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Millan, television's "Dog Whisperer," says that "Even the most unobservant person can see an owner's own issues totally mirrored in his or her dogs' problems," and in this follow-up to last year's bestselling Cesar's Way, he makes that connection more explicit and exploitable. Every dog wants a "clearly defined social framework, with a fair, consistent pack leader"; chances are good, then, that behind every unruly dog is an inconsistent human. To become the master your dog needs, one must cultivate "calm-assertive energy," a mind-set that puts both dogs and people at ease; besides thorough explanation, Millan offers a number of suggestions for developing this powerful form of non-verbal communication, including visualization techniques and inner dialogue ("focus your mind, and then tell yourself, 'This is my sofa.' "). Answering readers' requests for more straightforward advice, the book also offers a rundown of training tools-collars, leashes, etc.-and step-by-step instructions for properly handling common occurrences such as meeting a new dog, walking, feeding and visiting the vet. In numerous case studies, Millan's love for his work is obvious and infectious; whether you need a book for your dog or yourself, Millan's simple techniques, compassionate tone and intimate knowledge of dog psychology (and the human effect on it) makes this a worthy read.
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'Icon to dog owners all over the world... The man is a dog wizard, a genius' -- Anne Shooter, Daily Mail 20091129 '[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing ... He deserves a cape and mask'. -- New York Times 20091129 '[Cesar] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace.' -- Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker 20091129 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
Despite the controversy, I find his advice better than Ian's Dunbar and other positive only authors. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
Had I read this book eariler, my dog's life would have been saved. Fantastic read. It will change you. It will make you better for your dogs.Published 9 days ago by James Ryan
It focuses on how wonderful Millan's technics are but does not give enough information for me to put them into practice.Published 12 days ago by Rebecca
Be The Pack Leader helped me with my family's new rescue Chihuahua named Sox. I was able to get in touch with my inner energy in communicating with Sox. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Emilia Maria Rodriguez
I watched Cesar Milan's shows, so I thought 'Do I need to read this book?' I'm very glad I purchased the book! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mary Mc