Be the Pack Leader Author:Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier Be the Pack Leader is Cesar Millan’s guide for taking your relationship with your dog to a higher level. By developing the skills necessary to become the calm-assertive owner your dog needs in order for him to live a balanced, fulfilled life, you’ll improve your dog’s behavior and your own life as well. — Be the Pack L... more »eader is filled with practical tips and techniques, including:
• How to use calm-assertive energy in relating to your dog -- and to others around you
• The truth about behavioral tools, from leashes and harnesses to clickers and e-collars
• How to satisfy the needs of your dog’s breed
• Success stories from Cesar’s clients, viewers, and fans -- including the Grogan family of Marley & Me fame
• A quick reference guide of specific, step-by-step procedures to tackling some of the most common dog behavior problems« less
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This book is a must read for any dog owner. This is not a training guide, so don't expect to learn commands. What you will learn is how to interact with your dog in a meaningful way. You'll learn what you are doing wrong, and how simple it is to do things right. I am a new owner of a 9 month old rescue puppy. He is more dominant than I was hoping for, but we fell in love with him and had to bring him home. Learning the principles behind calm-assertive energy, and how much our energy affects our dogs is priceless. I wish I'd known these principles when my sister's out of control dog was still alive. He was much loved and treasured, but I'm sure he could have had a better life if we'd understood these concepts. This is not a quick fix, nor a magic bullet, but valuable information every dog owner should take the time to learn.
If you are interested in learning to train your dog PLEASE look elsewhere. Cesar Millan teaches outdated and disproved training methods centered around being the "dominant pack leader". Dominance theory and training in domesticated dogs has been thoroughly disproved - for a better approach in dog training look for books by Patricia McConnell, Turid Rugaas, Jean Donaldson and Karen Pryor. If it was up to be I would burn all of these books just so people don't continue to use these training methods!