WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2012)—National Geographic has bought worldwide rights to No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and TV star Cesar Millan’s upcoming book SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG, timed to coincide with the premiere of his new Nat Geo WILD series “Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack” in January 2013. Agent Bob Aniello brokered the deal with National Geographic senior editors Hilary Black and Lisa Thomas, with Amy Briggs editing.
“We are thrilled to welcome Cesar Millan into the Nat Geo publishing fold,” said Janet Goldstein, SVP and editorial director of National Geographic’s Books division. “It’s a natural home for him, given his celebrated collaboration with our television channel and our passion for creating books that educate and engage readers about the world.”
The book will distill the world-famous “Dog Whisperer”’s amazing insights into 98 essential lessons designed to help owners build a happier, healthier relationship with their canine companions. These tips and techniques go beyond obedience school basics to address such issues as understanding dog psychology, choosing the right dog for your family and helping your dog adjust to major life transitions. Millan also uses case studies with celebrity clients to provide real-world applications. Smart, simple and easy to use, CESAR MILLAN’S SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG is an ideal guide for families and dog owners of all ages and is a perfect gift for lovers of canines of every breed.
CESAR MILLAN’S SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG is set to publish Jan. 2, 2013. The new Nat Geo WILD series “Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack” will premiere in January 2013.