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Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog ... and Your Life
 
 

Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog ... and Your Life [Kindle Edition]

Cesar Millan
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'Icon to dog owners all over the world... The man is a dog wizard, a genius' (Anne Shooter, Daily Mail 2009-11-29)

'[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing . . . He deserves a cape and mask'. (New York Times 2009-11-29)

'[Cesar] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace.' (Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker 2009-11-29)

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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

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1834 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307381676
  • Publisher: Hodder (13 Nov 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002V092UQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,476 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CESAR MILLAN is the no.1 New York Times bestselling author of 'Cesar's Way', 'Be the Pack Leader' and 'Member of the Family'. He is the star of 'The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan', the Nat Geo Wild Channel's top-rated show. In addition to his educational seminars and work with unstable dogs, Cesar and his wife have founded the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups.


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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot Can Be Learned 4 Nov 2007
Format:Hardcover
I have read both of Cesar's books and have really learned a lot from them. His techniques have impacted my dog's life. His 1st was a lesson in dog behavior and how to deal with their issues that usually lead to bad behavior. This new book helps both the dog and the human by establishing how to be the leader in your dog's life. He gives many examples of how to be a calm assertive leader as well as why this state of mind is so important. I REALLY recommend this book and the book "Understanding: Train of Thought" to all.
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129 of 139 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Dog Training Book 29 April 2008
By Gomless-gormless-gnomus VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
"Be The Pack Leader" is a very different book to Cesar's first book "Cesars Way". As a professional dog trainer I know though experience that the system which Cesar outlines in this book needs to form the base of any effective dog training program.

Like the great martial artist Bruce Lee said we need to "Research our own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is uniquely our own". Cesar's method (which is very similar to Jan Fennels) focuses on you becoming your dogs 'alpha' or 'pack leader'. In "Be The Pack Leader" he offers powerful guidance as to how to create the leadership skills you need to create a balanced and happy dog.

Once this foundation is built, then and ONLY then are other methods (clicker training, obedience work) likely to have any real effect. Bruce Lee also counselled us to have "No way as way and no limitation as limitation". Cesars methods allow us to be creative and innovative with the way we work with our canine friends.

"Be The Pack Leader" is a book which I have found very useful in my work and I recommend it VERY highly to all those who wish to work with their dogs and to create trust and respect!
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156 of 169 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zen for dogs! 15 Oct 2007
By Gomless-gormless-gnomus VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As a professional dog balancer I would like to suggest that instead of relying on the opinions of others you make up your own mind about this book by using a methodology that was suggested by the martial arts master Bruce Lee. He said to "Research your own experience, absorb what is useful, reject what is useless and add what is uniquely your own".

This philopsophy allows you to obtain genuine wisdom and true understanding. As someone who works with dogs that have issues I have found that the "leader of the pack" style as used by both Cesar Millan and Jan Fennel to be the ONLY way to create a real and solid foundation for change. Once you are leader and the dog knows this you will be amazed at how many unwanted behaviours vanish!

Other methods can of course be applied and are effective but if you apply Cesar's methods with an open mind you will create a bond with your dog or dogs that will be the key that opens the door to the kind of relationship you have always wanted!

Buy this great book, use the principles, absorb what works for you, add your own unique touches and discard the rest!
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haven't read it, yet. . . 21 Oct 2007
Format:Hardcover
. . .but speaking as the owner of a breed that are not interested in treats or your praise, Cesar is not old-fashioned and outdated. Purely positive works for some, not all dogs. Old-fashioned does not mean cruel. Old-fashioned means discipline and the dog working for the pleasure of learning and working. People that insist that Cesar or Koehler are cruel either haven't read their books or are misunderstanding what they're reading. I read Cesar's other book and loved it. I wish he'd write one on raising children. Maybe we wouldn't need Nanny programs on TV.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cesar Millan is the BEST 26 Jan 2009
Format:Hardcover
I have been following closely and studying Cesar Millans methods. After spending years trying to search out someone who truley understands dogs and why they behave as they do, and how to correct problem behaviour in a non cruel and non aggressive manner, along comes Cesar Millan. He outshines any other so called dog behaviourist. To me he is the ultimate when it comes to understanding dogs. No one comes close to being so in tune with dogs and reading all they are trying to tell us in body language and behaviour. He is a very deep spiritual human being who has a way with dogs that goes beyond anyone we have ever read or seen before in this field. If you only ever buy one book to help with your dogs behaviour buy this one. I also highly recommend you watch him on national geographic to see what a special, gifted individual Cesar Millan really is.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book 17 Sep 2008
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I am a member of a canine helpline, this book is invaluable to me. His understanding of dog physchology in simple to understand terms that anyone can practise is incredible. If you own a dog makes its life and yours better by buying this book.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
THIS BOOK IS NOT A HOW TO TRAINING MANUAL. As Cesar himself says he is not a dog trainer. Please don't buy it if you are wanting to find out how to train your new puppy or teach your dogs to sit, give a paw etc.

Ok that out of the way this book is a good read even if your dog does not have behavioural problems. It helps you understand how dogs think and does give some info on how to become the leader of your dog, the pack leader.

I have to admit that I was hoping for a bit more detail on how to on this - kind of like number 1 do this, number 2 do this etc.

There are tips in the back for certain situations but I think I was looking more for a training manual. My 3 month old Chihuahua is getting a little bit too nibbly with my son and I wanted to learn how to stop that. Although this book did show me how to use a touch (claw like - NO pain) to correct him when he does this as other dogs would and so far it is kind of working.
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2.0 out of 5 stars ... it i can not get my time back its like a sales pitch from american...
why did i read it i can not get my time back its like a sales pitch from american time share salesman
Published 4 days ago by Paul Anthony Okeeffe
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent service.
Really pleased with item and dispatched quickly. Thank you.
Published 9 days ago by raymond Durbidge
5.0 out of 5 stars Read Cesar's Way first then this is a great 2nd read.
A second read for over Christmas. Read Cesar's way first.
Published 13 days ago by Suzy
4.0 out of 5 stars helps you understand the need to be calm-assertive
Downloaded this book after being quoted £530 to train my lead aggressive labrador, I have read many dog training books over the past 17 months since I had my dog. Read more
Published 25 days ago by StephM Ponty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Cesar!!!
Published 1 month ago by marie
5.0 out of 5 stars ... previous book "Cesar's Way" I am now able to better understand and...
I have a very hyperactive Labrador x Rottweiler mix and through watching Cesar's show "Dog Whisperer" and the helpful advice from this and his previous book "Cesar's... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Halit Goksan
3.0 out of 5 stars I have enjoyed reading it on and off
Interesting, but I am not sure his methods actually work all that well. I have enjoyed reading it on and off, some of his methods are a little old fashioned.
Published 1 month ago by groovychick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Or my wife does she likes this book a lot!
Published 1 month ago by Gunnar
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Cesar's stuff
Love Cesar's stuff. Would highly recommend. I have two huge dogs and apart from the getting excited when I arrive home, which I encourage, so its my fault, they are Poppins... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Tracy Sewell
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Easy to read not so easy to put his ideas into practice.
Published 1 month ago by Michele
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