pekaso and Yogi & Smokey
Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 23, 2009
As an artist on the rise, Daniel Maltzman relies on inspiration, but he can’t inspire his 1 ½ year old Pekingese, Pekaso, to eat or drink. Pekaso refuses to eat any kind of dog food, top shelf or not. Nothing Daniel does seems to make a difference. Pekaso also has issues when it comes to drinking her water.
#5 - Luna and K9 Sniffers
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 5, 2007
Meet Luna, a Lab mix, who has extreme fear of dog parks, walks and noises at home. Her owner, a music instructor, would love to take his beloved dog to his rehearsals, but he can't. It's time for Cesar to step in, but has this case gone too far, even for the Dog Whisperer? Next, Cesar heads to Florida to meet a pack of dogs that spends its days carefully keeping the port of Miami free of drugs, explosives and dangerous chemicals. But off the job, these six intelligent animals can't interact without incident. Can Cesar help these K9 sniffers learn to play together as well as they work together?
#6 - ATF K-9 Gavin
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 23, 2007
A veteran bomb-sniffing Labrador retriever develops severe symptoms of PTSD after a stint in Iraq. Will Cesar be able to help this heroic canine?
#7 - Pasha, Cosmo and Contessa
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 17, 2006
In the first segment, Cesar works with a couple who have an out of control lab who was even kicked out of a dog training class. In the second segment, he has a more complex problem to solve. A young couple has recently married and one of their dogs is having a hard time with the changes. He has become quite aggressive, and since they are expecting their first child, they are anxious to bring both their dogs under control so they will not be a threat to the new baby. In the third segment Cesar has an easy time teaching a shar pei to not attack the TV every time there are dogs on the screen.
#8 - Joe, Penny, and Promise
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 23, 2007
An Australian shepherd can't bear to be away from his owner; a beagle makes trouble for a pack of foster dogs; and an Italian mastiff won't get in the car.
#9 - 100th Episode Celebration
Season 4 - Episode 32 - Aired Sep 19, 2008
Cesar is reunited with more than 100 of the dogs he has helped to rehabilitate.
#10 - How to Raise the Perfect Dog
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 9, 2009
In fifteen years, Daddy has proven to be the perfect dog, obeying Cesar’s every command and even assisting Cesar on some of his hardest cases. But Daddy, like all dogs, began his training as a puppy. In this special, Cesar decides to raise four different breeds with different breed-related characteristics to show people how any dog can be shaped into the perfect dog.
#11 - Bear & Angel and Lorelei
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 13, 2009
Dog Whisperer: Bear & Angel and Lorelei (unapproved one page promo description) German shepherd Angel came to owners Joe and Sandra Carrick in December 2004, and Bear, another German shepherd, arrived in April 2005. The dogs got along fine for awhile, but when they started going to day care they began fighting each other, determined to draw blood. Their daycare tantrums are very traumatic to Sandra and the staff of the facility, will Cesar dare to turn this daycare dilemma into a daycare dream? Then, Francine & Michael Markows miniature schnauzer Lorelei would bark and even nip when their grandchildren would run around on visits, sometimes leaving the children in tears. The problem became so bad, that the grandkids are no longer allowed to visit. The Markows dont want to give up Lorelei, but they wish that their family were more willing to work on the problem instead of avoiding it. Can Cesar unite this divided pack?
#12 - Inside Puppy Mills
Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired May 9, 2009
Cesar rides along with Last Chance For Animals as they pick up a load of dogs from a potential puppy mill and helps spread awareness of some of the illegal practices that take place in incompliant kennels.
#13 - Boyfriend and Alfie
Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Jul 20, 2006
Battle of the Boyfriends Anita Eble has a herding mix named Boyfriend, who just happens to hate her human boyfriend, David Kovach. Boyfriend has bitten David twice, but Anita doesn't want to euthanize him as David wants her to. Cesar establishes that Boyfriend was not aggressive in the beginning, but fearful; nurturing that fear can create fear-based aggressive behavior. Boyfriend should not have affection before exercise and discipline. He asks Anita how she reacts to the aggression. She says she screams at Boyfriend. Cesar explains that this does not control aggressive dogs. David reiterates that he thinks Boyfriend should be put down-he doesn't think Anita can follow-though, and that he will be bitten again. Aside, Cesar states that David is blaming the dog, and it's not the dog's fault. It's the responsibility of the owner. He asks David to keep an open mind. Anita is very anxious when Cesar enters Boyfriend's pen and Cesar reminds her that she needs to have a relaxed energy and an assertive approach. Cesar sits with his back to the dog, in order to allow Boyfriend to calm down near him. (It may need to be said here, as in the opening of the show, that one should consult a professional before attempting these techniques.) Once Boyfriend is calm, Cesar has David approach with his own dogs, who are actually the ones to start things. Boyfriend avoids rather than reacts to them. Cesar says that he is not issuing any commands, that it is his energy controlling the behavior. "The presence of a human can actually change the behavior of a dog." Cesar gives Anita homework to practice, and she is very encouraged by Boyfriend's calm behavior with Cesar, and commits to the work ahead. What's It All About, Alfie? Alfie is an English Bull Dog owned by Daisy Fuentes and her fiancé, Matt. Daisy is concerned about Alfie's newly-defensive behavior toward visitors to the home. Cesar notes that Daisy's Soft-Coated Wheaton terrier, Rita. is hyper, and Alfie
#14 - Buster, Holli, Spike & Belle
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 30, 2006
On a Nebraska farm, an Australian shepherd named Buster is protecting too well. Cesar helps Holli, an American Stafford Terrier who was injured in a school bus accident. Oscar nominee Virginia Madsen and her son Jack need help with a companion for their french bulldog Spike.
