How to Raise the Perfect Dog

How to Raise the Perfect Dog

Through Puppyhood and Beyond

Book - 2009
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This friendly, accessible work is packed with information about how to raise the perfect puppy.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780307461292
0307461297
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 MILLAN
Characteristics: xi, 303 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Peltier, Melissa Jo

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black_lion_700
Feb 17, 2019

this is a very helpful book if you have a dog not just a puppy.
Ceaser is a very, very good dog trainer he defiantly knows his stuff!
I would recommend this book! a lot of good training tips and adopting tips!
have fun with training your dog!

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latarra
Dec 03, 2018

Great book for really understanding your puppy in order to raise the pup right. I got a lot of take-Aways from this read including information about obedience, crate training and patience. Consistency is really important and its even more important to know how your dog thinks when you’re communicating. I also found the chapters on the transitions from puppy to adolescent to adult to be enlightening.
Take note that this book is not in step-by-step format and Cesar uses experiences and storytelling throughout. A lot of “How To” books give actual steps in a certain order, but I enjoyed reading the storytelling style better for this topic because I could almost connect it to the Dog Whisperer show as a visual.

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Aandrews19
Dec 02, 2014

I am preparing to bring a puppy into my home and this book helped me bring into focus what life will look like once he arrives. It is the second training book that I have read and while I think the first title offered more practical, step by step training advice, I do believe that this title has a lot of value. It made me think very introspectively about how I personify my pets in a way that may be inappropriate for their healthy development; we can still love them like people while respecting that their instincts and needs come from a different place than ours. Cesar Millan does a great job of explaining where a puppy's "misbehaviors" are originating on an instinctual level and how we can reframe our actions in a way that a puppy will inherently understand. My 3 star rating only comes from the many references to his other books and the occasional unnecessary tangent. I have no idea where the comment below about his tactics being scary and harmful to dogs is coming from.

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gp1234
Mar 08, 2014

His methods use punishment and other tactics that will scare and hurt dogs. That certainly does not help them be happy. To really help your dog be happy and well behaved, look for books and videos by trainers like Karen Pryor,
Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson,
Kathy Sdao (From Tacoma!), Jane Killion. Here is a great website with free positive videos. http://dogmantics.com/free-video-list/

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gp1234
Mar 08, 2014

His methods use punishment and other tactics that will scare and hurt dogs. That certainly does not help them be happy. To really help your dog be happy and well behaved, look for books and videos by trainers like Karen Pryor,
Patricia McConnell, Jean Donaldson,
Kathy Sdao (From Tacoma!), Jane Killion. Here is a great website with free positive videos. http://dogmantics.com/free-video-list/

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BillsKid
Mar 16, 2013

If you exist in a zen state 100% of the time this system will work. However, if you are a normal human being, prone to being frustrated with bad behavior, forget it. He may be a wonderful trainer himself, but his method will not work for the average individual. You'd be better off hiring him or going to a local obedience school.

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MaricelHalmo
Jul 08, 2012

As a first time dog-owner-to-be I'm really enjoying this book. Really great tips including a schedule other first time owners set up.

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