How To Raise The Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood And Beyond by Cesar MillanHow To Raise The Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood And Beyond by Cesar Millan

How To Raise The Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood And Beyond

byCesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier

Paperback | September 14, 2010

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From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog.

For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives–as well as those who have already brought a dog home–Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, "Yes, you can raise the perfect dog!" It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.

Based on Cesar’s own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.

Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend.

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including:
• what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development
• quick and easy housebreaking
• the essentials of proper nutrition
• the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating
• creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership
• how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs
• how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem
• unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed


From the Hardcover edition.
Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CESAR MILLAN is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cesar’s Way, Be the Pack Leader, and A Member of the Family. He is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, the National Geographic Channel’s top-rated show. In addition to his educational seminars and work with unstable...
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Title:How To Raise The Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood And BeyondFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.2 × 0.7 inPublished:September 14, 2010Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307461300

ISBN - 13:9780307461308

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing! I followed the recommendations in this book nearly exactly and was able to pick out a great medium-low energy puppy at 8 weeks and is now over a year old. He is perfect. Happily crate trained. Obedient. Strong recall. Well mannered inside. Potty trained by 11 weeks. Chews only on his things/toys despite a strong play drive. Good on leash. This is my first dog--and maybe we lucked out. But if you are highly diligent for the first few months you will come into a lot of freedom later on down the road. This book will teach you what your dog needs and how to have a reliable and disciplined companion. It all comes down to you during those first few months.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from misinformation "calm-assertive leadership" dominance theory has been debunked :)
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good very good book just like his TV shows.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not recommended in anyway Based on no science, and methods which have been proved ineffective by actual research.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Thought I would learn and love this book from what I've seen of Cesar on tv and way back on Oprah but it just isn't that well written in my opinion. There are other books out there that are much more informative and insightful.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great This book is full of helpful advice and will give you a better understanding of dogs. I highly recommend this to anyone who is getting a puppy or just got one. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just as bad as the show Yes, I get it, the show is entertaining. But it's based on no science and methods which have been proved ineffective by actual research. If you want a dog to be happy and behave well, then train him using humane methods. You may be able to train your dog with Cesar's methods, but you'll be training him with fear. Your dog will fear you. Instead read books like Don't Shoot the Dog or Culture Clash and learn proper techniques endorsed by professionals. Also, this book was worst than the show, it was so vague and showed just how little Cesar understands about dog training.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Frustratingly vague and impractical I'm a first-time dog owner and, honestly, not really a dog person — it's my partner who loves dogs and wanted a puppy. So I have no intuition when it comes to canine pets. And for me this book was almost useless. The core of Cesar's method is to emit "calm assertive energy" and to demand "calm submissive energy" from your dog. I have no idea what this means. What is "calm assertive energy" and how does one communicate it to a dog? What are the signs of "calm submissive energy" in a dog? I suppose there are people who understand this language but I'm not one of them. My second complaint is that Cesar's methods seem to require unlimited time, energy, and money to put into practice. For instance, his method for house training: get the breeder to do it for you because you're buying your dog from a top quality breeder who takes care of things like that and who charges $2000 or more for their services. He does give some general advice if this isn't an option for you, but there's a lot of him saying "house training isn't rocket science" and also moralizing about how Americans get too upset when the dog does its business indoors. That said, I do appreciate that Cesar's method (in this book at least) centers on understanding your dog's point of view and working with your dog's natural impulses, and on positive relationship-building and positive reinforcement instead of punishment. He describes a basically humane approach to dog raising. I just wish he gave more specifics about how techniques for achieving that. There is a lot of filler and story-telling in this book. I could care less about the personal stories of the four puppies he adopted to raise into perfect dogs (on his big California ranch property, with his staff of trained assistants, with the help of an already well-raised adults dog, and using Cesar Milan trademarked products which are conspicuously name-dropped throughout the book). I want to know things like: if my dog's tail is up, does that always mean she is happy, or do dogs sometimes raise their tail for other reasons? How do I tell the difference between an aggressive growl and a playful growl? Why does my dog love licking the driveway and is it safe for her to do so? and so on. This is not that kind of book. This is a book for people who have lots of time and energy to put into raising their dog, who just want a kind of very general orientation and who don't mind filling in the gaps themselves. Me, I'm going to sign up for a puppy training class.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book and recommend it to everyone I know who's getting a puppy! I loved this book.. I used the techniques that he spoke about and my dog took it all exactly how i'd hoped. My dog is now 3 years old and extremely well behaved. So happy I got this book!!
Date published: 2016-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Just finished the book a few days ago. I loved it so much. It made me think about dogs in a totally different way, in a good way. Now, I know how to communicate my feelings to a dog, and vice versa. I learned to give dogs exercise, discipline, and affection. (In that order!) I definitely recommend this book to someone who is planning on getting a puppy, has a puppy, or someone who is just eager to know more about dogs! (Me) Stay calm and assertive, and totally get this book!
Date published: 2016-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How to raise the perfect puppy Excellent book! Our entire family read it prior to our Golden Retriever puppy arriving at our home. Everything .Ceaser recommends absolutely works!!! He (Riley ) is house trained within I week. He sits on command, , fetches and returns a ball, gives his correct  paw on command etc. all this in only one week! He is now 9 weeks old and we're dealing with teething issues, and following the guide! We're all quite tired, our house is a mess, however we have an adorable puppy who is absolutely so rewarding!! Thank-you Ceaser!!!!!
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Great New York Times - Cesar expresses how a puppy should be trained to be happy and healthy. Fantastic for golden retrievers and other intelligent dogs because inside this book, it tells you how to train them as a watchdog, therapy dog, etc. Over all, great book.
Date published: 2011-12-25

Editorial Reviews

“Millan’s wizardlike facility with dogs–the calm he brings to them, the confident way he handles them–is mind-blowing.”
Newsweek

“[Millan] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace.”
—Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker