07 February 2013
National Geographic Books
Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog
Timed to the debut of Cesar Millan’s new Nat Geo Wild TV series Leader of the Pack, this essential guide distills the amazing insights and trademark techniques from the world’s most famous dog trainer.
In Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog, Millan shows us how we can take charge and have a healthy, balanced dog. Moving beyond obedience-school basics, the book delves into important topics, such as picking the right dog for you, understanding the nature of your dog and identifying the causes of some of the most prevalent misbehaviors — and how to correct them. Drawing on his own struggles and life experiences, Millan shows how dogs are influenced by their owners’ stressors and joys.
The book is more than a training guide; it is also an intimate look into Millan’s own life. He discusses his journey to the United States and his early life as an illegal immigrant; his child’s difficulties with ADHD; the death of his beloved pit bull, Daddy; his recent and unexpected divorce; and even his own depression and attempted suicide. While he and his family were dealing with these changes, he noticed the effect on his dog. Millan found that life changes dramatically impact dogs, and in this book he shares ways to manage those changes.
Easy to follow and packed with Millan’s remarkable insights into human and dog behavior, Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog is an inspiring tool to help people live a better life with a canine family member.
New York Times Bestselling author of Cesar’s Way and many other books, Cesar Millan is the most sought-after dog trainer in the world. He is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack and the National Geographic Channel’s Dog Whisperer, and is renowned for his particular expertise in understanding dog psychology.