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Publisher Description

From the bestselling author and star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer, the only resource you’ll need for raising a happy, healthy dog.

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.

#1 New York Times bestselling author, Cesar Millan shows you how to raise the perfect dog and prevent behavior issues before they start, including:
• what to expect from each stage of your puppy's development
• quick and easy housebreaking
• the essentials of proper nutrition
• the importance of vaccinating–and of not over-vaccinating
• creating perfect obedience from day one through rules, boundaries, and calm-assertive leadership
• how to avoid the most common mistakes owners make raising puppies and young dogs
• how to correct any issue before it becomes a problem
• unique exercises and play to bring out the best in every breed

Cesar Millan
hr min
October 6
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

HeXxX1 ,


Cesar Millan is amazing at what he does! As long as you understand what he's teaching, you are sure to be successful. This is as easy as it gets when raising "The Perfect Dog". That's not to say the tasks are easy, but the lessons and instructions he provides to achieve is what I find personally find easy to understand. This book, along with the rest are terrific resources in achieving Balance, along with Exercise ,Dicipline then Affection. A MUST read (or listen to).

Jackie @ Dove Day ,

How to raise the perfect dog

This was my first audio book purchase. As a fan of his tv show I knew that the little Shih Tzu that found me on the street needed Ceasar Millan's help to become "balanced". Having this book read by Ceasar himself playing in my ear as my new pack walks together keeps my head and my "energy" appropriate to the task. Many of Mr. Millan's methods are counter intuitive to me (as a human) but they are magic with my dog. My outlook remains in leadership mode all day long after listening to this book, walking with my dog, and getting an hours exercise!

Pianoquietude ,

Great teachings

Cesar Millan is truly talented at what he does with dogs! He is the #1 trainer that I look up to! The Dog Whisperer show is outstanding! He performs unbelievable success with people and dogs:)

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