Cesar Millan
Bullying Survivor
Male | Santa Clarita, CA   United States
Kids called him dirty dog boy
Bullying Type: Emotional
Posted By: Birch
2/19/13 11:20 AM
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I was bullied in Mexico because I was poor and called an el perrero—the "dirty dog boy," they made fun of me because dogs followed me around and they thought I was dirty and had fleas and ticks. I didn't realize until I came to America that having dogs follow me around might be a good thing.

All of us have something about us that makes us different. It might be because of the color of our skin. Because we have a different religion. Because we or our parents come from another country. Because we like boys or girls. Because we're heavy or skinny. Because we're short or tall. Because our hair’s a certain color. Because we're in special classes. Because we're poor.

It doesn't matter what it is, bullies will find something different about you and try and make your life hard. For me it was because I was short, poor, and had dogs following me around. But when I told my mother at the age of 13 that I wanted to be a dog trainer, she believed in me and encouraged me and didn't let me listen to the negative things people said about me. If you aren't lucky enough to have someone like that in your life, there are always dogs—they love and accept you no matter what. And when I came to America, I couldn't speak a word of English, I was poor and homeless, but all of a sudden it was cool to have dogs following me. Over time, I went from being the "dirty dog boy" to the "dog whisperer." It really does get better.

I hated seeing in the news so many stories about teen suicides, and also about bullied kids going to school and taking revenge. Don't let anger take over you.

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Posted By: Merciful1 | 2/20/13 3:37 PM
I have never seen a another dog trainer that fixes the problems better or quicker. He is a leader in every sense of the word
Posted By: USAdoll | 2/21/13 2:57 PM
The epitome of living the American dream!
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Name: Cesar Millan
Age: 52
Country: United States
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