Brady, a four-year-old yellow Lab, is “crazy for water,” as its owner, Jim Livingston, puts it. Host Cesar Millan gets into the Livingstons' backyard pool to control Brady's obsession with swimming. Then Millan meets Bandit, a Chihuahua that's nice to its owner, Lori Ovanessian---and bites every other person it meets; and Hootie, an Australian shepherd that's terrified of children.
Cesar Millan meets Sonny, a fearful German shepherd; Cinnamon, an aggressive dachshund; and Boo, a pug that runs away. Sonny fears people, and owner Cyndi Reynolds feels sorry for him. That's the problem, says Millan, who shows Reynolds how to be more confident with Sonny. Cinnamon's owner has a similar problem. “You show weakness,” Millan says, “and they show dominance.” And Boo's bored because his owner can't walk him. Boo also senses her guilt and takes advantage.
Patients include a once-abandoned Lab-Staffordshire mix that's vicious to small animals (though friendly to people); a poodle that spins out of control when cars pass nearby; and an English bulldog with an appetite for skateboard wheels.
A Korean Jindo dog is affectionate to its owners---when they're outside. Indoors, it's a different story. A Great Dane has completely taken over its owners' house, especially their bed. And a grieving boxer that misses its late mate won't accept the new one its owners have provided.
Dogs left stranded after Hurricane Katrina are cared for in Operation Ruffugee by the Second Chance at Love Humane Society and host Cesar Millan. Also: love at first sight for a couple---but not their dogs, pit bulls Isis and Tina; and Nugget, a dog who's eating his owners out of house and home. Almost literally: Nugget's diet includes dish towels and the family's trampoline.
Rottweilers Tiger and Roxy, who were abandoned as puppies, are growing into attack dogs---biting even their owner; a corgi-papillon mix isn't called Buddy the Biter for nothing; and a vizsla named Booker is having trouble with city life after having lived in the country.
An aggressive Doberman mix instigates fights between other dogs; a bossy Pomeranian is the diva of her dog park; and a terrier mix acts aggressively toward other animals---and gives panic attacks to his owner, who visits host Cesar Millan's dog-psychology center.
Cesar Millan helps actress Denise Richards, who owns three dogs---that really own her. Betty, a pug, and Boston terrier Lucy compete with each other; Betty bites people; and Hank, a French bulldog, fights with other dogs. Millan's strategy: work on Richards. Also: A miniature pinscher named Chip bites visitors and family members alike. And Leo, a lazy basset hound, refuses to walk, forcing his owner to pick the 50-pound pooch and carry him.
A woman has two aggressive former strays (a chow mix and a Lab/pit-bull mix) and a fiancé who wants her to choose between them and him. She opts for Cesar Millan first. Also: A family replaced its beloved deceased German shepherd with another that isn't so beloved. In fact, he's a biter. And a satisfied sheltie owner acquired another that doesn't get along with the first one and barks incessantly.
Cesar Millan tries to calm down a vicious four-year-old beagle-Lab mix that has vexed other trainers. Plus, he helps a newlywed couple who get along much better than their dogs do. The primary offender: the husband's belligerent shepherd mix. Then there's a two-year-old Shar-Pei that goes crazy whenever she sees dogs on TV. The program that drives her craziest: “The Dog Whisperer.”
Featured: Princess, a nasty Maltese owned by Los Angeles Lakers VP Jeanie Buss that nips at the heels of the players and coach Phil Jackson, who also happens to be Buss's boyfriend. Jackson's new name for the pooch: Princess Cujo, after the Stephen King novel about a rabid dog.
In a follow-up to an episode in which host Cesar Millan took in three canine refugees from Hurricane Katrina, Millan assesses their physical and psychological progress and takes them to a vet while his wife, Ilusion, tries to track down their owners. Also: Millan tends to a chocolate Lab that's terrified of her owners' new hardwood floors, and checks in on a Great Dane that had a similar problem last season. And he works with a German shepherd that's a “bucking bronco” while on a leash.
A move has made a Lab-beagle mix very aggressive. Also: a Dalmatian-German-shepherd mix that barks relentlessly at people; and a beagle that sniffs too much and yelps and whimpers constantly, except when he's on a boogie board in a pool.
A woman who rescued a pregnant Akita from the side of a freeway has problems with one of her pups that is too aggressive. Host Cesar Millan also meets a Newfoundland that won't eat and a Shiba Inu that won't stay put. Millan's solution for this pooch includes GPS technology.
Host Cesar Millan goes behind bars to work with Nevada prison inmates in a dog-training program called Pups on Parole, which focuses on obedience, housebreaking and leash training in an effort to find homes for strays.
Host Cesar Millan tries to calm down a pair of very aggressive miniature-pinscher siblings, wean a pit-bull mix that's too attached to his pet rocks, and get a white terrier to lose her fear of men.