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

Cesar Millan
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Book Description

9 July 2009
Bestselling author, Cesar Millan, takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog's life - and your own.

Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as success stories from his fans, clients (including the Grogan family), and his popular television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Cesar helps you understand and read your dog's energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioural issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level.

The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family and co-workers.

In addition, Cesar addresses several important issues for the first time, including what you need to know about the major dog behaviour tools available and the difference between 'personality' and 'instability'.

What emerges from BE THE PACK LEADER are both happier dogs and happier, more centred owners.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 316 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (9 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340976454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340976456
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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Icon to dog owners all over the world... The man is a dog wizard, a genius (Anne Shooter, Daily Mail)

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

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

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International TV star and dog training expert and bestselling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further and shows you how to be the calm assertive pack leader your dog needs. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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79 of 85 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Lot Can Be Learned 4 Nov 2007
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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125 of 135 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
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"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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154 of 167 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zen for dogs! 15 Oct 2007
By Gomless-gormless-gnomus VINE VOICE
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not to be recommended 7 Dec 2012
By MrsB1
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Punishment and flawed dominance theory......

Cesar Millan entertains rather than educates. The book is more about him than how to train a dog effectively
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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Haven't read it, yet. . . 21 Oct 2007
. . .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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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book 17 Sep 2008
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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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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cesar Millan is the BEST 26 Jan 2009
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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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great a must for.all cesar milan fans daughter loved it as she is great fan
Published 1 day ago by jane green
4.0 out of 5 stars Helps fix you, so your dog will behave
Not much new if you have watched Cesar's television shows. This is more of a case study book. My only complaint is that I really didn't want to read about his private life. Read more
Published 2 days ago by zeeorc
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Kind of talks in circles and doesnt really offer any practical advice.
Published 20 days ago by belinda saric
3.0 out of 5 stars good read
it's an enjoyable read but does contain a lot of stories from the shows which I can watch on Utube any time

Would prefer if it contained more actual instructions
Published 1 month ago by Moira M
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dog Whisperer.
For a long time I have been sick to death of conventional training for aggressive dogs (I am trained in animals). Read more
Published 1 month ago by Weasel
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Ordered and received very quickly . Not read much yet as not much time so far but what I have read I have enjoyed . Read more
Published 2 months ago by melissa
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read
This gave me a brilliant insight into dog training which I actually believe is more training myself than the dog. I read it prior to having my dog and was worth every penny. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Britishbird
5.0 out of 5 stars good buy
Really interesting book with helpful tips.would definitely recommend reading this.helps to understand your dog and build a relationship with them.
Published 2 months ago by Emma
5.0 out of 5 stars dog training
This is a very informative book and has helped in many areas of training our dog. Would recommend this book and supplier to friends and family.
Published 2 months ago by Debbie Marsh
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