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Cesar Millan

'Troubled' Dog Attacks

During Walk with Dog Whisperer

7/23/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Cesar Millan
couldn't stop one of his gigantic clients -- a Great Dane -- from attacking a neighbor during a training session yesterday ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us the 'Dog Whisperer' star was walking a group of dogs, including the Great Dane, near his home in Studio City, CA -- and none of the dogs were leashed. 

We're told one of Millan's neighbors was out walking his own dog ... and when the neighbor reached out to let the Great Dane sniff his palm ... the dog suddenly bit the man's hand and forearm.

We're told Cesar followed the man to the hospital where he was treated and released. Unclear, at this point, how badly he was injured.

A rep for Millan confirmed the attack, and says Cesar was walking a "troubled dog" as part of its training, when it got "spooked by a neighbor." The rep added, Cesar is still caring for the dog.

We don't know yet how big this dog was -- but adult Great Danes range from 100 to 120 pounds. 

A source close to the victim tells us "he's healing," and is following up with a physician today.

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Kwttz    

Not surprising when he tries to "train" these dogs through their stress symptoms.

71 days ago
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Kobe_No_Means_No    

Check his do***ents. Americans are endangered by these bozos. This isn't Mexico Cholo, can't be walking your fighter dogs unleashed in the neighborhood ese. Truth.

71 days ago
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Chris    

No leash, no control. What an egotistical jerk.

71 days ago
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Idiotsallofya    

Thanks to Ceasar and no leash this dog will be put down. Great job whetback

71 days ago
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realjoshua    

And now Millan is going to get the bone buried in his back yard. Hope walking/whispering to dogs pay well

71 days ago
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Elle    

Seriously...his dogs weren't on a leash? You can't control what you don't have control over. Also better to be leashed for other dogs. I have an Argentine Dogo (pit/mastiff/etc mix) who loves people and dogs. But dogs get nervous around him and defensive because he's friggin' huge. That starts the cycle. Cesar should know this.

71 days ago
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steve    

UMMMM my Great Dane is a small female and wieghs 150 pounds. I don't think I have ever seen an adult Dane weigh in a 100-120.

71 days ago
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Dogs_are_cool    

He should not have stuck his hand in and animals face. If you stick your hand in the face of a crocodile and get a bit they call you an idiot, but for some reason if you stick your hand in the face of another animal (a dog) and you get bit then the animal gets the blame, and is called aggressive.

71 days ago
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Supr Dav     

That dog is going to end up on the Millan Family Reunion dinner table.

71 days ago
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the Biebs    

They are both wrong. Leash your dog and Don't stick your hand in a dogs face you are not familiar with.

71 days ago
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Dogs_are_cool    

You should never stick your hand in the face of the dog to let them smell you, that is a old wives tale. Dogs have such good noses that they can pick up your sense with you just standing near them without putting something in front of their face, which could can and does create dogs to reacts with a bite because face-to-face in the animal world is very confrontational.

71 days ago
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sammi    

Stupid you dont put your hands in front of a unfamiliar dogs face.. Didn't your mother teach you?

71 days ago
13.

Robert    

Cesar is proof that morons walk among us.

71 days ago
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Sonja    

So you walk a 'troubled' dog, in a group, unleashed, out in a public area. Yeah that's really smart. He's lucky the neighbor doesn't sue him, is there a leash law in Studio City or does this guy just feel like he doesn't need to follow the law because he thinks he control any dog in any situation.. which he obviously can't.

71 days ago
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Reilly    

Cesar has done a huge disservice by discouraging people from putting down aggressive dogs. I raised my dog lovingly, but at age 1, he was diagnosed with a progressive & genetic form of aggression and was put to sleep. I was judged harshly for it by some, but I feel better knowing he will never bite anyone else.

71 days ago
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