How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond

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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
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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 dogs, Cesar and his wife have founded the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups.
 
Melissa Jo Peltier, an executive producer and writer of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, has been honored for her film and television writing and directing with an Emmy, a Peabody, and more than fifty other awards. She lives in Nyack, New York, with her husband, writer-director John Gray, and stepdaughter, Caitlin.

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The famed "dog whisperer" reminds expectant puppy owners to respect puppies as the animals they are and the dogs they will become--and to avoid seeing them as the human offspring they often stand in for. Milan reads his book quietly but emphatically, and his message is compelling: Raise puppies to be dogs first, even when tempted to treat them as the dog equivalent of babies. By working with puppies, Milan notes in his by turns stern-then-humorous style, listeners can learn how to maintain the stability their dogs were born with and how to avoid mistakes right from the start--such as putting their human needs before those of their dog. Cesar Milan's distinctive voice, sensible advice, and passionate sense of purpose make this a winning production. J.C.G. AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine

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