The BEST Episodes of The Dog Whisperer
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2019
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 - Battle of Britain
Season 9 - Episode 4
Before leaving the UK Cesar help to rehabilitate a Klee Kai who lunges and snaps at any dog that comes close, a Collie mix scared by a loud noise and now refuses to go out anymore, and a Labrador who is so energetic that it's hard to tell if he’s being friendly or dangerous.
#2 - Eppie, Lady and Snoopy
Season 2 - Episode 13
Cesar works with Heather Mitchell and Nate Clesowich to rehabilitate Eppie, a Stafford Bull Terrier. Eppie has become very dog aggressive and makes walking her a nightmare. In the second segment, he deals with a dog who has become fearful aggressive, especially barking at the owner's mother, who has reached the point where she can't stand Lady. In the third segment, Cesar helps a family with a very active young beagle who has begun to run in the yard, sniffing and yelping until his nose is bloody.
#3 - Buster, Holli, Spike & Belle
Season 3 - Episode 2
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.
#4 - Cesar Conquers London
Season 9 - Episode 3
Still in the UK, Cesar helps a Jack Russell terrier who spins and barks when guests arrive, two dogs returning from Africa and having trouble adjusting, and a professional dog walker who can't control her own Patterdale terrier mix.
#5 - Power of the Pack
Season 2 - Episode 19
Cesar reflects on some of his most difficult cases and shows how his LA dog psychology center ("the home of his pack") has helped in the rehabilitation process. He also introduces some of the dogs, including a few owned by celebrities.
#6 - Willie, Make-A-Wish, and Zena
Season 4 - Episode 6
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.
#7 - Buddy, Tiger & Roxy, and Booker
Season 2 - Episode 6
In the first segment, Cesar works with a couple who have a fearful-aggressive papillon/corgi mix who needs medications but will do anything, including biting, to avoid the treatment. In the second segment, he works with two young women who have adopted two rottweiler puppies they found as strays. The dogs are becoming aggressive in their play, especially with the ladiesï¿½ young niece. Cesar helps them get the dogs under control and trustworthy around children. In the third segment, Cesar takes on a frightened Vizsla named Booker who is having a very hard time adapting to living in the city after his early months in a quiet, country atmosphere.
#8 - Anger Management
Season 9 - Episode 6
Cesar helps a rock musician with his extremely aggressive pit bull so he can have someone watch her while he is on tour, and a comic book writer and his TV producer wife with two very aggressive Boston terriers.
#9 - Gus, Abbey, and Vinnie
Season 4 - Episode 8
Legendary Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon rescued a wheaten terrier named Gus. He can be sweet and cuddly around Eds family, but he has become seriously aggressive toward Eds assistants and guests. Next, meet the Swanson family, who live outside Minneapolis, Minn. They adopted a beagle named Abbey who now wont leave the house. Then, in Torrance, Calif., meet an Australian shepherd named Vinnie who is so territorial of his owners house that no one has visited in two years.
#10 - London Calling!
Season 9 - Episode 2
Cesar helps Herbie - a biter prosecuted under the Dangerous Dogs Act, two actresses with their badly behaved Alsatians, and a Cocker Spaniel who nips and growls when put in the car.
#11 - Caper and Julius
Season 1 - Episode 17
Manic Miniature Pinscher Chad Canale and Daniela Schnebly live with Caper, who amuses bystanders with her manic behavior, but they are concerned that Caper is showing compulsive behavior, particularly with balls. When they walk her she tries so hard to pull ahead that she dances on two legs. Cesar tells them that by letting Caper walk in front of them on walks, that she is demonstrating "excitement domination." He teaches them how to master the walk, and they catch on quickly. Then Cesar deals with the ball compulsion, showing Chad and Daniela how to control the ball; Caper is not allowed to chase it or play with it until she is calm. Petrified Pit Bull Brendan McKane and Sharon Noble have a Pit Bull named Julius, who is extraordinarily timid. However, he goes into what Sharon calls "kill mode" when he is in a car. He seems to be in a constant state of terror anytime he's not in the house. Brendan and Sharon realize the training is for them, as much as for Julius and they are more than willing to learn. Cesar shows them that it will be easier for Julius to lose his fear if he can feel the calm assertive energy of Brendan and Sharon.
#12 - Bikini, Fella, and Winston & Oliver
Season 2 - Episode 18
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.
#13 - Gizmo and Indigo, Diego, Valley & Whiskey
Season 4 - Episode 12
Meet Jennifer Lee Pryor, the wife of late comedian Richard Pryor. Jennifers rescue organization, Pryors Planet, is working to place dozens of dogs in loving homes. Fights have broken out among the foster dogs and the four dogs she already owned. The conflict is no laughing matter - will Cesar be able to restore peace and help Jennifer become a pack leader? Plus, meet Gizmo, a 6-year-old beagle with a severe aggression problem. Will Cesar be able to calm this belligerent beagle?
