This book has some excellent advice for those wanting to train their dog or just to offer their pet the benefits of a more understanding owner. In the past training a dog was a one-way affair, but now owners have the advantage of knowing that a little effort on their part in learning how their dogs communicate, will mean they are able to assist their dog and consider the feelings of their companion.
There are also physical considerations when we expect a dog to perform a task for us, and this book gives strong basic information on the dogs' senses, anatomy, physiology and genetic make-up. Add this to the communication information and one can expect to learn all that is necessary to give your dog the happy life he deserves.
Part two of the book concentrates on the psychology of the dog and how it reacts to behaviour from its owner and other dogs, what the collective dog psyche expects of owners and other dogs, and how fears can easily overtake the pet dog's daily life if owners are not intelligent in their training methods and expectations.
The book is very well written and although it is written in a more formal style it is far from a difficult read. Always interesting and never a bore. Highly recommended. - EP