After more than 9 seasons as TV’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions.
Now in paperback, this inspirational and practical guide draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present 98 essential lessons. Taken together, they will help dog owners create the most fulfilling life possible with their dogs.
In these pages, Cesar delves into crucial themes that go beyond obedience-school basics to reveal the hearts and minds of our beloved pets. In short, practical takes, he explores:
• The basics of dog psychology
• Instinctual behaviors
• Creating balance and boundaries
• Managing common misbehaviors
• Choosing the right dog for your family
• Helping your dog adjust to life transitions
Throughout the book, inspiring stories from Cesar’s case files and from his TV show, Leader of the Pack – provide moving real-world applications and surprising life lessons.
Smart, easy to use, and packed with Cesar's remarkable insights into human and canine behavior, A Short Guide to A Happy Dog is an inspiring tool for anyone looking to live a better life with a beloved member of the family.
|Publisher:||National Geographic Society|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Star of the National Geographic Channel’s celebrated Dog Whisperer and Nat Geo WILD's Leader of the Pack, CESAR MILLAN is the most sought-after dog behaviorist in the world, recognized for his particular expertise in canine psychology. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers Cesar's Way, Be the Pack Leader, A Member of the Family, and How to Raise the Perfect Dog, as well as the founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles. In addition to his educational seminars, Cesar has established the Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups
Hometown:Los Angeles, CA
Date of Birth:1969
Place of Birth:Culiacan, Mexico
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Table of Contents
How to Read This Book 15
Chapter 1 The Canine State of Mind 18
Chapter 2 Cesar's Natural Dog Laws 32
Chapter 3 Nine Simple Principles for a Balanced Dog 50
Chapter 4 Practical Techniques for Every Pack Leader 75
Chapter 5 Ain't Misbehavin' 94
Chapter 6 Choosing the Right Dog for You 138
Chapter 7 Life Changes, Your Dog, and You 165
Chapter 8 The Fulfillment Formula 182
Chapter 9 Enrich Your Dog, Enrich Your Life 195
Additional Resources 206
Illustrations Credits 208
What People are Saying About This
"I recommend this guide to all dog owners. Whether you just adopted your first dog or you've been a long-time owner, this is a wonderful 'tips and technique' book which helps you to better understand your furry best friend." LATF The Magazine
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I'm glad I got this at the discount rate. It's about 148 pages and the first 17 pages are about him which is unnecessary at this point or in another book. I love the show and have learned a few things for my pitbulls. However, this book even as short as it is, doesn't give a whole lot of information. The tips, even written as separate categories or rules are basically the same: CALM ENERGY, ENERGY, ENERGY. The one real thing I to get thru to myself is to try to understand where my dog is coming from breed-wise; especially after I just bought a new dog cushion that got destroyed the very next day. I just had to let the anger subside and realize that honestly, I just can't blame my young dog, he's bored, he's a digger, it's what his personality tells him to do; and if I weren't so tired (lazy) and made an effort to 'drain their energy' the two of them wouldn't be as destructive! If you want to get it as a quick reminder when you're frustrated with your dog and of what he's already said over and over again on his tv show and probably other books it's ok. I'm still hoping to find a book that geared more towards pitbulls and their more specific needs. I just can't seem to get one of them to stop pulling on the leash no matter what I do-but again, likely my fault because I get frustrated and give up and so every day on a walk is super excitement.