TODAY | January 09, 2013
>>> after saying good-bye to his big show last year, world renowned dog behaviorist cesar millan is back.
>> cesar millan leader of the pack where he rescues abandoned dogs once considered unadoptable and matches them up with the perfect owner ready to give them a happy and stable home.
>> like hoda!
>> happy new year.
>> same to you, both of you.
>> this show is a little feisty.
>> it is. this show is about a mission. as i stepped out " dog whisperer ," that helped me save relationships, this is going to help me save lives.
>> a dog can save a person's life too.
>> absolutely, absolutely, yes. around the world, 600 million dogs die. my mission is to stop this from happening. most of them are abandoned. that's a horrible thing. this is what we do, bring that awareness. but the goal is to find the right energy for you, compatibility is the most important thing.
>> we're going to talk about a few things. one thing we've had trouble with on the show, both of us --
>> mine wasn't my fault, it was the dog.
>> holding on to dogs. let's look at tape and watch the issues we've had.
>> take a picture while kathie is holding him.
>> oh, oh, oh, that was a nose dive, we remembered that one. mine just ran sideways. i caught it and did not curse. i'm just letting you know. maybe you can show us the proper way to hold a dog.
>> bring out buffy .
>> let hoda hold buffy .
>> what do you do?
>> little hesitant. what you do is bring it right away and hold it.
>> bring to your heart. heart to heart , hoda.
>> like a bag of rice.
>> that's what you want to do. little hesitant. there you go.
>> oh, you look good together. oh, hoda!
>> mindset is very important.
>> you love your mommy hoda, don't you.
>> look where her behind is, is that okay?
>> that was her tail, sorry.
>> so let's have --
>> let's bring ratatoulle. you can see the energy here, a little tense.
>> good one.
>> he needs a little bathy. he lives up to his name, let me tell you.
>> so you're going to give us a few tips, handful of tips.
>> number one is match the right energy dog for you.
>> you know what i love about buffy , i have to say, she's very docile. that's kind of the dog i want. just lays there.
>> once in awhile they do want to go out and poo, though. you have to do that and feed and bathe her.
>> take them for a long walk before you bring them home.
>> should i put the dog home?
>> because the dog is in a shelter. they don't really go outside. too many dogs for volunteers to walk them properly. you have a dog that's pent-up energy. before you enter in the house, make sure you go inside first. this is your territory. think like a dog.
>> what about finding out as much as you can about their history so you would know they might have special concerns?
>> what about with that is people hold on to the past and start feeling sorry for the dogs.
>> clean slate .
>> think about it. new life.
>> your dog looks constipated. [ laughter ]
>> let's put it this way, i hope he is.
>> cesar, we've got to run. you've got a great show on. thank you.
>> thank you very much.
>> all the dogs are available for adoption, aren't they, hoda?
>> yes, they are.
>> catch cesar on nat geo wild .
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