#15 - Maya, Sara, and Lilly
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 20, 2006
Maya, a Border Collie/Spring Spaniel Mix lunges towards any small animal nearby, causing a further injury to her owner who recently had major neck surgery. Sara, a rescued Sheperd mix with aggression. Then, a pushy poodle in Omaha, Nebraska needs Cesar to help grow out of her puppy behavior.
#16 - Woody & Wally, and Kane
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jan 19, 2007
It's the age old rivalry of mail carriers vs. dogs. Cesar joins one postal worker on her daily route and teaches her some practical tips for thwarting dog attacks. Then, Cesar meets hyperactive Pomeranians Woody and Wallie. Whenever they are left alone together they attack each other. Finally, Cesar meets Kane, a Swiss mountain dog, who is very aggressive around food. Can Cesar help these problem dogs?
#17 - Chihuahuas from Hell
Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 30, 2009
“Chihuahua’s from Hell” highlights the demonic demeanors of one of Dog Whisperer’s most challenging breeds. In this one-hour special, Cesar revisits the hellacious stories of Paris, Bandit, and NuNu as well more recent stories like Amalie, the Mastiff dominating Chihuahua mix. Peanut, another devil dog, terrorized her owner’s family with her salty disposition.
#18 - Cesar's Toughest Cases
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 11, 2006
For twenty years, Cesar has dealt with all kinds of canines. This episode features several of Cesar's toughest cases including: Matilda, the skateboard munching bulldog, vicious Min Pin, Chip, and ferocious Chihuahua, Bandit, just to name a few. See how Cesar deals with each of these unique issues in this special episode of Dog Whisperer. Plus updates on how the dogs are doing.
#19 - Harley & Amalie, and Bam Bam
Season 4 - Episode 35 - Aired Oct 17, 2008
Four year old Chihuahua mix, Amalie, terrorizes eight year old mastiff Harley and dominates the rest of the house. Lance and Kim Mehegans call Cesar to restore the balance of power and mend this odd couple. Raul Velasquez's six month old red nosed pit bull, Bam Bam is still out of control with his puppy ways.
#20 - Fondue, Chip, Hope, & JoyJoy, & Elmer
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 12, 2007
First, a French bulldog named Fondue, who failed the Doggy Daycare Entrance Exam has forced a hard-working Hollywood couple to turn down work. Next, Shelby Ahrling and her three Jack Russell Terriers (Chip, Hope and JoyJoy). The dogs began to fight each other when Shelby became involved in a serious relationship. Finally Jake and Elmer, two beagles that were living fine together until one day Elmer began incessantly howling on walks. Can Cesar help?
#21 - Willie, Make-A-Wish, and Zena
Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 19, 2007
Meet Zena, a pit bull/chow mix whose extreme fear of the stove has forced her owners, who live outside of Phoenix, Ariz., to cook outside on a grill for the past year. Next, Cesar visits Major, a Rottweiler, and Nira, a German shepherd, who are battling for control of the house. Finally, meet Willie, a Jack Russell terrier who cant handle the death of his pack leader, the family cat named Jake. Willies owners say Jake kept Willie in line, but now the terrier has abandoned his good behavior.
#22 - Wilshire and Butch
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 13, 2006
In this episode Cesar works with two very challenging cases, a Dalmation who has been adopted by the fire fighters on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles, and a bull dog in Texas.
#23 - Nicki
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Jul 11, 2006
Nicki is a highly dog-aggressive Rottweiler who came from a horrible situation in a homeless camp. Kathleen Daniels and her son Donald rescued him and now want to get him past this aggressive behavior so that he can have the life he deserves. Cesar and his wife, Illusion, test Nicki with one of their dogs, and Nicki does quite well. They decide to evaluate him further by taking him to Cesar's Dog Psychology Center. Nicki's calm-submissive behavior away from Kathleen and Donald shows Cesar that they are not consistently demonstrating leadership. Nicki spends two weeks at the Dog Psychology Center learning to be part of a pack and being worked with daily. At the end of the 14 days, Cesar takes Nicki home, along with a few of his new doggie friends; Nicki has no trouble allowing them into his territory.
#24 - Bikini, Fella, and Winston & Oliver
Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 31, 2006
Cesar works with a family who has a Yorkie who eats shrubs, an apartment dwelling family whose dog barks excessively while they’re not home and Miniature Bull Terrier who is aggressive with large dogs.
#25 - Curly and Baxter
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Mar 14, 2008
A pup with a tendency to get into dogfights is featured. Also, an Arizona dog has been banned from taking hikes because of it's temper.