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How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

21 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

I had an amazing experience with this new book, just minutes after it came out.

Hi
I am a 55 year old dog loving, college professor who has been using Cesar's way to save over 40 last chance problem dogs since shortly after the show started. I also have an over 3100 member yahoo email list where dog owners help each other learn to apply his techni...
Hi
I am a 55 year old dog loving, college professor who has been using Cesar's way to save over 40 last chance problem dogs since shortly after the show started. I also have an over 3100 member yahoo email list where dog owners help each other learn to apply his techniques safely and correctly. (List has open archives and another 20,000 have come in solved problems and moved on from that high volume list).

I had an amazing experience with his new book, just after it came out.
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"Dallas" was bought from a breeder at age two months, by a chronically ill woman as a "companion".

65 days later, this once cute, now "too much" puppy, was to be abandoned to the second largest animal control in the United States (57,000/year), IF no foster was found in hours.

Even knowing that I ONLY work with problem dogs who are 18 months to 3 years, a fellow independent volunteer rescuer called me as the very last chance before the owner would take this now "energetic demon puppy" to a place where it would be lost in a sea of a thousand faces, (all other rescues being over full).

Having just picked up Cesar Millan's new puppy book "How to Raise the Perfect Dog, from Puppyhood & Beyond" a scant 15 minutes earlier, I realized from the book's detailed index that I would be able to find answers quickly, to teach me how puppies are different from adult dogs in behavior and socialization needs.

TWO DAYS LATER, a new foster was found who was willing to continue Dallas's behavior modifications, which have ALREADY resulted in:
.Proven socialization with other dogs,
.Calm feeding ritual,
.NOT charging out open doors,
.Using doggy door within 2 hours,
.Zero accidents during visit,
.traveling quietly in car, seat-belted in,
.Responds to disapproval "sound" to quit unwanted behavior, .Elimination of whining, barking, howling,
.Comes when called, unleashed,
.Walking behind on leash loosely, not pulling,
.Staying in "sit" & "down" positions for extended times, quietly and on loose leash.

Dallas is now a highly desirable, well-behaved 5 month old adolescent. When done with his neutering, he will be quickly snapped up by waiting adopters!

I KNOW that this information is going to make a HUGE difference to rescues who will be more willing to take on puppies because they can show fosters how to prevent the problems which so often creates problems that dogs are then (re) abandoned for!

Thousands of dogs are being saved by thousands of people using Cesar's way safely and effectively. Now thanks to the book and this show's episodes, a greater understanding of how to prevent the problems that create abandonment has been made available for volunteers like my self to step up and save even more dogs not only by solving problems more quickly, but stopping problems before they begin, based on my own experience in rescue and rehab!

Besides the Books recommended below, do consider adding either the "Dog Whisperer Show" Seasons, 1,2 and or 3 (use the epsiode guide to pick your favorites OR select from the mini "themed" Dog Whisperer DVDs which are 3 epsiodes based on a designated topic. Truly a (moving) picture is worth a thousand words!

posted by CJAnderson on October 11, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

I feel cheated ...

When I purchased a book entitled "How to Raise the Perfect Dog" I expected a lot practical advice about, I don't know ... maybe how to raise a a good dog? (I wasn't looking for "perfect.")

Instead, this book is dog psychology book, and it does indeed provide a lot o...
When I purchased a book entitled "How to Raise the Perfect Dog" I expected a lot practical advice about, I don't know ... maybe how to raise a a good dog? (I wasn't looking for "perfect.")

Instead, this book is dog psychology book, and it does indeed provide a lot of insight into how a dog views the world and its owner. Unfortunately, there is almost zero advice on the practical day to day training problems.

Let me sum it up and save you some money: be your dog's pack leader and if you can't be a "dog whisperer" then you and your dog are out of luck.

posted by mikemoore on February 20, 2010

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  • Posted September 18, 2010

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    Waste of Time and Money!

    I like Mr. Millan. I like his approach to dog training, his insights into behavior, and his selfless efforts to help dogs with behavior problems. Nevertheless, this book is nearly completely devoid of any practical information for dog owners. New York Times Best Seller? That designation must have been bestowed on this book merely on account of the popularity of the author. Do yourself a favor and save your money. There are plenty of other books out there written by less high-profile authors that totally eclipse this trash in terms of practical, real-world information and overall value. I was going to return it after only a few pages, but I figured I would give it a chance. Bad choice. I can only guess that the rest of the praise in the reviews was written by shills because I am hardpressed to believe that anyone actually found this book helpful.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2013

    How can i get the book

    I ordered it before or after easter i dont remember but i still have not gotten the book yet

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN!

    George Zimmerman should be guilty!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2013

    Trayvon martin sides im not on of course

    Look he beat up zimmerman duh

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Cat

    Aww shucks ok bye :(

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2013

    Ola

    Hello emma

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    Puppy lover

    Heather 14, boxer and pit bull

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2013

    Caroline

    Caroline is on emma ! :) ;) from caroline

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Dog whisperer!!!!

    First he was the dog whisperer. Now he has a book!?!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    not what I thought I was getting

    not at all what I was looking for..was more stories then training help...disappointed & wasted my $$.....

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Double hockey

    TTYL cant talk now gtg. So boring.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 13, 2011

    A waste of time and money

    Don't waste your time or money on this book. There are so many others written by those with more education and experience like Dr. Patricia McConnell or Dr. Sophia Yin. I'm just thankful I checked it out from the library and didn't spend any money on it!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2011

    I would not recommend

    The worst book that I have ever purchased.
    The author did nothing but bash the book "Marley and Me" which I really loved,it was a novel... a humorous novel and not meant to be a dog training book. A point that Millan was unable to get.
    I got nothing out of Millan's book, it was a waste of time and money and I could not finish it.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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