Millan’s 43-acre ranch, his “Dog Psychology Center,” is evidence that the Mexican immigrant, who sneaked over the border and once slept under a highway overpass, has come a long way. He’s a U.S. citizen now, working on his new series “Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack,” and has two teenage sons. As many as 11 million people per week tuned in to watch him working with dogs that many owners would want to give away on “Dog Whisperer.”
But three years ago, his life started to fall apart: His beloved pit bull Daddy died, days later his wife of 16 years phoned to tell him she wanted a divorce, and his relationship with his two sons soured as they blamed him for the divorce. And Millan discovered his inattention to his business had left him without a cent.