A Member of the Family

A Member of the Family

Cesar Millan's Guide to A Lifetime of Fulfillment With your Dog

Book - 2008
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Many of us think of our dogs not as pets but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dog--or are thinking about getting one--A Member of the Familyis the ultimate resource for integrating your canine companion into the life of your household. What should you do if you need to leave your dog alone at home while everyone is at work? Are you providing him with the exercise he needs? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human family--such as birth, marriage, or divorce--affect the family dog? All of these questions and many more are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in his new book. Brimming with practical tips and techniques,A Member of the Familyaddresses the most common issues and questions that emerge over the course of a person's lifetime relationship with a dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner. From choosing the right dog for your particular family's needs to setting the rules of the house (yes, you and your family are in charge) to finding a quality veterinarian and monitoring your dog's health, Cesar offers essential advice for a harmonious home. No topic is left untouched. With success stories from Cesar's fans and clients throughout,A Member of the Familyincludes sections on travel and doggie day care, the needs of an aging dog, and dealing with the death of a pet and its long-lasting effects on a family. A chapter on dogs and children is written from the perspective of Cesar's sons, Andre and Calvin, and one on the role of the strong female pack leader is by Cesar's wife, Ilusion. In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Cesar acts as your personal guide as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, [2008]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780307408914
Branch Call Number: 636.70887 MIL
Characteristics: xv, 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Peltier, Melissa Jo

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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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feyfriend
Jan 30, 2009

This is a great book, even if you're an experienced dog person. He puts in current information on the new vaccination protocols, which help people make informed choices for their animals. The section that deals with picking out the right dog in the first place is also very helpful for people whether they are getting the first dog or adding one to their pack. Lastly, the chapters written by Cesar's family are possibly the best stuff in the book! Overall, I have to say it made me inspired to be the best person my dogs can have, then they will be the best dogs I can have!

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