Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques
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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.
“It’s OK to be this way. I will give you affection because you are scared.” This only reinforces the undesired behavior. Fear is a powerful emotion in humans and dogs, but dogs do not have the ability to rationalize it away. They have only two instinctive reactions to fear: attack the source or run away from it. In a pack situation, some dogs are protectors. The dogs that aren’t protectors do not worry about whether they should be when danger approaches. Outside of the pack, though, dogs can
the negatives by identifying why they make you feel that way, removing those connotations from the words, and/or replacing them with synonyms that are neutral to you, if necessary. Knowledge removes fear, and the aim of this book is to bring you plenty of knowledge. Achieving calmness, however, is up to you. If you work with me and read this book with an open mind, then you will learn to reach that state of calmness, and you will instinctively know how to bring your dogs balance.
together. Debbie is committed to the process of helping Rosie become the perfect canine companion, and Rosie seems to be giving new purpose to Debbie. SELF-ASSESSMENT #4: What’s in Your Wallet? It is supposed to be impolite to talk about money, but you do have to seriously consider whether the family can afford a dog. Taking proper care of a pet costs money. In addition to the initial costs of adoption, microchipping, licensing, accessories, and spaying or neutering, you will have monthly
work, again, don’t make a big deal of it. 3 Have an evening routine. At the end of a long day, it’s easy to forget the dog. There’s dinner to cook, homework to do, and everyone is tired from the day’s activities. But your dog has been waiting for you all day and most likely has unspent energy. After her dinner, be sure to take her out for some exercise and playtime. TRANSITION: Separation and Divorce Breakups inevitably come with the dividing up of material assets like a house, cars, and
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