Many of us think of our dogs not as pets, but as full-fledged members of our families. If you own a dog or are thinking about getting one-- 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 him alone at home while everyone's at work? Are you giving him the space or time to give him the exercise he needs? How can you make sure your children and dog get along well? How do events in the human family - like birth, marriage, or divorce - affect the family dog? All of these questions, and many more, are answered by bestselling author Cesar Millan in this 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 your lifetime relationship with your dog, explaining what it takes to be a good dog owner. From helping you choose the right dog for your particular family's needs to setting the rules of the house (yes, you and your family are in charge) to finding a quality vet and monitoring your dog's health, Cesar offers essential advice for a harmonious household. No topic is left untouched. With success stories from Cesar's fans and clients included throughout, A Member of the Family includes sections on travel and doggie day care, caring for an aging dog, and dealing with the death of a pet and its long-lasting effects on a family. In his frank, simple, and calm manner, Millan acts as your personal expert as you build a fulfilling, satisfying relationship with your dog. Book in good condition.