Cesar's Rules: Your Way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog

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The training book you’ve been waiting for from the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer
 
Your dog just doesn’t seem to listen. You’ve been through obedience training, but he still can’t seem to master the most basic commands. And nothing you do seems to prevent him from misbehaving. “Clients usually come to me when their dogs are ruining their lives, not when they won’t sit,” says Cesar. “But ...
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Overview

The training book you’ve been waiting for from the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer
 
Your dog just doesn’t seem to listen. You’ve been through obedience training, but he still can’t seem to master the most basic commands. And nothing you do seems to prevent him from misbehaving. “Clients usually come to me when their dogs are ruining their lives, not when they won’t sit,” says Cesar. “But everywhere I go, people are telling me they are confused about the wide variety of training options and theories out there, and they feel paralyzed because they don’t know which to choose.”

Now, in his usual straightforward, confident manner, Cesar takes on the topic of training for the first time, by explaining the importance of balance as the foundation for a healthy relationship between you and your dog. In order to provide a variety of training options, he calls upon some of the foremost experts in the field to offer their advice so that you can find the perfect approach that works for you and your dog through a variety of methods.

Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved and well-balanced dog—from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks. 

The Only Training Book You’ll Ever Need
 
#1 New York Times bestselling author Cesar Millan shows you how to communicate well with your dog and shares the most effective and humane methods for teaching your dog how to be a happy, well-behaved member of your household. In Cesar’s Rules, he’ll address:

* The most popular training techniques, including positive reinforcement and using a clicker
* Ways to teach basic obedience commands sucha as sit, stay, and come
* The importance of balance, and why a well-trained dog does not necessarily mean a balanced one
* How to use your dog’s own natural inclinations to create better behavior
* The methods and theories from a variety of renowned trainers, including Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Joel Silverman, Martin Deeley, and Mark Harden
* Encouraging and honoring your dog’s instincts
* And much more . . .

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According to most pet owners, dog training isn't like brain surgery; it's much tougher. National Geographic Channel "Dog Whisperer" Cesar Millan has been stopped on the street countless times by canine owners who have reached the end of their mental leash because of unruly Fidos. This new release delivers his response to all those pleas. Cesar's Rules explains how readers can train their dog companions to be obedient, balanced pets. Millan's narrative draws on practical advice, tips, examples, and trouble-shooting techniques to help owners achieve healthy relationships with their canine friends.

From the Publisher
“Millan’s wizardlike facility with dogs—the calm he brings to them, the confident way he handles them—is mind-blowing.”
Newsweek
 
“[Millan] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace.”
—Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307716873
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/4/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 102,998
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Cesar Millan
Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CESAR MILLAN is the #1New York Times bestselling author of Cesar’s Way, Be the Pack Leader, A Member of the Family, and How to Raise the Perfect Dog. He is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, National Geographic Channel’s top-rated show. In addition to his educational seminars and work with unstable dogs, Cesar has founded the Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups.
 
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.

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Biography

Professsional dog behaviorist Cesar Millan ("The Dog Whisperer") claims to rehabilitate dogs and train people. Certainly, this extraordinary man has rescued hundreds of troubled canines from destruction and abandonment and taught owners the calm, assertive leadership skills needed to handle difficult, even aggressive dogs.

Millan developed his unique talents on his grandfather's farm in Mexico, where he first observed the "power of the pack" that has become the linchpin of his training techniques. (Today he maintains perfect control over a pack of up to 50 dogs, including some of the most powerful, protective, and aggressive breeds around.) At his Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, he receives as many as 100 calls a day from pet owners desperate to solve such extreme canine behavior problems as shyness, insecurity, jealousy, and "red zone" aggression.

The Emmy Award-nominated television program Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan debuted on the National Geographic Channel in 2004. Millan gained even more attention when he and his training techniques were featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In 2005, he received a special commendation from the National Humane Society Genesis Award Committee for his work in rehabilitating shelter animals. He is the author of several books on dog training -- most notably The New York Times bestseller Cesar's Way (2006) -- and has produced a line of CDs, DVDs, and training tools.

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    1. Hometown:
      Los Angeles, CA
    1. Date of Birth:
      1969
    2. Place of Birth:
      Culiacan, Mexico

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Cesar's first book on dog training!

    Cesar's new book Cesar's Rules: Your way to Train a Well-Behaved Dog, is Cesar Millan's FIRST book about dog training. Many people incorrectly refer to Cesar as a dog trainer. He is not a dog trainer. He trains people to understand dog behavior, and he rehabilitates dogs who have problems. So, this is his first book about training, like I said, and it's a good one.

    For many years, Cesar has been criticized for his "training" methods. During the research and writing of this book, Cesar got together with dog trainers who use all sorts of different
    methods -- and even collaborated with a few of the trainers who criticized him the loudest.

    This is a great book for skeptics who believe there is "only one way" to train a dog. Because Cesar worked and collaborated with people who disagree with his methods (and by the way he does NOT disagree with theirs!) this book is also about agreeing to disagree, being open-minded, and working together "across the aisle" with people who have different viewpoints from your own.

