National Geographic has announced details for the second season of its all-time favorite series, “César Millán: best human, best dog“, which airs July 22 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. This season brings 12 brand new episodes with a furry dog behavior specialist in the business, César Millán.
All-new episodes will air consecutively Fridays at 9/8c and 10/9c on National Geographic, and again Saturdays at 10/9c and 11/10c on Nat Geo WILD. The previous season is available to stream now on Disney+ and this series is expected to come to Disney+ at a later date.
After its epic debut on the show, this season brings all-new cases to Caesar’s famed California dog ranch, Dog Psychology Center, where the dogs arrive with their problems and leave with their best behavior. Watch Caesar use the latest research in animal psychology to work not only with pets but, more importantly, with their owners to find respect and harmony between both parties.
Transformations include those like an aggressive Rhodesian Ridgeback that learns to trust its owner; a dog that bites and mounts anyone who approaches eventually drops its “guard” and lets its owner in; German Shepherd owners develop confidence-calming techniques to prevent their dog from peeing inappropriately, and more.
Episode descriptions and premiere dates are as follows:
“Best Friend Bodyguard” premieres Friday, July 22 at 9/8c
Caesar offers to help a pair of packs. One is desperate to fix his fearful and aggressive Rhodesian Ridgeback named Simba, whose trust issues with his pet parent have created a fiercely overprotective hostility that threatens anyone who crosses his path. The other pack is held hostage by an anxious and confused mini schnauzer named Otto.
“Guard of the Yard” premieres Friday, July 22 at 10/9c
Caesar rehabilitates Hendrix, a self-taught guard dog who bites and mounts anyone who comes near because the family was scared and isolated him. Caesar teaches Hendrix to let his guard down and become a respectful dog again while helping owner Genesis put aside his fear and rediscover the leader within him.
“Frozen in Fear” premieres Friday, July 29 at 9/8c
César is called in to help two professional ballroom dancers who have done more than they could by adopting Zoe, a Chihuahua petrified by the world around her. Caesar uses both traditional and non-traditional methods to transform her into a calmer, happier and more obedient dog who can be with his pet at the dance studio.
“Bitten By Love” premieres Friday, July 29 at 10/9c
Caesar helps a desperate couple with a newborn whose pet Corgi has bitten over 30 times. After removing the dog from their home, Caesar realizes that the mother’s energy and past are working against them. And later, Caesar comes to the aid of two owners of private dog parks and their mix of German Spitz guarding the park has become a liability for the company.
“Ten Years to Life” premieres Friday, August 5 at 9/8c
Caesar helps the Mayo family with their pit bull Molly, who has been confined to the yard for 10 years after an incident at a dog park. Caesar teaches pet owners how to take on a leadership role, and Molly returns to her back of the pack position. Caesar then shows Craig and Shannon Callahan how to use calm confidence to prevent their German Shepherd Jeffrey from peeing inappropriately.
“Dog Therapy” premieres Friday, August 5 at 10/9c
Caesar sets out to help a pair of rambunctious young dogs — a chocolate lab and a golden retriever — and their overwhelmed parents, pushed to the brink by the pandemic. Caesar designs a unique way for pet parents to take control as pack leaders and earn the much-needed respect from dogs that is sorely lacking in the relationship.
“Moving Forward” premieres Friday, August 12 at 9/8c
Caesar helps a grieving couple with their nervous Shar-Pei. The death of his pack leader left him feeling lost, causing him to lash out in fear against his own kin. And later, a pit bull’s eccentric and backward behavior is a tripping hazard for his pet who lost his leg in a serious accident. Caesar teaches both families how to move forward with calm and confidence.
“Ticking Bomb” premieres Friday, August 12 at 10/9c
Caesar is called into a red zone case involving two powerful races who have started fighting, hunting and killing small animals in their backyard. They have now turned their aggression on each other, causing chaos in the house and Caesar needing some fresh air. Also, Caesar meets a retired couple whose retirement has been anything but pleasant because their burrow has shut down their world.
“Appetite for Destruction” premieres Friday, August 19 at 9/8c
In Laguna Hills, a pack of four dogs destroy everything they can. Sherry, the pet’s mother, must recognize her own anxiety in order to calm the entire household. Then, in La Cañada, the Lee family, including two young girls, are dragged into traffic by their pack on walks. Mother Gina must learn to lead with confidence to keep her dogs and children safe.
“Silent Biter” premieres Friday, August 19 at 10/9c
Cesar comes to the aid of a couple who fear for their young son because their poodle-chihuahua mix feels the need to protect his nervous mother. And later, a family of four adopted a husky to reunite them after a divorce, but his escape artist ways keep them apart.
“Avocado Aggression” premieres Friday, August 26 at 9/8c
Caesar rehabilitates a Doberman who can’t help but search for threats – and finds them in his own home in the form of a pack mate. It’s a real emergency with violent fights between the brothers as the couple’s two young children play nearby. Later, Caesar intervenes when a Jindo-pit mix, a nervous wreck, threatens its owner’s relocation plans.
“Unleash the Hulk” premieres Friday, August 26 at 10/9c
Caesar sets out to help a young bulldog named Jaxx, who has been keeping his family trapped in their own home. His mother, Priscilla, was so controlled by her fears that Jaxx is now confused and aggressive. It’s up to Caesar to help the two create a calming environment driven by boundaries and clear direction.