Be the Pack Leader Author:Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier Bestselling author Cesar Millan takes his principles of dog psychology a step further, showing you how to develop the calm-assertive energy of a successful pack leader and use it to improve your dog’s life -- and your own. — Filled with practical tips and techniques as well as real-life success stories from his clients (including the Grogan... more » family, owners of Marley from Marley & Me) and his popular television show Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, Cesar helps you understand and read your dog’s energy as well as your own so that you can move beyond just correcting behavioral issues and take your connection with your dog to the next level.
The principles of calm-assertive energy will help you become a better pack leader in every area of your life, improving your relationships with friends, family, and coworkers.
In addition, Cesar addresses several important issues for the first time, including what you need to know about the major dog behavior tools available and the difference between “personality” and “instability.”
Ultimately, what emerges from Be the Pack Leader are both happier dogs and happier, more centered owners.« less
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 Cesar Millan teaches outdated and disproved training methods centered around being the "dominant pack leader".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!