    A must-read for any dog enthusiast, and of course any Dog Whisperer fan.

    22 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

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    At Last a Book that Builds Bridges to all Problem Dog Solutions

    I am so excited to have this book to give to family and friends who resisted Cesar because they believed another technique was better, NOT that it was possible to have the best of all worlds for the benefit of the dogs. What is even more important to me, is that there is yet one more tool available that will help those rescues who would chose to have problem dogs euthanized, rather then worked with for behavior solutions outside their chosen program path! I am so grateful that these trainers who once cared more about fighting for their way, have opened their hearts and minds to become willing to find the common ground and ways that the different solutions can work together for the benefit of dog owner and dog! I will not even consider using techniques from those whose pride and territorial responses are a "my way or the by way dynamic" No size fits all! Now their openness and win win attitude means that I am free to find my own way, including their techniques that fits my knowledge, skills, time and resources for the betterment of the dogs that I help and my lifestyle's needs. This 55 year old college teacher has been able to save over 55 dogs who were about to be euthanized for 'problem behavior, or help rescues who had adopted dogs who developed problem behaviors in their new homes, change those behaviors to good dog, and even work with dogs at adoptathons so that they became comfortable enough under those stressful conditions to stop the behaviors that kept them from becoming adopted, to find their forever homes! One of my most favorite sections, is the chapter about how Dogs teach humans with the different and unique ways that their natural breed abilities are helping humans teach, heal, empower and learn the truth of their own natural selves and skills, in partnership with dogs! How cool that this book hit the New York Times Best Seller list in the opening week! The most exiting element here is the ability to integrate all the techniques and share our successful experiences from all the trainers mentioned in this new book of how our experience of integrated solutions has helped our dogs or the dogs of others! Together we may be able to help others who still continue to war, instead of heal for the benefit of those dogs still being given up on! Thanks to all these professional contributors from all training and behavior styles for the willingness to build bridges, to become part of the solution for these lost souls, instead of the problem which costs these animals their homes and their lives!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    Cesar's Rules

    This is a great book with so many options of training. A bridge to those who want to know all different types of training and a great way to see how they integrate into each other. Melissa Jo Peltier once again does a masterful job of putting Cesar's thoughts and ideas down on the page in a flowing, easy to read and interesting way. Cesar gives his ideas and methods and we also get to hear from all sorts of trainers as well....from positive only to those that mix it! Well worth reading, especially if you are following Cesar's other book, Your new dog, First Day and beyond.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 7, 2010

    Best behaviorist and training´s Dog Book I ever read!

    I just finishing reading his book. I always read any dog book, cat book or animal book in marked. I am an animal lover and I love to know everything about animals behavior. I am also working with dogs as a groommer and trainner and also in rescue dogs with shelters. I was impress with this book because he is very open minder to always learn more about animals. The book shows many diferent opinions from diferent experts in dogs, shows a great knoleges of history of training and dog behaviors modification and understanding of dog nature. Trys to make people be open minder to unify all this tecniques to help dogs, not to use only one metod, the most importand is to help the dogs and I love that concept. His spierit of iniciative for always keep learning from others and for keeping studding and his love for dogs impress me and is very contagious. When I started I couldn´t stop reading...it is very adicted! I finished in only 2 nights! It Best book ever read about dogs! Good bless you Cesar Millan for be how you are and for helping so many shelters with your job and love for animals.

    Pilar G.M.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 26, 2011

    Very informative

    I really enjoy the way that Cesar brings in other experts on dog training to show other ways to do what he does so well. I am currently using some of these tricks to help bring out the best in our new German Sheperd with anxiety issues.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 13, 2010

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    A Must Read for Dog People!

    Another great book from Cesar! His other books dealt more with fixing dog behavior and creating a balanced dog by balancing yourself. This book goes a new direction - into obedience training. Cesar spends time with some of the most accomplished dog trainers and shares their methods. Amazing training tips to get a dog to do anything from basic obedience to advanced behaviors and tricks used in movies. I learned a lot of tips from this book that should help my dogs earn even more titles in obedience competitions and help me become a much better dog trainer.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 3, 2010

    Great collaborative book

    Wow! This book is just another great one in Cesar's series. Cesar's philosophy of "all ways are good that don't harm the dog" is truly shown here as he spends time with and learns from some of the very trainers that have publicly criticized him! This is such a great resource for those that want a well behaved/mannered dog as well as a dog that knows obedience commands. They truly do go hand in hand and now Cesar, along with the many trainers he interviewed and spent time with, tell you how you can have that dog!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2012

    Didn't learn anything applicable.

    More of a history lesson.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Trainer?

    I know why he brought trainers in...because he really is not a trainer....why even write a book, if you did not develop these strategies yourself? From what I get from the book, this guy just might be a gimmick someone come up with to have a show and other promotiinal ops....like that weird guy who claims to be a cat expert on the animal channel...please...another promotional way to make us think we are getting something special....if you want a training guide...stick with the actual trainers..not someone who "has a way with dogs" ... seriously..total waste

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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    Best book ever!!!!!!!!

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