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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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'Icon to dog owners all over the world... The man is a dog wizard, a genius' -- Anne Shooter, Daily Mail 20091129 '[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing ... He deserves a cape and mask'. -- New York Times 20091129 '[Cesar] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace.' -- Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker 20091129See all Product Description
This book was a gift so hopefully the person will enjoy itPublished 6 months ago by Carol Peplinski
I learned a lot of important information about different breeds of dogs and things to do for and with them.Published 7 months ago by Susan Yorke
Cesar's books have transformed my life with our three dogs! Very grateful for fast delivery.Published 7 months ago by kim j samis
The book is all about his ego - notice that he never mentions training smaller dogs, nor has pictures of smaller dogs on any of his merchandise?Published 11 months ago by Beagle
We had some issues with our 2 dogs (Pugs, 1 is a 4 Yr old male, and the other is a rescue Pug approx 8 yr old male) Our 4 yr old was marking everywhere when we brought in the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Rhonda