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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,900 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 2007 ISBN: 9781415942642
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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 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.


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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabby | 2/16/2014

    " There is a great message in this book. Not only do you learn how to be a better pack leader for your dogs, but one learns the inner gift of nature. This book is great to bring selfesteem to anyone. One learns that if we lived our lives more like mother nature one could be happier. For example dogs live in the now ...what is today they dont hold grudges or review the past; that is why they are able to move on faster than us humans. I learned to let go of yesterday and moved on foward it makes sense. YOU CAN NOT CHANGE YESTERDAY...BUT YOU COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 2/15/2014

    " Wow. Clear and simple, but presents some research that is mind-bogglingly applicable to human leadership of a pack of any species. If you are interested in the power of non-verbal communication, this is an interesting read. I don't think you necessarily even need to read Cesar's Way to "get" this one, either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 2/12/2014

    " I want to copy the appendix out of the back of this and send it to all the dog owners I know... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa | 2/2/2014

    " I have become a devoted Cesar Millan follower. His view of humanity, the condition of American dogs and perhaps even the condition of American culture is both convicting and challenging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/31/2014

    " Cesar is the man! The world needs more compassionate human beings like him! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jonny99 | 1/28/2014

    " Inspire your dogs to greatness. In the annals of unlikely famous people Cesar Millan, Mexican immigrant dog behavior specialist must rank somewhere near Rebecca Black and Bruce Jenner's children. Straight out of South Central L.A. Millan brings his own brand of dog psychology (no seriously, he has a dog psychology center) to pet owners who pick up his book. His advice? First, don't let you dog walk ahead of you. Never clear does Millan make the reasons why this is such a no-no nor does he cogently explain how this prohibition applies to life behind the morning walk of your pooch. While Millan does touch on larger life lessons on occasion, but much of the book covers practical concerns such as the pluses and minuses of various leash types. Much of it as well deals with the practical business of advertising his dog behavior center, private speaking engagements and his wife's dog accessories concern. Millan's ghost writer's writing style is of decent journeyman quality. However, the book gets downright awkward where the ghost writer introduces anecdotes about herself as if Millan were turning the platform over to her. Clearly, the ghostwriter struggles to find enough filler to pad out this latest "dog whisperer" book to acceptable length. In short, your dog needs "transformation" to about the same degree you can learn to navigate complex human inter-relationships by watching your dog sniff through the underbrush in search of feces. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassandra | 1/6/2014

    " Ceasar is amazing! If you don't watch his show, The Dog Whisperer, you should. Even if you don't have a dog. His books delve deeper into his methods and definitely help you become the pack leader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mollie | 1/4/2014

    " I love Cesar! Every dog owner needs to read this book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cyndie | 12/22/2013

    " He gets some things really wrong and the things he gets right I think are hard for owners to finesse with the same skill that he has especially without seeing him in action. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Claudia | 12/8/2013

    " I really liked this book too, even though the first one was 'better' in my opinion. I see a lot of people don't like his 'way', but like I wrote in my first review, everyone has to find their own dog training technique, what works for one/one dog, might not work for the other/other dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy Kenney | 12/6/2013

    " This is less about dog training and more an autobiography. Great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barrett | 11/6/2013

    " Yes, I have a dog now. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenae | 11/6/2013

    " Easy reading, but almost a little too heavy on the self-improvement flavor for my tastes. It does have three or four good points when it comes to living with dogs, and the rest of the pages are spent restating the same things in different words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 9/19/2013

    " I read this before we adopted a dog. It was a great resource for animal psychology and his views on how to interact with animals are helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mel | 8/13/2013

    " I love Cesar. And...have you met Gatsby??? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Espresso | 7/14/2013

    " I wish it had more actual advice and less ideas. I still need to take my pups to training. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickie T | 6/20/2013

