Cesar's Way

Cesar's Way

The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems

Book - 2007
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Presents a commonsense guide to understanding canine behavior, explaining how to use a dog's natural pack instincts to help fix behavioral issues and emphasizing the importance of exercise, discipline, and affection in a dog's life.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2007.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780307337979
Characteristics: xviii, 298 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Peltier, Melissa Jo


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DBRL_KrisA Dec 30, 2017

Not sure why it's taken me so long to finish this book. It's not a long book, it reads pretty easily, and (for the most part) I'm on board with what Millan has to say. It may be that a part of me knows that I'm not following all his advice when it comes to our dog. Yes, Wiener Schnitzel the dachshund thinks, I'm pretty sure, that he's the pack leader in our household.

One of the few things that bugs me is that Millan doesn't always give concrete instruction on how to do some of the things he recommends. For instance, he says you should always enter or leave the house before your dog. Ok, but *how* do you do that? How do you get through the open door, then hold it open while the dog comes through, all while holding the leash?

For the most part, though, I did find plenty of explanations as to why my dog does some of the things he does, and suggestions on how to work on some of those issues.

Jun 29, 2015

Five Stars! As a lifetime dog owner and pack leader of three dogs, this book was an extraordinary reminder of our role to having more balanced dogs. I have appreciated the growth from dog trainers and the dog psychology revealed in this book has only improved my relationship with my dogs. This is not a "how-to" book. There are tons of training books. This book is a necessary base for any subsequent training. Keep running and walking those dogs and being a leader 100% of the time!

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/

loblollyrosa Aug 29, 2012

Though I have never own a dog, I found this book to be quite educational on the subject of a dog's mind and nature. I have seen the TV shows and, I find it remarkable what Cesar can do for problem dogs with only his years of hands-on experience to guide him.

johannamac Oct 21, 2011

This guy needs to get with the times. People are crazy over this man and shouldn't be.

Jul 20, 2011

I love you Cesar! You are so good at training dogs! You are my role model! Woo hoo! Woot Woot!

T-Dog Lover

Mar 26, 2010

Good reminder of some basics. Exercise first, then discipline, then affection.
Easy read, easy to understand, and good advice that is easy to apply.

Jan 06, 2008

Interesting approach to dealing with dogs, but more practical information is required.


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