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The Celebrity Dog Trainer

“A practical, approachable guide packed with sound advice on how to safely train any dog while building confidence, trust, and a loving bond. McMillan’s inspiring stories of the ‘unadoptable’ dogs he has helped find new forever homes affirm why every dog deserves a second chance.” (—Kwane Stewart, D.V.M, Chief Veterinary Officer, National Director No Animals Were Harmed® Program, American Humane Association)

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. 

Trainning per Generation

This book has been written to foster a healthy, safe, and loving relationship between your child and a new puppy. The benefits of growing up with a dog are numerous. Children learn about compassion, kindness, and responsibility, and they gain companionship and lots of fun in return.

For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners–and, of course, for their canine best friends. 

Positive Reinforcement

(Customer review by Bama on March 2, 2018)

This book turned our world around for my puppy Baxter within 24 hours of beginning positive reinforcement training. I had trained my previous dog using Cesar Millan’s book and theories, and that worked great for him. 10 years later and time for the next puppy – I got Cesar’s puppy book and read it prior to getting him, but it wasn’t working great for Baxter. At my wit’s end and frustrated I found this book and began implementing positive reinforcement training with bits of puppy kibble in my pocket at all times and we were amazed at the 180 in his behavior! I like the structure of the book that gives specific breakdown for teaching a behavior and progressing with it. I needed specifics as opposed to the generalizations that Cesar provides. All in all, I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone training a puppy! I can’t vouch for it’s usefulness for an adult dog since I used it on my 10 week old puppy but I will say that I am now a convert to positive reinforcement puppy training (and yeah, the same theory works on kids too!).

Dog owner review on October 25, 2010

“I thought this book was very helpful in training my dog. She used to nip, not listen, dig, jump, and bark like a crazy dog but with the help of this book and watching the show she is the best behaved dog ever. I get so many compliments when I take her out. No one can believe it when I list the things she used to do. Just like anything, you have to be willing to put in the time and have the patience, but if you are up for having a great dog buy this book. I think The Dog Whisperer is an interesting show, but I think it holds value that there are warnings “not to try this at home” and it is interesting that many of the dogs he meets he ends up adopting because his methods don’t work. I’ve read some of these reviews and people seem to have an issue using treats with Victoria’s methods, but you don’t have to use treats forever. You teach your dog what they need to know by guiding them with the treat, and then you can remove it. This is the correct way to train a dog….if you don’t believe me come meet my dog. If you still insist The Dog Whisperer is better, then you deserve what you get.”

The Science behind our Dogs Behavior

How Smart Is Your Dog? 

If you’ve ever wondered what is really going on inside your dog’s head, here is your chance to find out. In this revised and updated version of this perennially popular book, psychologist and prizewinning trainer Stanley Coren provides a startling view of the intelligence of our oldest and closest animal companions. 

Do dogs really think? Are they conscious in the same way humans are? What is the nature of canine memory? Can dogs communicate with us — and, if so, how can we understand them? Do they have feelings such as guilt, loyalty, and jealousy? Do they experience joy and sorrow? 

Drawing on scientific research that has stood the test of the past decade, interviews with top breeders and trainers, and his own personal observations as a lifelong dog lover, Stanley Coren speculates on these and many other fascinating questions about man’s best friend. He offers practical tips on how to evaluate your dog’s body language and understand the sophisticated “language” of a dog’s bark, and how to tailor a training program to suit your dog’s special needs. Here, too, are the famous, controversial lists and rankings of more than 100 breeds for obedience and working intelligence, as well as for specialized tasks such as hunting, home security, and companionship. 

Reviews

“Although this book has a scientific basis, it was written in a manner that is easily understandable for laypersons. Decoding Your Dog will be a valuable addition to the library of any small-animal practitioner or dog owner.” –Angela Bockelman, DVM, Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
“Kudos to the Veterinary Behaviorists! Decoding Your Dog is a welcome addition to the voices supporting science-based and benevolent dog training. Read this book and your dog will thank you for it!” — Patricia B McConnell, PhD, CAAB, author of The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs“Behavioral problems often risk damaging the canine-human bond. Veterinary behaviorists are uniquely qualified to consider potential medical explanations while also understanding how to appropriately treat a wide array of behavior problems. This wonderful, practical book can help dog owners to insure that their relationship lasts a lifetime. Highly recommended for anyone who loves a dog.” — Dr. Doug Aspros, 2013 president of the American Veterinary Medical Association“The very best information to help your best friend from top veterinary behavioral experts. A must buy for the caring dog owner. Two paws up!” — Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Director of the Animal Behavior Clinic at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and author of The Well-Adjusted Dog“What makes your dog tick? Do you wish he could talk? You don’t have to! “Decoding Your Dog” is all you need speak the language, thanks to a Dream Team of top veterinary behaviorists. This is one book every dog-lover needs to have, for better-behaved companion who’s as tuned in to you as you can be to him.” — Dr. Marty Becker, veterinary contributor for Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show and author of Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual and Your Cat: The Owner’s Manual “Well edited…Decoding Your Dog is an important addition to the canine canon, one that will go a long way toward increasing your understanding of your best friend.”–The Bark

“The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists is an organization of veterinarians with advanced training and experience in the field of applied animal behavior. More than 90 percent of pet owners feel
that their dog is part of the family so the need for good communication between dog and owner becomes obvious if that familial relationship is to be positive for both species. Behavior problems in pets can erode that relationship, and without successful training or treatment, the result may be the loss of the dog to a shelter or to euthanasia. In 14 chapters, veterinary behaviorists walk dog owners through the stages of dog ownership. A basic chapter on learning to speak “dog” starts us off, followed by essays on choosing a dog, house training, behavior training, and training tools. Chapters on common issues, such as separation anxiety, aggression, sound phobias, and compulsive behaviors, teach how to retrain the dog, and a final chapter on the aging canine rounds out the book. Boxes defining terms used in the chapter or containing in-depth coverage of a behavior fill many sections, and each chapter ends with a “What Did We Say?” summary. Libraries and dog owners may have found the holy grail with this title.”–Booklist, STARRED review

“I’m loving it! Laura has managed not only to write a clear and incredibly important book, she’s really funny too! Her way of writing, the images in her language, and the diagrams make this book really stand out; there’s no way to misunderstand the concepts she’s presenting.”
— Emelie Johnson Vegh, co-author of Agility Right from the Start

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