    " It was just ok. I had read Cesar's Way also and a lot of the information was the same, but then again how much can be said on the subject? It really didn't give me enough of the kind of information I need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosemary Kind | 5/4/2013

    " Worth reading for any dog owner or dog lover. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 11/11/2012

    " This book is awesome for any dog owner. I'm in the process of becoming Chloe's pack leader! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carin | 11/10/2012

    " I think talked about the reasoning behind behind the pack leader but was disappointed he didn't give any tips on how to do it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 8/18/2012

    " Part of my quest to become a good owner. Good dog insight -- not a training book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blaise | 6/2/2012

    " okay, so i didn't finish it but i would highly, highly recommend any of cesar milan's books to any dog owner. when i have a dog i am totally going to be the pack leader. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 4/18/2012

    " Every dog owner should at least read if not own this book. Whether or not you like Cesar, his deep understanding of the nature and psyche of the canine species is undeniable and should be respected and followed if you want the best for the health and welfare of your beloved pets. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Redfawn | 2/23/2012

    " I just love Caesar so it's fun to read about the dog human connection in the impact of calm assertive leadership. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 8/16/2011

    " If you have a bad dog or are thinking of getting a dog and want him to be a good dog... listen to Cesar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tara | 8/10/2011

    " Simple and effective philosophy.. often strangely applicable to people as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alyssa Brigandi | 7/21/2011

    " This is more of a reference book that I'll continue to read as I need to. But love Cesar's idea of Calm Assertiveness. It can really be used in all aspects of life if you think about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/23/2011

    " Not very impressed. Could use a true strategy book, not a toot your own horn fluff piece. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ashley | 6/9/2011

    " Cesar, thy way is too perfect. You (and Martha Stewart) bring out all my control freak, OCD tendencies. I will take what you say to heart and practice being calm, assertive (which I am almost NEVER), but I will not let you make me feel inferior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas | 6/6/2011

    " He makes it sound all to easy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/30/2011

    " I love this guy, Caesar Milan! He's incredible! The book is great by itself, but I followed up with a DVD with some of his favorite episodes of his TV show, "The Dog Whisperer" which brought it all together in reality. I am planning to get a puppy soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darlene | 5/29/2011

    " Good information. A little too much of a narrative. I'd recommend skimming it for the information you need. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abigail T | 5/26/2011

    " I was given "How to Raise.." when I was thinking about getting a puppy. Had I not read Cesar's guide page by page there is no way I would have been prepared to welcome a 12 week furry friend into my home. This is a must read for any first time puppy owner.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/18/2011

    " We LOVE Cesar. If only someone understood people as well as he understands dogs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christie | 5/17/2011

    " Wish I had read this pre-Won Ton. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 5/17/2011

    " Some advice I agree with, some I don't. Reader beware. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 5/1/2011

    " Some useful, general advice, but I would have liked more specifics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arasband | 4/20/2011

    " Absolutely recommend this book for anyone getting a puppy!!
    I read it AFTER we got our puppy, BUT there is SO much that I wish I would have known beforehand.
    Really informative!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shawna | 4/19/2011

    " Good if you HAVEN'T gotten a dog yet..has lots of information on preparing to bring puppy home and how to start. Not so good if you already have the dog.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maggie | 4/9/2011

    " I was seeking practical, concise, hands on advice. What I got was a whole lot of words that did not translate into action for me & my pup. I still like Cesar but there wasn't anything new or actionable in this book. "

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About the Author
Author Cesar Millan

Cesar Millan, star of  National Geographic’s celebrated Dog Whisperer and Leader of the Pack, is the most sought-after dog behaviorist in the world and recognized for his particular expertise in canine psychology. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers Cesar’s Way, Be the Pack Leader, A Member of the Family, and How to Raise the Perfect Dog, as well as the founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles. In addition to his educational seminars, he has established the Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping shelters and rescue groups. He is a recipient of the National Humane Society Genesis Award Special Commendation for his work in rehabilitating shelter animals.

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.