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Update on the Cesar Milan training

Cesar MillanI wrote recently after acquiring our new dog about how we were employing the Cesar Millan training methods for the two books we had bought – How to Raise the Perfect Dog and Cesar’s Way.

Here’s a bit of an update…On the whole, with the odd glitch as you can see, yes this is one of the actual books – it’s working out pretty well. Both of the boys are way better on the lead, and generally behave pretty well together. They do occasionally have issues with each other and get a bit boisterous – but we expected that with them both being dogs.

I’ve read one of the books – must get around to the other – and pretty much watched most of everything he’s done for TV. It works – it really does. Though I do wonder sometimes that he seems to have something very special about him, almost a ‘Doctor Doolittle quality’, that we mere mortals can never hope to emulate. The man has a gift!

Cesar Millan – How to Raise the Perfect Dog

I’ve talked a bit recently about the new puppy and the ensuing training – here’s my copy of Cesar Millan’s “How to Raise the Perfect Dog”, the second of the two of his books I bought recently, as I found it this morning… I love the irony of the ‘crime’….

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Cesar Millan

I wrote recently about having bought a couple of Cesar Millan books. Prompted by the arrival of a new dog in the house – we decided we really needed to get the new boy off to a good start and iron out a few (thankfully) minor discrepancies in our existing boy!

Well, I’ve just read the first of the two books we bought – Cesar’s Way – and we’ve also watched the entire first series of The Dog Whisperer as I’ve been reading the book. To be honest I found both the book and the TV series a bit repetitive – not necessarily a bad thing, as there is a simple philosophy behind everything he says. It’s really simple! The repetitive nature of both the book and the series sure makes the basic principles sink in… Read the rest of this entry »

Do the Cesar Millan books work…?

I don’t know – but am about to find out soon, well as soon as I’ve read them. Every dog owner I know seems to be incredibly impressed with Cesar Millan (AKA – The Dog Whisperer), so – with the recent addition of the new puppy we thought it’s time we knocked our existing dog (pretty good with one or two minor glitches – the guy in the MuttzNuttz logo), and the puppy into shape.

The major problem at the moment is house training – he’s pretty good all round and will sit, stay and come when you want him – not bad with food either – but can he manage to pee in the right place – NO! We were assured by the people we got him off that he was house trained – not sure what their idea of house training is. But I’m damned sure it doesn’t match mine…!

We bought two books How to Raise the Perfect Dog and Cesar’s Way – so I plan to come back to this topic occasionally and review the books and relay our experience as we attempt to make our dogs perfect…. Will the books work – or would they be better put to use beating the dogs into compliance? :) I’ll let you know…. Read the rest of this entry »

Do you make these 4 common mistakes in dog training?

Everyone begins training a dog with a number of unknowns. First, no one can truly know how a dog will react to training and even if you know the breed, there can be differences with each individual breed. Another unknown is the type of dog training that you use. Some dogs do well with food based reinforcement and some do not and owners will need to learn as they go along. While most of the unknowns with dog training can be overcome quickly, many owners make some pretty common mistakes while they are training your dogs. To avoid those dog training mistakes, it is important to be aware of them and that is exactly what I will be doing in this article; alerting you to common dog training mistakes that every owner has or will make at one time. Read the rest of this entry »

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