Friday, April 21, 2006

Dog Training Books

Cesar's Way by Cesar Millan, is #13 on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list. We just ordered it for the library. It's kind of hard to keep track of the dozens (scores, hundreds?) of dog books published every year, but we try. Cesar Millan is a "star of National Geographic Channel's Dog Whisperer" according to the ad in the paper and the reviews. Cesar has a blog (who doesn't would be an apt question) There are lots of comments to the posts on his blog, but Cesar doesn't answer any comments so the commentators just muse and question and answer and exchange anecdotes among themselves. If you would like to post a comment about dog training to the librarian, (click on "comment" at the end of this post) we will find the very best dog training book for you (note, not for your dog, it's the humans that need to be trained I think we can all agree on that.) In the library biz, this is called: personalized readers' advisory service. And my dog Addie says she will be glad to anwer comments if there is a treat in it for her. She is also thinking of penning a human training book herself, but first she has to take a nap. and then maybe walkies, which Cesar recommends. and then dinner. some TV, a nap, go outside, come in, go out, come in...take over the sofa. She has a full life, maybe being the first canine author of a dog training book just isn't in the cards for her.

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