Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cesar Millan's New Book

Cesar Millan has a new book coming out the first week of October, and it features Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Joel Silverman, and Mark Harden, among others. .As the Amazon description notes,

Cesar takes on the topic of training for the first time, by explaining the importance of balance as the foundation for a healthy relationship between you and your dog. In order to provide a variety of training options, he calls upon some of the foremost experts in the field to offer their advice so that you can find the perfect approach that works for you and your dog through a variety of methods.

Filled with practical advice, anecdotes, tips, and trouble-shooting techniques from Cesar and his colleagues, this is the ultimate guide to a well-behaved and well-balanced dog—from a new puppy to an old dog who can still learn new tricks.
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The Only Training Book You’ll Ever Need

#1 New York Times bestselling author Cesar Millan shows you how to communicate well with your dog and shares the most effective and humane methods for teaching your dog how to be a happy, well-behaved member of your household. In Cesar’s Rules, he’ll address:

* The most popular training techniques, including positive reinforcement and using a clicker

* Ways to teach basic obedience commands sucha as sit, stay, and come

* The importance of balance, and why a well-trained dog does not necessarily mean a balanced one

* How to use your dog’s own natural inclinations to create better behavior

* The methods and theories from a variety of renowned trainers, including Bob Bailey, Ian Dunbar, Joel Silverman, and Mark Harden

* Encouraging and honoring your dog’s instincts.

I predict it's a best seller! To pre-order, click here.


YesBiscuit! said...

hehe - he covers positive reinforcement and clicker training. Let the chaos begin.

HurricaneDeck said...

Ian Dunbar even? Did he finally decide that his way to fame might be to tag along and learn something from Cesar?

Interesting! I look forward to the book - I enjoy his writing style and practical approach to dog behavior. His books coupled with Patricia McConnell's are really all a pet owner needs, IMO.

sfox said...

Millan is a pretty forgiving guy, considering what's been written about him on Dunbar's hyperventilating, anti-Cesar blog. And the trainer I worked with to train my dog essentially used the Sirius Puppy Training method, but with the addition of humane corrections.

Viatecio said...

What? No drowning your puppy because it barked too much? No kicking it upside the head if it pulls on the leash?

Where's the fun in all that sissy "humane" stuff?

Rah rah Koehl--er?

My snark is getting the better of me in too many ways!

In all seriousness, I do like how the book focuses on "The most popular training techniques," rather than ones that use both "The most popular training techniques" along with well-timed aversives.

Although something tells me that the whole "Discipline" part of Cesar's EDA mantra will take care of a part of that.

Viatecio said...

D'oh, who wrote that message with my name attached to it?

I mean, "In all seriousness, I'm amused by how the book focuses on..."

"What's popular is not always right," etc etc