Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding & Correcting Common Dog Problems
Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier
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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
From the Hardcover edition.
It’s either black or white. There is no in-between in their world. When a dog lives with a human, in order for the human to be able to control the dog’s behavior, she must make the commitment to take on the role of pack leader, 100 percent of the time. It’s that simple. It doesn’t seem that simple, however, for many of my clients. Hundreds of them keep calling me because they are desperate, because their dogs’ problem behaviors are totally controlling their lives. Perhaps some of them have a hard
leader and being a fulltime photographer. It seemed overwhelming to him to have to do both at once. Chris really wanted to keep Pepper, and I helped him to realize that salvaging this dire situation was his responsibility alone. When I finally saw him really mean it when he gave Pepper a command, he didn’t use words at all. He did what I do. He just made a sound: shhhhh. It wasn’t the specific kind of the sound that was important—in fact, I chose that sound because it was the sound my mother used
psychology. A dog wouldn’t show affection to another dog that was afraid! The correct response to a dog’s phobia is to show leadership. First, drain the dog’s energy— since a phobia is a kind of reverse obsession, the same principles apply. If a dog is tired and relaxed, she’s much less likely to be phobic—and much more responsive to a strong pack leader who will help her move past her fears. Low Self-Esteem Self-esteem isn’t an issue, but it does play a part in many of the dog problems that I
degree of love and kindness we give them in the United States. However, dogs in those places don’t seem to have all the issues and neuroses that they have here, either. How can we share our love with our dogs without giving them “issues”? How can we be strong pack leaders without losing the compassion and humanity that made us want to bond with dogs in the first place? These are questions that have no simple answers. However, I offer you some practical tips from my experience with clients that I
dogs do experience something like our emotion of jealousy. But more often, we write the script of that story. The reason behind the “jealousy” is the fact that the new dog has brought a higher level of energy or a competitive energy to the dog that is already comfortable with the environment as it was. Still, many owners will fret about this, thinking, “Now my dog’s upset with me. My dog hates me.” They then project yet more negative energy. When things between the dogs and the owner continue to