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about tcw

Training Cesar's Way provides world class training programs with a commitment to educating, inspiring, and empowering individuals to make a positive impact on their communities. Our programs, viewed through the unique lens of human-animal relationships, promote the belief that finding a calm, confident center can initiate positive change in the world, starting with you. Cesar Millan's training programs are crafted to help you attain the balanced harmony you seek, transforming your life while contributing to our mission of fostering Better Humans for a Better Planet.

our programs



Nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Santa Clarita, California, Cesar Millan's renowned Dog Psychology Center (DPC) spans 43 acres. This facility is the realization of Cesar's vision - a place where dogs can come together as a pack for training and rehabilitation in a ranch-like environment. Boasting ample roads and trails for walks, a pool, spacious air-conditioned kennels, farm animals, and more, the DPC serves as the perfect backdrop for Training Cesar's Way.


Country Inn Pet Resort and Animal Hospital is the prestigious east coast home of Cesar Millan's Dog Psychology Center. Sitting on eight acres of lush land in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Country Inn has been meticulously designed to reimagine the traditional concept of kennels. As a family-owned and operated business since 2006, their foundation stems from a veterinarian's profound passion for animals and shares in Cesar's passion for creating a happy, balanced, relationship with your companion.

training team

Cesar Millan

With more than 25 years of experience Cesar Millan is one of the most sought-after authorities in the field of dog behavior and rehabilitation.

Through his Training Cesar's Way courses, Cesar Millan empowers dog owners to become confident, compassionate leaders for their dogs. His mission is to inspire a paradigm shift in our relationship with dogs, encouraging us to embrace our innate connection with nature and tap into the profound wisdom that dogs have to offer. By adopting a natural, simple, and profound approach, Cesar envisions a world where dogs and humans coexist harmoniously, enriching each other's lives and fostering a deeper understanding of our ourselves and the animal kingdom.

todd langston


Todd Langston is a canine behavior expert and owner of Pack Life K-9 Behavior Solutions in Orlando, FL. Todd has helped thousands of dogs by teaching their owners how to be the best pack leaders they can be through an easy to follow method that emphasizes the power of balanced energy and proper communication. While Todd believes the best teachers are his clients and their dogs, he has also had a chance to learn and work with some of the best minds in the business. Todd is a Trainer for Fundamentals 1 and Trainer for Fundamentals 2.

steve del savio


Steve Del Savio is a highly respected expert in dog psychology and behavior, based in New York City metropolitan area. He has built a strong reputation for his exceptional skills in addressing canine behavior problems and his remarkable 8-acre Nature Dog Resort called the Maddie Ranch. As the Founder and CEO of Pack Leader Dogs in New Jersey, Steve has dedicated more than 15 years to helping thousands of dogs and people achieve an amazing and balanced relationship. Steve has been a dedicated Trainer for Fundamentals 1 for over a decade showcasing his extensive experience and expertise.

jojo stanford


Joanna "Jojo" Stanford is a people person who loves to empower struggling dog owners to find their confidence. Working with dogs since 2009, Jojo sold her Long Beach, CA business, Trots Dogs, in 2021 to her staff to travel the country with her dog, Jaxx and teach dog owners and trainers the art of dog psychology, business consultation and help them bring balance and harmony to their communities. "I want to empower people everywhere to know that they can do this too!"

yoaciel cristobal


Yoaciel Cristobal is the founder of Pawmily, a family-owned company offering dog training and other services in Puerto Rico. Yoa began his work with dogs at local shelters where he quickly became recognized as the "go-to" trainer, especially for families with difficult cases. He now has three vans picking up dogs daily for camp and dog-sitting services - and plans to open the first Dog Psychology Center in the Caribbean. Yoa is a Trainer for Fundamentals 1.

art ortiz


Art Ortiz is the founder of DogFit Dallas. Art believes that "dogs should live in a world where we, the humans, create balance and harmony." Art is well known around the Dallas/Fort Worth Texas Metroplex for his training, ranging from basic leash skills to the rehabilitation of fearful or aggressive dogs. As a former student of Training Cesar's Way, Art is a Trainer for Fundamentals 1 and 2.

Lisa Porter


Lisa Porter began her canine career 16 years ago in Hawaii, fostering dogs for a local rescue. In 2010 she began working with Marleys Mutts dog rescue in CA, and co-founded the Pawsitive Change prison dog program, teaching inmates about dog psychology. In 2017 she opened K9 Behavior College in central CA, to further her passion of helping and empowering people through the process of rehabilitating their dogs. Lisa is a Trainer for Fundamentals 1 & 2.

michael burke

Meditation Director

Michael Burke is a certified life coach, meditation teacher, and dog behavior consultant in Los Angeles who helps people create calm within their lives to provide calm, confident leadership for their animals. Michael's mission is to guide people on improving their energy, finding balance, clearing blocks, achieving their goals, and unleashing their ultimate potential. He also helps people to better understand and communicate with their animals and overcome behavior challenges. Michael is a former student of Fundamentals 1 and 2 and is now the Meditation Director of Training Cesar's Way.

