Cesar's Way

Cesar's Way

The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

Book - 2006
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"I rehabilitate dogs. I train people." --Cesar Millan

There are at least 68 million dogs in America, and their owners lavish billions of dollars on them every year. So why do so many pampered pets have problems? In this definitive and accessible guide, Cesar Millan--star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan --reveals what dogs truly need to live a happy and fulfilled life.

From his appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show to his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America's most sought-after dog-behavior expert. But Cesar is not a trainer in the traditional sense--his expertise lies in his unique ability to comprehend dog psychology. Tracing his own amazing journey from a clay-walled farm in Mexico to the celebrity palaces of Los Angeles, Cesar recounts how he learned what makes dogs tick. In Cesar's Way , he shares this wisdom, laying the groundwork for you to have stronger, more satisfying relationships with your canine companions.

Cesar's formula for a contented and balanced dog seems impossibly simple: exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order. Taking readers through the basics of dog psychology and behavior, Cesar shares the inside details of some of his most fascinating cases, using them to illustrate how common behavior issues develop and, more important, how they can be corrected.

Whether you're having issues with your dog or just want to make a good bond even stronger, this book will give you a deeper appreciation of how your dog sees the world, and it will help make your relationship with your beloved pet a richer and more rewarding one.

Learn what goes on inside your dog's mind and develop a positive, fulfilling relationship with your best friend

In Cesar's Way , Cesar Millan--nationally recognized dog expert and star of National Geographic Channel's hit show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan --helps you see the world through the eyes of your dog so you can finally eliminate problem behaviors. You'll learn:

• What your dog really needs may not be what you're giving him

• Why a dog's natural pack instincts are the key to your happy relationship

• How to relate to your dog on a canine level

• There are no "problem breeds," just problem owners

• Why every dog needs a job

• How to choose a dog who's right for you and your family

• The difference between discipline and punishment

• And much more!

Filled with fascinating anecdotes about Cesar's longtime clients, and including forewords by the president of the International Association of Canine Professionals and Jada Pinkett Smith, this is the only book you'll need to forge a new, more rewarding connection with your four-legged companion.

Also available as a Random House AudioBook
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307337337
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 MIL NVD
Additional Contributors: Peltier, Melissa Jo
Alternative Title: Cesar's way


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Nov 24, 2018

Really insightful! It should be noted that this book is written through storytelling, not instruction and about dog psychology and not training. The way this book is written seems like an extension to the tv show- Dog Whisperer. Cesar recalls several cases from the show and maybe explains the issues he helped with in more depth (I read the book recently- several years after the show was over and watched a few episodes on Hulu...okay, more than a few).
Cesar also reminds readers that he is a professional and some of his strategies are not for owners; and he works off of his own instincts (again, we’re not talking dog training). As I watched some of the episodes, I remembered he arrives to each client’s house with no prior knowledge about the human or the dog’s “issues” which reiterates he is working off of energy and instincts.
Overal, the best book for learning about the way your dog thinks and acts in many situations and how we encourage bad behavior, often indirectly by humanizing our dogs and giving affection at the wrong time.

DBRL_KrisA Dec 30, 2017

Not sure why it's taken me so long to finish this book. It's not a long book, it reads pretty easily, and (for the most part) I'm on board with what Millan has to say. It may be that a part of me knows that I'm not following all his advice when it comes to our dog. Yes, Wiener Schnitzel the dachshund thinks, I'm pretty sure, that he's the pack leader in our household.

One of the few things that bugs me is that Millan doesn't always give concrete instruction on how to do some of the things he recommends. For instance, he says you should always enter or leave the house before your dog. Ok, but *how* do you do that? How do you get through the open door, then hold it open while the dog comes through, all while holding the leash?

For the most part, though, I did find plenty of explanations as to why my dog does some of the things he does, and suggestions on how to work on some of those issues.

Jun 29, 2015

Five Stars! As a lifetime dog owner and pack leader of three dogs, this book was an extraordinary reminder of our role to having more balanced dogs. I have appreciated the growth from dog trainers and the dog psychology revealed in this book has only improved my relationship with my dogs. This is not a "how-to" book. There are tons of training books. This book is a necessary base for any subsequent training. Keep running and walking those dogs and being a leader 100% of the time!

Mar 08, 2014

His methods use punishment and other tactics that will scare and hurt dogs. That certainly does not help them be happy. To really help your dog be happy and well behaved, look for books and videos by trainers like Karen Pryor,
Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson,
Kathy Sdao (From Tacoma!), Jane Killion. Here is a great website with free positive videos. http://dogmantics.com/free-video-list/

loblollyrosa Aug 29, 2012

Though I have never own a dog, I found this book to be quite educational on the subject of a dog's mind and nature. I have seen the TV shows and, I find it remarkable what Cesar can do for problem dogs with only his years of hands-on experience to guide him.

johannamac Oct 21, 2011

This guy needs to get with the times. People are crazy over this man and shouldn't be.

Jul 20, 2011

I love you Cesar! You are so good at training dogs! You are my role model! Woo hoo! Woot Woot!

T-Dog Lover

Mar 26, 2010

Good reminder of some basics. Exercise first, then discipline, then affection.
Easy read, easy to understand, and good advice that is easy to apply.

Jan 06, 2008

Interesting approach to dealing with dogs, but more practical information is required.

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