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A Member of the Family: Cesar Millan's Guide to a Lifetime of Fulfillment with Your Dogby Cesar Millan
Synopses & Reviews
Many of us think of our dogs not as pets but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dog-or are thinking about getting one--"A Member of the Family" is theultimate resource for integrating your canine companion into the life of your household.
What should you do if you need to leave your dog alone at home while everyone is at work? Are you providing himwith the exercise he needs? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human family-such as birth, marriage, or divorce--affect the family dog? All of thesequestions and many more are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in his new book.
Brimming with practical tips and techniques, "A Member of the Family" addresses the most commonissues and questions that emerge over the course of a person's lifetime relationship with a dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner. From choosing the right dog for your particular family'sneeds to setting the rules of the house (yes, you and your family are in charge) to finding a quality veterinarian and monitoring your dog's health, Cesar offers essential advice for a harmonious home. No topicis left untouched. With success stories from Cesar's fans and clients throughout, "A Member of the Family" includes sections on travel and doggie day care, the needs of an aging dog, and dealingwith the death of a pet and its long-lasting effects on a family. A chapter on dogs and children is written from the perspective of Cesar's sons, Andre and Calvin, and one on the role of the strong female packleader is by Cesar's wife, Ilusion.
In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Cesar acts as your personal guide as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with yourdog.
"From the Hardcover edition."
The host of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan presents the ultimate guidebook to living with and caring for a healthy, happy dog, answering frequently asked questions about how to select the right dog, introduce a new pet to the family, set the rules of the house, fulfill all a dog's needs, communicate, and manage a dog with "issues." 750,000 first printing.
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 his 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 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.
Table of Contents
Determining the right dog for you and your family — Navigating shelters, rescue organizations, and breeders — Welcoming your new dog into the family — Puppies — Providing rules, boundaries, and limitations — Traveling with and without your dog — The basics of health care for your dog — Helping your dog survive the ups and downs of family life — Women and the power of the pack, from Ilusion Wilson Millan — A kid's perspective, from Andre and Calvin Millan — How to say good-bye to your best friend.
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