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World renowned animal guru, Cesar Millan, is on a mission to find the next rising “Dog Whisperer” of Asia and is offering 8 aspiring “Recruits” the chance of a lifetime.

In the same vein as “The Apprentice”, Cesar’s Recruit is a reality-based competition series which focuses on each contestant’s ability to implement Cesar’s strategies while working with dogs that possess behavioural issues. Over the course of 7 episodes (30 minutes each), Cesar will present the recruits with a slate of tasks and challenges, designed to test their patience, passion for animals, and willingness to succeed. Eliminations will happen twice weekly for 3 weeks. The recruits will work with Cesar directly, where his strategic training methods will not only improve on one’s dog handling abilities, but the experience of working with troubled animals will no doubt teach each contestant a bit more about themselves as well.

Cesar’s Recruit will be an unforgettable life experience aimed to take each contestant on a personal journey — as Cesar believes that animals learn just as much from humans as we do from them.

We are currently casting for both Recruits and Dogs. For further casting details, please choose from one of the tabs below:



We are looking for a diverse range of recruits from different ages, backgrounds, genders, and nationalities. Applicants are not required to own a pet. Applicants from any occupation are welcome to apply as long as they can commit to the production dates without any conflicts. No professional dog training experience is necessary, only a passion for animals and a willingness to learn.


Contestants can be of any gender or Asian/Southeast Asian Nationality. Contestants must be between the ages of 18-65. Contestants must be English-speaking and comfortable with filming, as well as possess a valid passport from country of origin. Contestants must be fully available for filming the production in Singapore from 8 February 2019 – 16 March 2019.  If eliminated, contestant may not be needed for the entire duration of filming and is free to go. Flights, food, and accommodation for the shoot period will be provided.


If you fit all the requirements, please download the Recruit Application Form below and attach the completed document in an email to auditions@refinery-media.com. The “SUBJECT TITLE” should read: SUBMISSION CESAR: (YOUR NAME, NATIONALITY). In the email, please include a recent photograph of yourself and an introductory paragraph stating why you would like to take part in the show. If we find you to be a suitable candidate, you will then move on to the next phase of casting which includes a Skype interview with our Executive Producer.



We are searching for dogs with a diverse range of behavioural issues to work directly with Cesar and the Recruits in both tasks and challenges. Dog candidates do not have to be any specific gender, age, or breed (mongrels are welcome!). However, we are hoping to cast dogs that are already socialized, meaning they are able to interact with the trainers and other dogs without explicitly endangering those around them. Aggressive dog candidates are welcome to apply, as long as they have no blatant history of extreme violence against humans or other dogs, meaning they are susceptible to entering new environments and interacting with unknown handlers.


We are only strictly only able to cast Dogs and owners who reside in Singapore due to the country’s strict quarantine regulation laws. Dogs must be in good health and owners must show proof that the dog is up-to date with all required shots/jabs. Filming dates are 8 February 2019 – 16 March 2019 (tentatively). The Dog applicant must be available for 2-3 days during this time frame. The first day will consist of an introductory training session and the following days will be production filming.


If your beloved pooch fits all the requirements, please download the Doggy Application Form below and attach the completed document in an email to auditions@refinery-media.com. The “SUBJECT TITLE” should read: SUBMISSION DOG: (DOG NAME, BREED, AGE). In the email, please include a recent photo of your pup and an introductory paragraph stating what behavioural issues they may have and why you think they would be a good match for the show. If possible, do include a short video clip of of the pup demonstrating said behavioural issues.

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