For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives - as well as those who have already brought a dog home - Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and explains how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.
Based on Cesar's own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.
Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend.
Number-one New York Times best-selling author Cesar Millan tells you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including:
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"Millan's wizardlike facility with dogs - the calm he brings to them, the confident way he handles them - is mind-blowing." (Newsweek)
"[Millan] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace." (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker)
A real insight to why dogs do the things they do.
If you like Cesar Milan you should enjoy this book as well.
How to really train your dog with the understanding of a dog's perspective.
This is the true way to teach a dog and the steps you should take before buying a dog. I've read other positive training books that give you simple steps to train your puppy. Using using food. When something doesn't work they just say to find better treats. If that doesn't work your stuck with no ideas how to fix the problem or even what the real problem is. Cesar explains why dogs do the things they do and why. He gives you real solutions to raising a puppy, not just to keep giving them treats. Food doesn't work for all dogs as a constant motivator. The one book I read said to wait until the dog is hungry enough to want the treat. Cesar gives other motivators based on the breed or situation. Great Book!
Cesar Millan is the greatest thing since the napkin. He has taken the concept of mindfulness and brought to the animal world. Just in time too. I have used mindfulness skills to keep my own life in order and I was quick to see that he too has read Daniel Goleman's books on Mindfulness skills, or as Cesar puts it, " staying in the moment because that's how animals live everyday ." Cesar then applies this staying in the moment thinking in his work for people to better understand how your dogs mind functions. He also breaks it down for the " people " to be able to get a clear message on what and where they need to be in their thinking when their with their pets in various situations. When talking to people in his seminars Cesar is using his mindfulness skills all the time to keep the people in the moment with him. He will save not only dogs in his life but many many people too. Spread the word Cesar Millan. Denise
This was like listening to the Dr. Phil show only it was Cesar Milan talking about dogs. It’s a lot of stories and personal anecdotes, more sizzle than steak. This is not a book that focuses on the nuts and bolts of the subject matter it is supposed to address. If you are looking for an in-depth instruction of proven training techniques with new puppies this is not the book for you.
Long in the tooth on stories and short on actual techniques and instruction.
Probably not unless it was free.
I work with dogs and the hardest thing I find is explaining to people that regardless of how cute their dog is. It is not a little human child. I think if you get nothing else out of this book but the simple fact that dogs wanted to be treated like dogs than it is already worth getting. I got it and listened to it all through the day.
Recommended to my old friend getting a new puppy. Actually I am hounding her to get this book before her puppy is born. Can't say enough. How about I only got this book after many puppy experiences that I wish I had read this book first for. But happy - thrilled to read it now while I have been in the planning , preparation, and honeymoon phases of my first Rescue dog. If I could only meet Ceasar, who has blest us so much, I would suggest he amend this book to include young adult rescue dogs. Since, like the battered men and women I work with, they have been arrested in emotional growth from the time their abuse began. So a good 80% of this book is valuable in rehabilitating Adult Rescue Puppies!
It was a good book, I wish it would have gone into more detail. For example how to get into a calm and state or how to tell your if your dog is in a calm state ect. I feel like the last chapter in the book gave more of the information I was wanting.
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