Basic knowledge, but ultimately not enough meat on the bone.
This book lays the foundation and gets a good bit of the way there, but ultimately feels flat and incomplete. Cesar teeters between a new dog owners manual and an autobiography of personal stories and anecdotes. Somehow the two don’t quite mesh.
The best book you can buy when getting a puppy
Cesar returns with an exponential amount of information for first time dog owners and puppy parents. The way he explains dog psychology and behavior is fool-proof. I recommend this book to anyone thinking of getting a dog but especially a puppy.
This book was incredibly helpful and descriptive. I pick up my cavalier puppy in 9 days. How to Raise the Perfect Dog, along with one other breed-specific book, have prepared me for the long journey ahead. Cesar's methods are of positive reinforcement and patience. I absolutely recommend this book to anyone planning on or considering getting a puppy. Thank you Cesar!
I Use Cesar's Methods !
Cesar's methods do work and I have fixed many problem dogs with his methods. I have learned a lot from him I never could have accomplished without him. I Thank Cesar for helping me learn how to better communicate properly with my dogs and others, and for the many dogs he himself has rehabilitated! He is blessed with a wonderful gift, he is a very heartwarming person of hope.
By Dublin's Ma
This book clearly serves its purpose and clearly explains how to raise the perfect puppy. No ticks or gimmicks, just clear outlines of the necessary work of raising a new member of the family. Cornet jokes and written in plain language make this book an easy read. I wish every dog owner was required to read this book before they were allowed to adopt a dog!
I read this book and no where did I find Cesar advocating torture of dogs. People love to overreact. I can see many positive things from both sides. Positive training is great. But it also has it's flaws. It is unrealistic and impractical at times. It's people who love to jump on bandwagons and try to make themselves fell superior because they know more than the rest of us. Chill out and leave Cesar alone. He has done so many good things for animals.
My puppy bible
By GA5 - parent
I enjoyed and learned so much from this book. It really opened my eyes to think I about what my dog needs from me, not what I need from my dog. So in that regard, Cesar is the JFK of doggy diplomacy.
Everyone with a dog should read this book!
Was excited about founding out how to deal with our new puppy. Read the whole book and never learned any methods. Just talks about how you want the dog to behave, never how to achieve it. For example, puppy needs potty training, has an accident in the process, and this book never tells you what to do. Just that you don't want it to happen. Very disappointing.
I am first time dog owner and this book has provided a vast amount of knowledge, furthermore it would be a resource guide on how to raise my Jack Russell Terrier.
By Ricky J Talks
Super useful and interesting !!