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

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

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By (author) Cesar Millan

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  • Publisher: Potter Style
  • Format: Hardback | 316 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 203mm x 30mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 9 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307381668
  • ISBN 13: 9780307381668
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 57,393

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Bestselling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-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 his clients (including the Grogan family, owners of Marley from "Marley & Me") and his popular television show "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, " Cesar helps 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.

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Author information

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. MELISSA JO PELTIER, an executive producer and writer of "Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, " has been honored for her film and television writing and directing with an Emmy, a Peabody, and more than fifty other awards. She lives in Nyack, New York, with her husband, writer-director John Gray, and stepdaughter, Caitlin.

Customer reviews

By a Book Depository customer 10 Dec 2008 3

"others talk the talk and sound convincing to a novice.
lots of that talk and methods are silly , some cruel and teasing ,,and its quite obvious that cash is the driving force behind writing the book .
cesar is the only one that absolutely knows his stuff.does not harm the dog .and writes in an interesting and easy to understand format .
excellent reference material for novices and professional trainers alike"

Table of contents

Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Mirror, Mirror? PART ONE: Balancing Your Dog Chapter 1: Identifying Instability Chapter 2: Discipline, Rewards and Punishment Chapter 3: The Best Tool in the World Chapter 4: Fulfilling Breed The Sporting Group The Hound Group The Working Group The Herding Group The Terrier Group The Toy Group The Non-Sporting Group PART TWO: Balancing Ourselves Chapter 5: Dysfunction Junction Chapter 6: Transforming Energy into Action Chapter 7: Leadership for Dogs Chapter 8: Our Four-Legged Healers Epilogue: Humans and Dogs: The Long Walk Home Appendix: Quick Reference Guide to Becoming a Better Pack Leader Meeting a Dog for the First Time Introducing Your Dog to a New Person (Especially a Child) Introducing a New Person into Your Home Mastering the Walk Returning from the Walk The Feeding Ritual Managing Food Aggression Facing an Aggressive Dog Claiming Your Space Dealing with Obsessive and Fixated Behaviors Managing Stress at the Vet Going to the Dog Park Choosing a Dog with the Right Energy Introducing a Dog to a House for the First Time Notes Bibliography and Additional Recommendations for Further Reading Organizations to Turn To Illustration Credits Index