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Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog . . . And Your Life

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Mirror, Mirror?

PART ONE: Balancing Your Dog

Chapter 1: Identifying Instability

Chapter 2: Discipline, Rewards and Punishment

Chapter 3: The Best Tool in the World

Chapter 4: Fulfilling Breed

The Sporting Group

The Hound Group

The Working Group

The Herding Group

The Terrier Group

The Toy Group

The Non-Sporting Group

PART TWO: Balancing Ourselves

Chapter 5: Dysfunction Junction

Chapter 6: Transforming Energy into Action

Chapter 7: Leadership for Dogs

Chapter 8: Our Four-Legged Healers

Epilogue: Humans and Dogs: The Long Walk Home

Appendix: Quick Reference Guide to Becoming a Better Pack Leader

Meeting a Dog for the First Time

Introducing Your Dog to a New Person (Especially a Child)

Introducing a New Person into Your Home

Mastering the Walk

Returning from the Walk

The Feeding Ritual

Managing Food Aggression

Facing an Aggressive Dog

Claiming Your Space

Dealing with Obsessive and Fixated Behaviors

Managing Stress at the Vet

Going to the Dog Park

Choosing a Dog with the Right Energy

Introducing a Dog to a House for the First Time

Notes

Bibliography and Additional Recommendations for Further Reading

Organizations to Turn To

Illustration Credits

Index

Chapter 1

Identifying Instability

There was something I had never told him, that no one ever had. I wanted him to hear it before he went. 'Marley, ' I said, 'You are a great dog.'

- John Grogan, Marley and Me

How do you know that your dog is unstable? If you are like the majority of my clients, you just know. Your dog gets aggressive with other dogs on walks and at the dog parks. Or howls for hours when you leave the house. Or compulsively runs away. All this is puzzling to you, because the family dog from your childhood was perfect — or that is the way that you remember him. In the amber glow of your memory, your beloved Blackie was mellow, obedient, and content to stay in the background. He was naturally social, and always got along with strange people and dogs. He fetched and returned the tennis ball, walked beside you to school, and never peed in the house. So why does your current dog dig up your garden? Why does he hide under the table when the garbage truck drives by? What in the world is up with him when he manically spins in circles when he gets excited? Of course, like most of my clients with unstable dogs, you simply accept that your dog was born with something missing — or has some sort of mental disorder. Or, if your dog was adopted from a rescue organization, you create a story — that he had such a traumatic experience in his past placements that he will never be able to forget the terrible abuse he suffered during those dark, lonely years before he met you. So of course, he will never be stable, and you should not complain, but instead, remain tolerant and feel really sorry for him when he pees all over your sofa whenever you turn the television on. How could you criticize him when he bites anyone who comes near his food dish, knowing what he's been through in his short but traumatic life? You decide you have to pay the price to live with an unstab

Synopsis:

A renowned dog behavior expert and author of the best-selling Cesar's Way demonstrates the skills one needs to become the family pack leader to help a dog live a balanced, fulfilled life, bringing together practical tips and techniques with real-life success stories to help readers overcome common dog behavior problems. 600,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Dog Whisperer Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life--and your own. Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from his clients (including the owners of Marley from Marley & Me) and his popular television show, Cesar helps you understand and read your dog's energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level. The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers. In addition, Cesar addresses several issues for the first time, including the major dog behavior tools available, and the difference between "personality" and "instability."--From

About the Author

Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CESAR MILLAN is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on the National Geographic Channel. In addition to Cesar’s educational seminars and work with unstable dogs, he and his wife have founded the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support and rehabilitation expertise to shelters. A native of Culican, Mexico, Cesar lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ilusion, and their two sons, Andre and Calvin.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307405555
Subtitle:
Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog-- and Your Life
Publisher:
Harmony Books
Author:
Cesar Millan with Melissa Jo Peltier
Author:
Melissa Jo Peltier
Author:
Millan, Cesar
Author:
Peltier, Melissa Jo
Author:
Cesar, Millan
Subject:
Pets : Dogs - General
Subject:
Pets : Dogs - Training
Subject:
Dogs - General
Subject:
Dogs - Training
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Behavior
Subject:
Human-animal communication
Subject:
Pets: Dog Training
Subject:
PETS / Dogs / General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071002
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
316

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"Synopsis" by , A renowned dog behavior expert and author of the best-selling Cesar's Way demonstrates the skills one needs to become the family pack leader to help a dog live a balanced, fulfilled life, bringing together practical tips and techniques with real-life success stories to help readers overcome common dog behavior problems. 600,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Dog Whisperer Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life--and your own. Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from his clients (including the owners of Marley from Marley & Me) and his popular television show, Cesar helps you understand and read your dog's energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level. The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers. In addition, Cesar addresses several issues for the first time, including the major dog behavior tools available, and the difference between "personality" and "instability."--From
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