In this Hispanic Lifestyle exclusive, we spoke with Cesar Milan who was attending the National Hispanic Media Coalition’s Impact Awards Gala. Accompanying “the Dog Whisperer” was girlfriend Yahaira and his Son.
From the website cesarsway.com in Cesar’s own words.
I began this journey in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and grew up working with animals on my grandfather’s farm. Because of my natural way with dogs, they would follow me everywhere. Other kids would bully me and call me el perrero—”the dirty dog boy.” But I tried to not let the negativity get to me, and for my 13th birthday my wish was to become the best dog trainer in the world.
Another longtime dream I’m really proud of is The Millan Foundation. The foundation has provided financial support and rehabilitation expertise to animal shelters around the world since its inception on Valentine’s Day 2007. One of the many programs that is making a big difference in the lives of children is called Mutt-i-grees. Based on my principles, it teaches children empathy, social skills, self-awareness and has been shown to combat bullying in schools.
The video interview was featured in episode hltv5183 of Hispanic Lifestyle.