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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 shows you 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.

An Audible for Dogs Pick: Make your dog's day. Cesar Millan shares how audiobooks can make dogs happier and calmer. Learn more.
©2009 Cesar Millan (P)2009 Random House

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Wonderful book if you are getting a new puppy!

Would you consider the audio edition of How to Raise the Perfect Dog to be better than the print version?

I love to be able to listen in the car on the way to work.

What does John H. Mayer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He did a very good job! Loved the voices he used talking from the dog's perspective.

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I have listened to this book four times, and each time I learn something new!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A great primer on dog psychology

This is the world's "go to" for understanding dog psychology. This is a must-read for any dog owner. It is NOT a training book. It is rather a manual to how your dog's brain and psychology work - which will set you up for success in training.

I would definitely recommend this to everyone that wants to raise a dog.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Perfect for new owners

This is a perfect for those who are new to dog ownership, AND those wo haven't been for a while. Great tips !!!

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  • Melisa
  • WolfsburgGermany
  • 04-26-10

A MUST HAVE!!!

Everything you need to know about puppies and how to raise them properly from Cesar´s point of view is in this book. I loved it, definetly a MUST HAVE if you are planning to buy a dog or already have some trouble with your new puppy.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Great listen!!

Such a great amount of information, really helps thinking like a Momma dog, vs the emotions ee have and impart on our animals, that they don't really feel. Our 4.5 month old Daisy, golden retriever is responding so well to the techniques I've used that I've learned in this book. She c is, so much smarter than I ever gave her credit for as a puppy.

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Enjoyable and informative

Cesar covers all the needed new puppy information in a more interesting format than some of the other puppy care books. He adopted four puppies with a variety of needs and backgrounds. As he tells about the individual dogs you learn the right way through each phase of puppy care. I found it easy and entertaining listening, rather than lists and dry information.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Elisa
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 08-16-17

Very good value

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Let me say right off that this is not a simple &quot;how to&quot; guide. This is a window into understanding how a dog thinks. I've read other dog training books including &quot;For the Love of a Dog&quot; and this struck the hardest. I say this because it doesn't give you a set method. This is a book on teaching and like teaching children or adults even, every individual is different and requires a different approach. What this book gives you is a deeper understanding of how dogs thinks and from there you can and should develop your own approach. Cesar is lucky in knowing to choose mid-energy dogs, but the tools provided in this book is also perfectly applicable with higher energy dogs. The only difference is that it may take a tad bit more time with higher energy pus or dogs. Don't be discouraged. The energy thing really does work by the way. <br/><br/>It is always a joy to learn more about dogs.

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Good but sometimes rambles

Great advice. Helped with my puppy. Sometimes it spends too long in stories about particular dogs instead of just explaining the concept

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  • Gwen
  • Rigby, ID, USA
  • 04-26-10

OK

I believe Cesar Milan is a great dog trainer. Even though his show is heavily edited to show 'quick' results, his methods are solid. I was hoping for more from this book but was somewhat disappointed. Not all of us have a well-trained dog in our pack to help with raising a new pup/dog.

Not narrated by him and I would have preferred that.

6 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Come on... It's cesar milan

Would've been better if I got the one cesar narrated but John Mayer did pretty good. No matter who reads it out loud it's good information

2 of 3 people found this review helpful