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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cesar Millan, Melissa Jo Peltier Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780739369593
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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 Familyaddresses 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 Suzy | 2/15/2014

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika Ordonez | 2/11/2014

    " I read this book as we were adopting a new dog coco to be part of our family one dog, one rabbit, my husband and myself. We are dog whisperer fans, so when we adopted coco and read the 1st 2 chapters of this book I realized we made the right choice picking this dog with the right energy and introduced him to our home and family the proper way! I absolutely love his book, filled with anecdotes, from Cesar and his clients, as well as tips for every stage of life(dog and human) thanks to this book my dogs are in their way of being balanced dogs and we as a couple are learning to be calm assertive pack leaders. I feel confident and recommend this book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/9/2014

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

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

    " 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 Nicole | 2/5/2014

    " I LOVE Cesar Millan and am a big fan of "The Dog Whisperer" on NatGeo. This book was perfect for me since we just got a new puppy and I wanted to be a good "pack leader". It takes you from choosing the right "energy" for your family to how to cope when your dog passes away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/25/2014

    " 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 Lu Ann Brobst | 1/18/2014

    " This book is a must if you're planning to get a new puppy or dog! Cesar's easy style of story-telling not only introduces to you to things to do as you work with your dog, but also provides case studies that you can learn from. The chapter by his wife and one by his children provided an interesting shift in point of view. I highly recomend this book series and the television shows to anyone who loves dogs and would like to have their own dog perform better as a pet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/17/2014

    " Taryn turned me on to Cesar Millan and now I'm obsessed. I'd love to meet him someday. This book is great for learning how to be calm and assertive with my pack. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 11/12/2013

    " I appreciate his pep talk basically asking owners who is in charge, you or the dog. Cesar phrases it as being the pack leader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 11/1/2013

    " 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 | 7/25/2013

    " 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 Kristi | 3/17/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy | 11/20/2012

    " 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! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 10/30/2012

    " This book reiterates in print what you already know if you watch his show. Still good information and in easy to read step by step format. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sensibly Sassy | 4/20/2012

    " 7th book of 2013 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Duenas | 2/4/2012

    " 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 Shannon | 12/5/2011

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cfenno | 10/27/2011

    " A good starter book for someone that's new to dog ownership. Unfortunately, I didn't get a whole lot out of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valerie | 7/31/2010

    " I love Cesar, has changed how I interact with my dogs. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hillary | 6/21/2010

    " Overall, a pretty good book. It seemed to be a bit more about puppyhood than anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karl | 11/5/2009

    " 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 Kendell | 9/18/2009

    " An great book if you want to understand how to integrate a new dog into your pack (family). Cesar has some great insights about the commitments involved with having a dog and how to solve problems with them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve H | 9/18/2009

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 4/7/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 3/26/2009

    " 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!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaui | 3/25/2009

    " 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. "

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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.