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Be the Pack Leader Audiobook

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog...and Your Life

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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-but-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life - and your own.

Filled with practical tips and techniques, as well as real-life success stories from Cesar's fans, clients, and his popular television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, this audiobook will help you understand and read your dog's energy as well as your own, so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level.

The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.

In addition, Cesar addresses several important issues for the first time, including what you need to know about the major dog behavior tools available and the difference between "personality" and "instability".

Ultimately, what emerges from Be the Pack Leader are both happier dogs and happier, more centered owners.

An Audible for Dogs Pick: Make your dog's day. Cesar Millan shares how audiobooks can make dogs happier and calmer. Learn more.

©2007 Cesar Milan and Melissa Jo Peltier; (P)2007 Books on Tape

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    E. Khanine 09-19-15
    E. Khanine 09-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Pop psychology and New Age-y, little real content"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book contains very little actual dog training material. Instead it's filled with references to new age-type concepts: balance, energy, whole person. with no real meaning. Cesar M. might be a good dog trainer. No doubt. However based on his TV show and all the books he managed to publish and sell he is really good at hiding his actual dog training methods behind empty content. All of these concepts like "pack leader", structure, alpha dog have been thoroughly discredited by many scientists.

    Unfortunately scientists don't have widely marketed and big budget TV shows to promote real discoveries. The result: books like this one. If someone likes pop psychology then this book will definitely fit the bill. Nothing against pop psychology but it has nothing to do with dog training.I'm not even touching his constant use of the word "energy" in so many variations. There is negative energy, positive energy, energy balance.

    Even if we take these as metaphors and not something with actual substance it has become a linguistic crutch after the first chapter.

    In the chapter about Tycoon (the first case) Cesar M. uses most of the space to describe himself, his feelings, the client, Tycoon's "journey" from a macho to softer person, struggles of the Tycoon's personal assistant, house maid's feeling and body language, private jets, Cesar's LA's training facility, but practically nothing to describe how he actually solved the problem with his client's dogs. I maybe I missed it somehow.


    What about John H. Mayer’s performance did you like?

    John H. Mayer's narration is actually pretty good.


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    Miriam Painton 10-24-17 Member Since 2016
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    "pack leader"

    This is a great book because it explains the importance of being a pack leader even if you only have one dog. I have a 8 month old German Shepherd and if I had not learned to be a pack leader she would be running the house instead. some dogs it may not matter as much but with a Shepard I think it always does.

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    Elena Huntington Beach, CA, United States 08-07-17
    Elena Huntington Beach, CA, United States 08-07-17 Member Since 2013
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    What disappointed you about Be the Pack Leader?

    I've expected some practical tips and techniques, but it was most the advertising of the show and the author himself. The only practical advise was given in the descriptions of different collars and some of the training tools.


    What could Cesar Millan and Melissa Jo Peltier have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I would appreciate some step-by-step instructions rather than the general story how Cesar helped one or another client.


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    C 12-08-16
    C 12-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not appropriate for audiobook format"

    The content was valuable but not well suited to the audiobook format. I think it would have been more valuable as a video where behaviors could be better demonstrated. Particularly painful was reading of lists and frequent references to "listed above" or "listed below". There were also frequent references to a preceding book Caesar's Way. I wanted to like this book

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    Sergio 12-04-16
    Sergio 12-04-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Muy buen libro"

    Excelentes ideas y prácticas. Ha sido muy útil para trabajar con perros dominantes y gigantes como aquellos con los que convivo: Mastín Francés y Rhodesian. Como dice el libro: démosle al próximo Presidente un Mastín o un Rhodesian si puede controlar uno con energía calmada y asertiva, podrá con la nación.

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    Amazon Customer 10-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Not very useful."

    Very little useful information to take away from this book. I also get the feeling many off the examples in this book are fictional.

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    Michele 09-21-16
    Michele 09-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "good book"

    hard to get my interest at first but turned out to be a very good book. definitely worth listening too

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    Fuzzy Dunlop 06-11-16
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    "not a great book"

    a lot of babble with some good info sprinkled in, lots of filler and personal musings that aren't really helpful.

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    silvia 03-28-16
    silvia 03-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Another fantastic book by Cesar Milan"

    Absolutely brilliant and helpful in all aspects of taking care of your dog. Down to the very last chapter it is brimming with valuable information of how to have a healthy and very happy relationship with your pack!

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    Geotigg 03-04-16
    Geotigg 03-04-16
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    "another example of the Best Way ... Cesar's Way"

    An excellent extension of Cesar's Way, and well worth reading/listening to several times. I Love this guy .!.!. Cesar .?.You Rock Brother !!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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