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Download How to Raise the Perfect Dog: Through Puppyhood and Beyond Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,282 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Melissa Jo Peltier Narrator: John H. Mayer Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2009 ISBN:
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For the millions of people every year who consider bringing a puppy into their lives - as well as those who have already brought a dog home - Cesar Millan, the preeminent dog behavior expert, says, Yes, you can raise the perfect dog! It all starts with the proper foundation in the early years. Here, Cesar tells you everything you need to know to create the best environment for a well-balanced dog in order to avoid behavior issues in the future, and shows you how to correct the most common behavior issues for young dogs.

Based on Cesar's own detailed experiences raising individual puppies from some of the most popular breeds, How to Raise the Perfect Dog is like having Cesar right beside you, as your own personal expert, coaching you and your dog from the first day of your life together.

Packed with new information aimed specifically at the particular needs of puppies and adolescents, and written in Cesar's friendly, accessible style, How to Raise the Perfect Dog answers all the most commonly asked questions and guides you towards a loving, satisfying life-long relationship with your best friend. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/12/2014

    " After reading many reviews complaining about Cesar's long-winded stories and very little advice, I was not expecting much. I have to say that I loved reading this book. As the owner of a new (2nd) puppy, I found his advice priceless. It may not have been simple, step by step instructions, but if you read the whole book you end up with a greater understanding of dogs as a species. He explains why dogs are so different from humans and must be treated differently. By the time my puppy arrived, how to treat our newest family member! "

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

    " Good overview of puppy-raising philosophy but not enough practical, step-by-step advice "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Merritt | 2/8/2014

    " Ugh. This guy is annoying :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/29/2014

    " Entertaining--like the tv show without all the misguided owners. Dogs are NOT people. "

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

    " This book has given me a deep feeling of inferiority that will likely outlive my dog. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenna Gorbatov | 1/25/2014

    " After I got a puppy in May, and started training her, all I could think about is "how can I raise the perfect dog?" That's when I started reading lots of books about dogs and watching the Dog Whisperer. I love Cesar's show. I found his work on the show to be so inspiring that I was compelled to get his book. Cesar believes in communicating with your dog on their level; to respect the fact that they are a pack animal and that they are first animal, then dog, then breed. He has a meditative approach to working with dogs, which I really connect with because I truly believe that animals connect with humans on a deeper spiritual and energy driven way. Since reading this book and practicing many of his theories and suggestions, I have seen much improvement in my puppy's behavior. True, she is not perfect, nor are my commands or reactions to her, but we are getting there together. Cesar's book is positive, easy to read, and full of great resources. If you have a puppy, or are thinking of owning a puppy, read this book in addition to whatever pieces of literature on dog training you pick up! Cheers:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/16/2014

    " Good book, but not ground-breaking stuff here. I recommend reading it BEFORE picking out a new puppy--lots of advice on how to select a puppy. Only the last few chapters were helpful. I did find a few tips to employ with Daisy. -e "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barb Boardman-Pavao | 1/13/2014

    " Not being a dog person, I find Cesar fascinating. It has opened up a whole new world. "

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

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy Mason | 1/5/2014

    " Perfect for introducing a new pup into the family. Very much geared toward young puppies.. So maybe not the one to purchase for an older adoption puppy. Generally really useful though! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/4/2014

    " Not written particularly well, but told me what I wanted to know. "

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

    " I really enjoyed this book and have put many of Millan's practices into use with our 5 month old puppy. High recommend for first time puppy owners that simply cannot fathom undertaking something as large as raising a dog without having an instruction manual to tell them how. :) "

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

    " The first half of the book wasn't vey helpful,although I got a lot out of the last half. I would have liked to have had more 'how to' in there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 12/7/2013

    " I am going to try his suggestions to raising our puppy. I just skipped the stories that I found didn't pertain to what I wanted and watched his show to get more of an idea of other 'techniques'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 10/14/2013

    " Hmmmm, not sure it reads like the title indicates but still full of useful information. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 3/16/2013

    " Good but a lot of repeated info from his other book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 1/7/2013

    " Ah...the joys of a new puppy! It's been so long since I've had a tiny puppy, so I'm trying to learn the tricks! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/27/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yousef Raffah | 6/3/2012

    " It is a good read if you are new or would like to sharpen your knowledge in treating and dealing with dogs "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jay | 7/14/2011

    " Excellent book - doesn't offer everything one needs to raise and train a puppy but definitely provides a strong and necessary foundation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Darcy | 6/8/2011

    " I like this one better than the Monks of New Skete. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 3/24/2011

    " I am recommending this to all my puppy buyers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christina | 3/22/2011

    " Interesting, nonverbal approach to dog-rearing. I'm a little skeptical of the power of "calm-assertive energy," but that might be because I've never seen the Dog Whisperer in action. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yousef | 3/18/2011

    " It is a good read if you are new or would like to sharpen your knowledge in treating and dealing with dogs "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 3/11/2011

    " Started this today - 3-11-11.
    Easily through the second chapter. It will be interesting to see how this compares to the guide dog training book that I will be receiving soon.

    Loved it - can't wait to try it out with a puppy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 2/7/2011

    " Entertaining--like the tv show without all the misguided owners. Dogs are NOT people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katy | 2/2/2011

    " Perfect for introducing a new pup into the family. Very much geared toward young puppies.. So maybe not the one to purchase for an older adoption puppy. Generally really useful though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha | 1/23/2011

    " We have a new puppy and really wanted to raise him the right way. This book was incredibly helpful as well as insightful. He helps you understand the nature of a dog and how to use it to train them. "

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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.