Book Release Timed to Cesar’s New Nat Geo WILD Series
‘Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack,’ Premiering Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013
WASHINGTON (Nov. 26, 2012)—Not everyone can be a dog whisperer, but everyone can be the leader of their dog pack. Cesar Millan returns to television and bookstores in January with a new book, CESAR MILLAN’S SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques (National Geographic Books; ISBN 978-1-4262-1190-4; on sale Jan. 1, 2013; $21.95; hardcover), and a new Nat Geo WILD series, “Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack,” premiering Saturday, Jan. 5, at 10 p.m. ET/11 p.m. PT.
In CESAR MILLAN’S SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG, Millan shows us how we can take charge and have a healthy, balanced dog. Moving beyond obedience-school basics, the book delves into important topics, such as picking the right dog for you, understanding the nature of your dog and identifying the causes of some of the most prevalent misbehaviors — and how to correct them. The chapter “Nine Simple Principles for a Balanced Dog” lays out core lessons based on Millan’s uncanny understanding of dog psychology. Drawing on his own struggles and life experiences, Millan shows how dogs are influenced by their owners’ stressors and joys.
CESAR MILLAN’S SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG has advice on issues such as:
- Putting an end to excessive barking;
- Introducing a new puppy to your home or another dog;
- Addressing separation anxiety;
- Establishing boundaries and the proper way to enforce them;
- Dealing with overexcitement through holistic methods such as smell;
- Re-establishing your place as pack leader to eliminate aggression.
The book is more than a training guide; it is also an intimate look into Millan’s own life. He discusses his journey to the United States and his early life here as an illegal immigrant; his child’s difficulties with ADHD; the death of his beloved pit bull, Daddy; his recent and unexpected divorce; and even his own depression and attempted suicide. While he and his family were dealing with these changes, he noticed the effect on his dog. Millan found that life changes dramatically impact dogs, and in this book he shares ways to manage those changes.
Easy to follow and packed with Millan’s remarkable insights into human and dog behavior, CESAR MILLAN’S SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY DOG is an inspiring tool to help people live a better life with a canine family member.
In each episode of “Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack,” premiering Jan. 5 on Nat Geo WILD, Millan combats the global issue of canine abandonment, giving “unadoptable” dogs a second chance and coaching families across Europe who are vying for the opportunity to adopt these lucky pups.
About the Author
Cesar Millan is a best-selling author, a much-in-demand public speaker, a branded pet care product designer/entrepreneur and, not least of all, international star of Nat Geo WILD’s “Cesar Millan’s Leader of the Pack” and the iconic TV series “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan.” In addition to “Cesar Millan’s Short Guide to a Happy Dog,” Millan has co-authored six books: the New York Times No. 1 best-seller “Cesar’s Way,” the New York Times best-seller “Be the Pack Leader,” “Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: The Ultimate Episode Guide,” “A Member of the Family,” “How to Raise the Perfect Dog” and “Cesar’s Rules.” He also has generated numerous instructional DVDs and CDs, and continues to host a popular series of seminars where attendees learn how to apply his extensive knowledge of dog psychology and rehabilitation techniques. In 2007, Cesar officially launched The Cesar Millan Foundation, a national nonprofit organization designed to aid and support the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of abused and abandoned dogs. For more information, visit www.cesarsway.com.
About National Geographic Books
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About Nat Geo WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation’s major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with Nat Geo WILD currently available in 56 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 100 million homes in 90 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.