Product Description Many of us think of our dogs not as pets but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dogâor are thinking about getting oneâ A Member of the Family is the ultimate resource for integrating your canine companion into the life of your household. What should you do if you need to leave your dog alone at home while everyone is at work? Are you providing him with the exercise he needs? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human familyâsuch as birth, marriage, or divorceâaffect the family dog? All of these questions and many more are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in his new book. Brimming with practical tips and techniques, A Member of the Family addresses the most common issues and questions that emerge over the course of a personâs lifetime relationship with a dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner. From choosing the right dog for your particular familyâs needs to setting the rules of the house (yes, you and your family are in charge) to finding a quality veterinarian and monitoring your dogâs health, Cesar offers essential advice for a harmonious home. No topic is left untouched. With success stories from Cesarâs fans and clients throughout, A Member of the Family includes sections on travel and doggie day care, the needs of an aging dog, and dealing with the death of a pet and its long-lasting effects on a family. A chapter on dogs and children is written from the perspective of Cesarâs sons, Andre and Calvin, and one on the role of the strong female pack leader is by Cesarâs wife, Ilusion. In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Cesar acts as your personal guide as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog. Review "[Millan is] serene and mesmerizing. . . . He deserves a cape and mask." â New York Times "[Millan] arrives amid canine chaos and leaves behind peace." âMalcolm Gladwell, The New Yorker From the Trade Paperback edition. About the Author Founder of the Dog Psychology Center in Los Angeles, CESAR MILLAN is the star of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan on the National Geographic Channel. In addition to his educational seminars and work with unstable dogs, he and his wife have founded the Cesar and Ilusion Millan Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial support and rehabilitation expertise to shelters. A native of Culican, Mexico, Cesar lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their two sons, Andre and Calvin. MELISSA JO PELTIER, an executive producer and writer of Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, has been honored for her film and television writing and directing with an Emmy, a Peabody, and more than fifty other awards. She lives in Nyack, New York, with her husband, writer-director John Gray, and stepdaughter, Caitlin.