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Five stars from a London dog owner!
on 23 January 2014
I've been a dog lover all my life and yes, I also like Cesar Millan's TV shows. I think he's doing a great job and I often catch up with the shows on youtube.
In any case, I just read Al Parr's Train Dogs Cesar's Way and gave it as a gift for my nephew who recently got a fox terrier. This book for beginners shows the basics that every dog owner should know, from having a pack leader attitude which is so important to get right, and learning the basics about dog psychology, to specific dog training techniques like the "tsch" sound and body blocking among others, as well as basic teachings of the science of conditioning and how the reward-punishment system works.
It's over 150 pages long which is great value for money. It's in two parts with the first part all about the training, from the author who has attended Millan's shows and seminars and uses the techniques successfully himself. The book also contains bonus articles about Cesar's life and philosophy as the second section, from top newspapers and magazines like The New Yorker, The Epoch Times and National Geographic. It includes lots of information from people who have worked directly with Millan including interviews and covers all the advice given for different dogs and temperaments and issues. Then there's even more information from dog trainers Daniel Stevens, Julia Levitt and Leyton Cougar.
There's so much packed in to this book. It is certainly worth five stars!