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Cesar Millan is a world-renowned dog behavior
specialist, known for his uncanny ability to walk
large packs of dogs at a time. Not only that but,
from poodles to pit bulls, these now well-behaved
canines have each been rehabilitated, rescued
from a wide range of extreme behavior issues -
anything from insecurity to severe 'red zone'
Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CESAR MILLAN
is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on the National
Geographic Channel. In addition to Cesar’s educational seminars and
work with unstable dogs, he and his wife have founded the Cesar and
Ilusion Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing
financial support and rehabilitation expertise to shelters. A native of
Culican, Mexico, Cesar lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ilusion, and
their two sons, Andre and Calvin.
Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's
Way to Transform Your Dog . . . and Your Life
From Publishers Weekly
Millan, television's "Dog Whisperer," says that "Even
the most unobservant person can see an owner's own
issues totally mirrored in his or her dogs' problems,"
and in this follow-up to last year's bestselling Cesar's
Way, he makes that connection more explicit and
exploitable. Every dog wants a "clearly defined social framework, with a
fair, consistent pack leader"; chances are good, then, that behind every
unruly dog is an inconsistent human. To become the master your dog
needs, one must cultivate "calm-assertive energy," a mind-set that puts
both dogs and people at ease; besides thorough explanation, Millan
offers a number of suggestions for developing this powerful form of
non-verbal communication, including visualization techniques and inner
dialogue ("focus your mind, and then tell yourself, 'This is my sofa.' ").
Answering readers' requests for more straightforward advice, the book
also offers a rundown of training tools-collars, leashes, etc.-and
step-by-step instructions for properly handling common occurrences
such as meeting a new dog, walking, feeding and visiting the vet. In
numerous case studies, Millan's love for his work is obvious and
infectious; whether you need a book for your dog or yourself, Millan's
simple techniques, compassionate tone and intimate knowledge of dog
psychology (and the human effect on it) makes this a worthy read.
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Fans of the National Geographic Channel's The Dog
Whisperer with Cesar Millan will be grateful for
Cesar's Way, an accessible guide to help new and
current dog owners better understand the needs of
Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday
Guide to Understanding and Correcting
Common Dog Problems
their beloved pets. If you are not yet a fan, try to catch a couple of
episodes of the remarkable show--you will be amazed, impressed, and
motivated to create a healthier, more fulfilling relationship with your dog.
In Cesar's Way, Cesar explains that dogs are not complicated, and
despite what various owners think--not human. They rely on three key
elements in their lives: exercise, discipline, and affection (in that order).
"Problem dogs" can be attributed to "problem owners," owners who don't
understand and misinterpret their dog's behavior. Cesar's Way is really a
training program for dog owners, with chapters devoted to understanding
the "power of the pack," taking responsibility for "how we screw up our
dogs," and learning how to manage aggression. Cesar's book (a
must-have for new and old dog owners) moves beyond basic obedience
school techniques, and teaches owners how to change unwanted
behavior by better understanding their "best friends." --Daphne Durham