Review: The Complete Insider’s Guide to Dogs

Posted on August 18, 2014


Dog Guide cover

The Complete Insider’s Guide to Dogs
By Caesar Owens
United Publishing House
May 2014
211 pages

Caesar Owens – not to be confused with Cesar Millan, the Dog Whisperer – is a professional dog trainer from South Carolina. This book is a compilation of his five books including, in order of appearance:

  • A Quick Start Guide to the Raw Dog Food Diet
  • A Quick Start Guide to Traveling with Your Dog
  • An Insider’s Guide to Solving Dog Aggression Problems
  • Dog Training: A Simple Guide on How to Train Your Canine
  • The Insider’s Guide to Proper Dog Nutrition.

Each book is presented as a chapter however they are out of sequence. Much of the information in the first chapter about raw dog food is repeated in the last chapter about dog nutrition. Likewise the chapter on training a dog should come before the chapter on solving dog aggression problems.

In the first chapter, Owens describes the raw dog food diet in depth along with the pros and cons. For anyone considering making their own homemade dog food, they will find plenty of well-researched and helpful information. The second chapter on traveling with your dog contains good, common sense advice along with valuable tips on out-of-the-ordinary travel plans with your dog. From famous dog parks to dog-friendly restaurants, hotels, and cruise lines, Owens answers any and all questions related to the dog days of vacation. He even includes a section on international travel and the most dog-friendly countries.

Because Owens is a professional dog trainer it is to be expected his emphasis is on training, and chapter four is quite thorough, albeit lacking any emphasis on the importance of exercise and developing a bond and/or relationship with your dog. In the third chapter on dog aggression, Owens describes eleven different types of dog aggression and suggests methods to solve the problem. If you’re looking for simple, useful tips on canine nutrition, travel, training, and dog aggression, The Complete Insider’s Guide to Dogs is good place to start. ~ Copyright (c) 2014 by Peggy Tibbetts


crazy bitch thumbAggression can be a sign of canine compulsive disorder …

Crazy Bitch is a great read. Not only is it an excellent look into the world of canine mental illness, but also in coping with bully behavior. Tibbetts writes in a style that draws you in, as if you’re a friend. Within a few pages, you’ll find yourself caring more than perhaps you’d like to about Venus and cheering on the author in her quest to provide her dog with the best life possible.” ~ Sue Kottwitz, Talking Dogs Blog

Crazy Bitch is one book dog lovers won’t want to put down.”

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