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From the best-selling author and dog behavior expert comes the ultimate guide to bringing a shelter dog into your life and home.

Based on Cesar's own experiences rescuing and rehoming shelter dogs, this exclusive audiobook answers the most commonly asked questions about dog adoption and lays out everything you'll need to integrate a new canine companion into your home.

Whether you are a first-time adopter or have a household full of dogs already, Cesar Millan's Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog is full of practical tips and illuminating insights on everything from choosing the right leash to housebreaking, from practicing basic commands to managing common misbehaviors.

Creating a happy, healthy environment starts the moment your dog walks through the door. Here, Cesar provides step-by-step instructions for introducing your dog to his new space and the pack he'll share it with and reveals two easy decisions you can make at the outset that could ultimately save your dog's life.

Currently, there are more than 3.3 million reasons to adopt a dog from a shelter in the United States alone. For the millions of people every year who choose this life-saving option - and the millions more who are considering it - Cesar Millan's Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog is an essential resource for turning one of the biggest decisions of your life into one of the best.

As part of our new Audible for Dogs initiative, we've partnered with North Shore Animal League America, the world's largest no-kill animal rescue and adoption organization. In 2017, we’ll donate a dime for every download of Cesar Millan’s Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog to North Shore Animal League America, up to $250,000 (with a minimum donation of $5,000). Download this free guide today to help support this important cause.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 08-08-17

First Few Days--Cesar Millan Style

Cesar Millan's Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog covers the first few days of setting up your relationship with a dog, particularly one brought from a shelter who might have known inconsistency, maybe abuse, you never know.
It's a good guide, but keep in mind it goes by Millan's theory of doing all that you can do to be the alpha dog in the relationship. It promotes the 50-25-25 ratio that he goes by: 50% exercise, 25% discipline, and 25% affection, in that order. It's not about coddling, and always about remembering that your dog is a dog and doesn't care if it's wearing leather or rhinestones. And it's about keeping up the discipline bonding approach with obedience school training for both you and your dog/pup.
If you're looking for a more affection/bond-based approach to living with your new companion, I suggest looking into Jennifer Arnold's works that you can find here on Audible.
And no matter what... remember shelter dogs when you're looking for that special buddy to share your life with!

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what if?.?.

what if the dog owner to be is handicapped and cannot do the exercise walks so stromgly reco,mended by cesar? I am 73, have had dogs since i was 26, but have a bad back and knees. M y 11-1/2 year old pair of weimaraners will be leaving me in a while, but I do not wish to be dogless...any suggestions?

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Thank You

Thank you for providing this for free! The advice is fantastic always from Cedar Millan! I think this will help more people take the step to adopt a shelter/ rescue dog!

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Extremely helpful

I hope one day to have time to care for a dog.
Excellent book I recommend this. Book.

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Ok.

I have disagree with Cesar when he said “every human life is worth more than the life of any dog”. Simply not true! On my way to work most every morning, I see human debris dragging garbage in stolen shopping carts. Sorry, my dogs come before them!

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Thank you

Thank you for making this book easily available. We just adopted our second shelter dog. The first one was easy. This second one is presenting more serious challenges. Hopefully this will give us some tools to help shape his behavior.

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good information

getting ready to adopt 2 3 year old dogs. although I've had dogs most of my life I still needed the refresher. Thanks Cesar!

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a nice pleasant reading.

i might even get me a shelter dog for company and so i can become a. pack-leader.

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Short but good

The book is heavy on instruction and short on citation but is a good selection overall. Its easy to understand, and is a nice transition into a lengthier option. I enjoyed it and would recommend it. My fiancé and I listened to it before getting our new puppy

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Must read for understanding dogs

Plenty of good information is contained in this Audible guide. Most of us are familiar with the dog whisperer and he does share with the reader some sound advice. Free from Audible I took advantage of this work and having read it think that every dog owner or those considering adopting a dog should read this. Highly educational and well written.