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Publisher's Summary

After more than nine seasons as television’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions.

Both inspirational and practical, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present 98 essential lessons. Taken together, they will help owners apply the key aspects of Cesar’s celebrated philosophy to create the most fulfilling life possible with their dogs.

In these pages, Cesar delves into crucial themes that go beyond obedience-school basics to reveal the hearts and minds of our beloved pets. In short, practical takes, he explores the basics of dog psychology, instinctual behaviors, creating balance and boundaries, managing common misbehaviors, choosing the right dog for your family, and helping your dog adjust to life transitions.

Throughout the book, inspiring stories from Cesar’s case files—and from his new show, Leader of the Pack—provide moving real-world applications and surprising life lessons.

Smart, easy to use, and packed with Cesar’s remarkable insights into human and canine behavior, A Short Guide to a Happy Dog is an inspiring tool for anyone looking to live a better life with a beloved member of the family.

Cesar Millan, star of the TV series Dog Whisperer, is the most sought-after dog behaviorist in the world. A New York Times best-selling author, he is the founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles and of a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups.

An Audible for Dogs Pick: Make your dog's day. Cesar Millan shares how audiobooks can make dogs happier and calmer. Learn more.
©2013 Cesar Millan (P)2013 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing.... He deserves a cape and mask." ( The New York Times)
"[Cesar] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace." ( The New Yorker)
"Millan’s wizard-like facility with dogs—the calm he brings to them, the confident way he handles them—is mind-blowing." ( Newsweek)

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  • Jami
  • VICTOR, NY, United States
  • 02-11-16

Good, But Not What I Expected Based On The Title

I liked this book, although it wasn't what I expected based on the title. It is part dog psychology, part dog training suggestions, part memoir, and (a very small) part marketing for his new show.

I think that this book would be useful for someone new to owning a dog or someone with specific dog behavior issues. I was looking for more general information as to training for specific commands, leash walking, etc. While some of this was covered, I would have liked more detail as to the nuts and bolts of how to do it rather than the theory.

While I may not agree with his approach on everything, I did get a few tidbits out of the book. I never watched his show before, so I didn't know much about him, so the glimpse into his personal life was also interesting to me. The narration was solid.

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Great read for the dog enthusiast.

I just love reading Cesar Millans books. I can see how some material may be deemed controversial but when put in context of the big picture and a true understanding that what he believes is in the best interest of the dog - it makes perfect sense. Can see changes already in our dog and his books are making an immense difference in the lives of our family and that of our new puppy.

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Dog Manual and more

All dog owners and and the ones who are planning to have a dog in the future should listen this audiobook.

Much to learn from it and many more.
Through personal stories got proof that we already knew: dog is men's best friend.

Also the narrator is a perfect match.

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great read beginning to end

you may think you know dogs, but you don't- not like Cesar. information on dog behavior and about pack behavior.
The last chapter tied it all together. Facinating man, very wise.

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thank you

I loved it! Trainer to trainer I am humbled to hear similar struggles of others and be encouraged in times when I falter. Thank you Cesar.

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Great book and life changing

I am about to listen to this book again. I have found the fulfilment formula to be applicable to many different situations.

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Educational and enjoyable

Information every dog owner can use immediately. Plus a vulnerable look into the author's life.

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Great book to select and train dogs.

Lean about dog and human psychology. Must read for new and current dog owners. Lot to learn.

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Made me think of dogs in a bit different way

I want to watch his TV Show now and see how good he really is. I've heard he's amazing. I thought it was really interesting and very informative!

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  • Tomas S.
  • Barreal, Heredia, Costa Rica
  • 03-22-18

Excelente guía

Muy buena guía para poder tener un perro feliz y balanceado. Ejercicio, disciplina y afecto, en ese orden.

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  • miss
  • 10-04-15

Great book must listen for anyone with dog probs

Loved it so much but would like to hear the authors voice all the same. I'm listening over and over to absorb the info given in it

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  • Book Worm
  • 08-29-16

A WONDERFUL BOOK

Loved this book. You and your dog need this book. It can change you're life.

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  • Ali
  • 11-26-15

Thank you for sharing

César, i have a new dog and a house full of children. I loved to listen to your book and I hope I am able to apply what you have taught me.

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  • Cec
  • 08-18-15

Love this book wish there was more.

The person read the book sounds like Ceasar Malan. I have listed more than once
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  • Jade
  • 04-04-15

excellent

so good and im a slow reader but what would of made it better is if it was actually in cesar's voice. love him x

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-15-18

Motivating and informative.

Very useful practical content. I learnt alot about dogs I didn't know. It is motivating to be a leader in one's own life too.