This book is a good source of essential information for ownership and training of your dog.
Most of the advice contained in training books conforms to a common ideology. Trainers who write these books are giving you the knowledge of their experiences. In doing so, they forget that most people who own dogs do not intend to exhibit them. The typical dog owner only wants to have a dog that will come when called and have some manners that would make it acceptable to friends, family, and the general public.
In this book, you will find that I have tried to create a guide for the general dog owner. It is not intended to create a show dog or an award-winning dog, but to give you the groundwork to a well-behaved dog, if that is your desire. This book is intended to help in choosing your dog, understanding your dog, training your dog in basic obedience, and accomplishing some of the general skills that are needed to be a successful dog owner. Dogs are living, loving creatures that make every effort to understand humans and try to please us by fitting into our pack. If you want to establish a satisfying bond between you and your dog, you have to make an effort to understand your dog. This book will help you.
"The Abney Method to Owning A Dog" by Don Abney, AuthorHouse