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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (547 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier Narrator: John H. Mayer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781415957684
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Many of us think of our dogs not as pets but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dog—or are thinking about getting one—A Member of the Family is the ultimate resource for integrating your canine companion into the life of your household. 

What should you do if you need to leave your dog alone at home while everyone is at work? Are you providing him with the exercise he needs? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human family—such as birth, marriage, or divorce—affect the family dog? All of these questions and many more are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in his new book. 

Brimming with practical tips and techniques, A Member of the Family addresses the most common issues and questions that emerge over the course of a person’s lifetime relationship with a dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner. From choosing the right dog for your particular family’s needs to setting the rules of the house (yes, you and your family are in charge) to finding a quality veterinarian and monitoring your dog’s health, Cesar offers essential advice for a harmonious home. No topic is left untouched. With success stories from Cesar’s fans and clients throughout, A Member of the Family includes sections on travel and doggie day care, the needs of an aging dog, and dealing with the death of a pet and its long-lasting effects on a family. A chapter on dogs and children is written from the perspective of Cesar’s sons, Andre and Calvin, and one on the role of the strong female pack leader is by Cesar’s wife, Ilusion. 

In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Cesar acts as your personal guide as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [Millan is] serene and mesmerizing. . . . He deserves a cape and mask. New York Times
  • [Millan] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace. Malcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaui | 2/8/2014

    " one day soon we hope to adopt a dog and i need some guidance on what to do. lots of helpful tips when adopting and his show is really interesting too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/18/2014

    " It's a good book with (mostly) good information for someone who is completely clueless about dogs. But for me, someone who has been around dogs so much, it's a little redundant at times and I don't completely agree with all of his methods. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/12/2014

    " This is a good book for anyone who is getting their first dog or adding another dog to their family. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 1/3/2014

    " a must for anyone who is adding a dog to the family "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/28/2013

    " Excellent. I admire his passion for what he does and it comes through it what he teaches us. A lot of good information "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 12/27/2013

    " I love this book. My husband and I used it to train our rescue dog, who had never experienced any sort of proper training. I'd recommend it to anyone who is thinking of getting a dog, or who has a dog with poor behaviour. Definitely worth a read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve H | 11/23/2013

    " Cesar tells us how to interact with dogs using his pack heirarchy theories. Some useful information, but not the last word in dogs. My dog Scout was not impressed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzy | 11/23/2013

    " I recommend this book to anyone who owns a dog or wants a dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Duenas | 10/2/2013

    " I read this book in preparation for our new puppy and it was AWESOME. It helped me know how to select a puppy, where to buy from, how to introduce him to his new environment, etc. I'd recommend it to anyone considering buying a new puppy. Our little guy is doing great. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 6/9/2013

    " Though I won't be getting a puppy for over nearly 2 years, I am doing my homework. I do like Cesar and his whole "exercise, boundaries, affection, in that order" spiel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 8/6/2012

    " Okay, most people who know me realize I'm slightly obsessed with the Dog Whisperer, which is particularly weird since I haven't had a dog since I was 16. But I love Cesar's practical, natural approach to dog ownership... and yeah, it works on students too. (No lie!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 1/23/2012

    " Fast read with lots of examples that people can use to find helpful advice. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becca | 7/14/2011

    " Good overall point about the value of exercise in training, but I disagree that positive reinforcement belongs at the bottom of the priority list. Not a big fan of Cesar Millan or his methods in general, but I'll read any dog book. :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jody | 7/7/2011

    " The reader annoyed me, but another great book by Cesar. Great for someone about to get a puppy. Includes section by Illusion & kids that reminds us that all relationships take work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 6/4/2011

    " This was a fine book but it is more about choosing a dog and adding a dog to your life than fixing the dog you have so it wasn't really relevant to me, but it has some good advice if you are thinking of getting a dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 5/9/2011

    " Most information is invaluable geared towards someone adding a dog to your family. You should read it BEFORE going to get a dog... The vaccine schedule is necessary information for all. A lot of the book is reiterating what has been shown on the shows with a little more background information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 P | 12/13/2010

    " I learned a lot about choosing a dog at a shelter from this book; he discusses all aspects of a dog's life with the family "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 8/14/2010

    " A quick read. Conversational style with lots of examples of rehabilitation/retraining of dogs and/or their owners. I found it helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 7/26/2010

    " Typical of Cesar's books. A bit of filler but for someone about to adopt a new puppy an essential book. "Cesar's Way" helped my last dog when no other obedience training would. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 5/13/2010

    " Most information is invaluable geared towards someone adding a dog to your family. You should read it BEFORE going to get a dog... The vaccine schedule is necessary information for all. A lot of the book is reiterating what has been shown on the shows with a little more background information. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 4/29/2010

    " I already have a great respect for Cesar. This book just reconfirmed it. As someone ready for a new puppy or someone already with a dog in your family...I highly recommend reading this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 4/28/2010

    " a must for anyone who is adding a dog to the family "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/4/2010

    " I love Cesar's philosophy on dogs. It really helps me interacting with my new dog, Webster "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 1/20/2010

    " Excellent. I admire his passion for what he does and it comes through it what he teaches us. A lot of good information "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 10/26/2009

    " I read this book in preparation for our new puppy and it was AWESOME. It helped me know how to select a puppy, where to buy from, how to introduce him to his new environment, etc. I'd recommend it to anyone considering buying a new puppy. Our little guy is doing great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jody | 10/24/2009

    " The reader annoyed me, but another great book by Cesar. Great for someone about to get a puppy. Includes section by Illusion & kids that reminds us that all relationships take work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 10/8/2009

    " Fast read with lots of examples that people can use to find helpful advice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terri | 8/26/2009

    " Another great one by Cesar. I think this one was my favorite... "

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About the Author
Author Cesar MillanFounder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, Cesar Millan is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on the National Geographic Channel. In addition to Cesar’s educational seminars and work with unstable dogs, he and his wife have founded the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support and rehabilitation expertise to shelters. A native of Culican, Mexico, Cesar lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ilusion, and their two sons, Andre and Calvin.
About the Narrator

John H. Mayer is a writer, actor, and audiobook narrator. In 1973, he cowrote Radio Rocket Boy, an award-winning short film. He also has narrated dozens of audiobooks, including American Lion and The Wolf Tree, among many others.