Dog Whisperer kicks off season 8

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PHOENIX -- The eighth season of "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan" premieres Saturday, Jan. 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) on NAT GEO Wild.

"The show is back bigger and bolder than ever, with unique stories and intense situations that once again put Cesar’s rehabilitation skills to the test," according to the show's website. "Watch as Cesar rehabilitates dogs and trains people to achieve a balanced and natural relationship between humans and their pets."

Millan himself checked in via satellite to chat with 3TV's Tess Rafols and Scott Pasmore about the show and his experiences.