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National Geographic renews 'Dog Whisperer' for a sixth season


By John Bracchitta, 03/20/2009 

National Geographic Channel has announced it has renewed its Emmy-nominated Dog Whisper reality series for a sixth season.

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The series will continue to follow dog guru Cesar Milan as he travels to families and helps them train their unruly pups and break them of their bad behavior. The new season will consist of 30 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter reported Thursday. 

"Cesar's passion and dedication to the well-being of all dogs is truly inspiring," National Geographic Channel executive Steve Burns said, according to The Reporter. "We could not be more excited about extending this important franchise on our network."

Dog Whisperer premiered in 2004 and has been nominated for the Emmy Awards' Outstanding Reality Program award twice.  In 2006, it lost to ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.  The following year, it lost to Bravo's Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List.
Dog Whisperer's renewal is one of two significant events that have occurred in Milan's life recently. Last week, the Mexican-born dog expert was sworn in as a U.S. citizen at a ceremony in Montebello, CA.

"This is the ultimate culmination of living the American dream," he said following the ceremony, according to the Associated Press.


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