This book is an excellent training tool for dog owners. He sections of the book are detailed, easy to follow, and is illustrated with actual photographs.
In the first section, the book gives suggestions on how to choose the right dog for you, including the breed and sex of the dog. Characteristics of breeds are discussed, including dominant and submissive behaviors.
The book covers early training, an essential key to a happy dog as well as a happy owner. Rewards and discipline are explained, offering common sense guidelines. Tactics for training are integral. This book makes it easy to understand.
There are tips for how and when to handle various situations, discussing giving and enforcing commands. Training devices such as collars, leashes, and crates are pictured and explained.
The book outlines indoor and outdoor training, explaining the differences in exercise and training, and suggests games to play with your dog.
Finally, the book offers sections on re-training and behavioral problems giving workable solutions. These are especially helpful when adopting an older or a rescue dog.
I obtained this book when I was a veterinary technician. I used it when I had a pet sitting/pet care business, and was involved with training many ages and types of dogs. This book is invaluable. It is common sense, accessible, and easy for all ages to use. I recommend it for both dog owners and potential dog owners.