robert villaneda


Robert Villaneda, a Los Angeles-based behavioral expert, kick-started his career at Cesar's Dog Psychology Center from 2014 to 2017. Embracing Cesar's methods, he launched Universal Dogs Training in 2018, specializing in rehabilitating challenging dogs on a 2.5-acre property. As a Marine Corps veteran, Robert's values of structure and routine drive his work, sharing his expertise to assist others in establishing balanced relationships with their pets. From 2018 to 2022, he implemented successful rehabilitation programs at North Kern State Prison, and since 2022, he serves as Cesar's behaviorist and consulting producer on the TV show "Better Human Better Dog," actively exploring the impact of Cesar's approach on people.

general faq's

Varies depending on course topic, location, and timeframe. Please see individual course for pricing.
where are the courses held?
Courses are held at Cesar Millan’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California and at our partner facility, Country Inn Pet Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
i don't live near los angeles, are the courses for me?
Currently, all courses are either held at either Cesar’s Dog Psychology Center in Santa Clarita, California or at our partner facility Country Inn Pet Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
are there any prerequisites for attending the courses?
  • We welcome all students over the age of 18.
  • To enroll in Fundamentals 2, you must have completed the Fundamentals 1 course.
  • Courses involve many physical activities including walks on dirt and gravel paths that incline, swimming, agility training, and hands on activities with dogs. You should be capable of physical activity in a variety of conditions. *Please contact us in advance if you need special accommodations to ensure we can meet your needs.
  • Please check the individual course page for any specific prerequisites.
how many dogs (and humans) attend each course?
Course sizes vary. A limited number of spots may be available for those wanting to attend with a dog. All dogs require prior approval. Additional requirements will apply. *Please see specific course details to ensure bringing a dog is permitted.
I want to bring a friend to the course. can they participate in the training?
Unfortunately, no. All participants must be paid students.
may i bring more than one dog to a course? do you offer special pricing if i bring more than one dog?
If the course you’re interested in allows student dogs, you may only bring one dog per course. If you would like to bring more than one dog to a course, your second dog must be accompanied by a second human, who must register separately and pay the full course fee. We do not offer special prices for multiple dogs.
when will i know that i'm accepted for a course?
Plese refer to the terms and conditions.
do you offer special pricing for couples or families?
While we welcome participation by couples or families, we do not offer family or group discounts. The program fee covers only one human (or 1 human with 1 dog).
do you offer scholarships or reduced rates?
Currently we do not have a scholarship program or offer reduced rates.
what is the refund policy?
  • Credit Card is the sole accepted form of payment, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express.
1. Registration is refundable within 24 hours of booking.
2. Cancellations made after 24 hours and up to 30 days before the course start date will be refunded at 50% (minus a 10% processing fee).
3. No refunds for cancellations made less than 30 days before the course starts or for no-shows at the event.
4. Course transfers and rescheduling requests are not permitted.
5. Refunds will be issued to the original credit card used for registration.
6. Refunds may take 1-2 billing cycles to reflect on your credit card statement.
1. Registration is refundable within 24 hours of booking.
2. If your dog is not approved, a notification will be sent to the registered email. You have 24 hours from when the email is sent to cancel for a full refund of the registration fee. Failure to cancel within this timeframe will result in your confirmed attendance without a dog. The standard cancellation and refund policy outlined in the terms and conditions will then apply.
3. Cancellations made after 24 hours and up to 30 days before the course start date will be refunded at 50%, minus a 10% processing fee.
4. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days before the course starts or for no-shows at the event.
5. Course transfers and rescheduling requests are not available.
6. Refunds will be issued to the original credit card used for registration.
7. Refunds may take 1-2 billing cycles to reflect on your credit card statement.
  • Cesar's Way, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any Training Cesar’s Way programs for any reason whatsoever, including insufficient signups, force majeure, acts of God, natural disasters, riots, and reasons beyond our control.
  • In such a case, a refund of payments received by Cesar’s Way, Inc. shall constitute full settlement and shall release Cesar’s Way, Inc. from further financial liability.
  • The financial burden of Cesar’s Way, Inc. shall be limited to the amount paid to Cesar’s Way, Inc. for the Training Cesar’s Way course only and does not extend to cover any travel or other costs incurred (e.g., non-refundable air tickets, visa fees if applicable, hotel accommodations and trip insurance premiums).
  • It is recommended to consider trip cancellation insurance that includes coverage for the Training Cesar’s Way course fees.
if i am approved for one particular course, can i switch to another one?
Once you register for a course and have been approved, you may not switch to another date. If you need to cancel, please see the refund policy under FAQ.
will i receive certification that i completed the course? how may i use such certification?
You may use this certificate of completion on your resume, website, or Facebook page. We do not offer a program that “certifies” student in Cesar’s method.
do you have more courses scheduled for later in the year?
Courses are based on Cesar’s availability. Please visit our training page for announcements of future courses.
does training cesar's way offer other training programs? how can i sign up?
At the moment, we exclusively offer Fundamentals 1 & 2 workshops.