A good book for the average dog owner, rather than for the specialist. On the theory that a dog has not intelligence, the author shows that instinct, habit, training and experience properly handled can make a well-mannered dog, and that the mental exercise of training is as good for a dog as the physical exercise, sometimes impossible to provide. Includes hints on buying a puppy, feeding, ailments and breading. The training goes from elementary necessities to advanced, and on to show work. Not based on a system of rewards. A ""no nonsense angle"" book.