(This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Millán and the second or maternal family name is Favela.) Cesar Millan, (born César Felipe Millán Favela; August 27, 1969) is a Mexican-American self-taught dog behaviorist. He is widely known for his television series Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, broadcast in more than eighty countries worldwide from 2004 to 2012. Prior to The Dog Whisperer series, Millan focused on rehabilitating severely aggressive dogs and founded the Dog Psychology Center in South Los Angeles (2002–2008). In 2009, the Dog Psychology Center moved to Santa Clarita, California. Millan also opened an East Coast clinic at the Country Inn Pet Resort in Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. Millan's first three books, including Cesar's Way, all became New York Times best sellers, have cumulatively sold two million copies in the United States, and are available in 14 other countries. In 2009, in conjunction with IMG, Millan introduced a monthly magazine also titled Cesar's Way, with The Wall Street Journal reporting at that time that half of American consumers recognized Millan. With Ilusión Millan, his former wife, he founded the Millan Foundation – since renamed the Cesar Millan Foundation. He is working with Yale University to create a children's curriculum based on his work. Millan has said, "My goal in rehabilitating dogs and training people is to create balanced relationships between humans and canines." In 2009, The New York Times attributed Millan's success to his personal sense of balance, describing this as "a sort of über-balanced mien". Millan's methods have been criticized by the animal welfare charity RSPCA and by the broadcaster Alan Titchmarsh as "cruel" and "unnecessary". In 2010, Millan was hospitalized after an attempted suicide.