#14 - Pasha, Cosmo and Contessa
Season 2 - Episode 10
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.
#15 - Vicki & Taz, Punkin and Maddy
Season 2 - Episode 16
In the first segment, Cesar works with a couple who have two min pins that are hyperactive to the point of biting visitors to the home and are harming their home-based business. Cesar also deals with Maria's fear of large dogs. In the second segment, he takes a rock-obsessed Rhodesian ridgeback/pit mix to the Center to help him learn to engage in more appropriate dog activities. Punkin has a great time and quickly loses interest in rocks. In the third segment, Cesar helps a young woman with a very frightened adopted stray. Molly soon learns to adjust her energy to help Maddy relax and feel more confident about men.
#16 - Isis, Tina, Nugget and Katrina Dogs
Season 2 - Episode 5
In this episode, Cesar works with a couple whose relationship is at risk due to their pit mixes-the dogï¿½s aggression toward each other makes it impossible for the couple to spend time together with their dogs. The second segment is about a dane mix who will eat absolutely anything-resulting in surgery to remove an obstruction. They hope that Cesar can help stop him from this destructive and dangerous behavior. The third segment is about the three Katrina dogs who hopefully will be reunited with their families.
#17 - Spike, Jake & Nugget, and Wendell
Season 2 - Episode 9
In this episode Cesar works with an aggressive German shepherd who, very unlike his much-loved predecessor, would and has attacked people and animals outside the family, and appears to want to kill the family cat. Then he deals with a teacher who has adopted a second sheltie from rescue, but this dog attacks the vacuum, her hair dryer, etc., in addition to barking non-stop in the car, generally making himself unpleasant. This is putting strain on her relationship with her parents, who dog-sit for her during the day. In the third segment, Cesar works with woman who has two rescued dogs, one a chow mix and one a pit mix. The pit mix particularly is causing a problem in her relationship with her fiancï¿½, to the point where the wedding was postponed until the dog situation was resolved.
#18 - Kobe, Banjo, and Kisses
Season 3 - Episode 1
Kobe, a one eyed Australian Shepherd, is biting people and lunging at strangers. A rescued coonhound named Banjo is afraid of people, even owner Beverly. Kisses, a pink maltese is aggessive, nipping at owner's (Kitten) heels and eliminating on the carpet.
#19 - Curly and Baxter
Season 4 - Episode 14
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.
#20 - Pekaso and Yogi & Smokey
Season 6 - Episode 3
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.
#21 - Dax, Pete, Nixa, and Sugar and Snowflake
Season 2 - Episode 17
Cesar works with three families: one with an over-exuberant puppy, one with three German Shepherd Dogs with pack issues, and one with a controlling little fluffball who rules the house.
#22 - Bella
Season 5 - Episode 13
When Nate Hedges purchased 9-week old American bulldog Bella, he was living in a late night party house where people were constantly in and out and up at all hours. Sometimes, Nate would be gone an entire weekend, leaving Bella alone. Nate’s lifestyle sent him into a downward spiral.
#23 - Bubba and Garret
Season 1 - Episode 10
The Good, the Bad, and the Bubba Heidi and Hal Wasserman own Bubba, a Maltese who is very, very spoiled. Bubba goes to work with Heidi and Hal, but attacks their clients when they try to leave, and even though he is tiny, he will attack large dogs. He completely rules the roost, but Cesar shows Heidi how to "become the pack leader, who loves him very much." Catch It If You Can Sheila Malvasi and Joel Cohen have two German Shepherds, Keela and Garret. Garret has the compulsive behavior of chasing his tail constantly. Realizing that this behavior is harming Garret, and that it can't make him happy, they call Cesar. Cesar believes that what Garret needs is a job. He teaches Sheila and Joel how to structure the walks with the aid of a dog backpack so that Garret feels purposeful rather than anxious and excited. He shows them that they need to use their calm energy to refocus Garrett's attention when he starts to get excited and spin.
#24 - Hope, Maureen, Chloe and Sam
Season 3 - Episode 16
A visit to Tijuana brings Cesar face to face with Mexico's overwhelming stray dog population. There, he teams up with volunteers from United Hope for Animals to help rescue dogs that have a good chance of finding homes in the United States. The dogs are brought to the U.S. where Cesar works to rehabilitate several of them. Then meet Chloe, a disrespectful cocker spaniel who taunts her owner who has cerebral palsy.
#25 - Maya, Sara, and Lilly
Season 3 - Episode 5
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.