The responsibility that dog owning entails is faced in this thoroughgoing coverage. Here is definite guidance on training for manners and obedience, the proper ways of raising a dog in the city and outside urban areas, the legal and liability issues, and all points of grooming. There's section on problem dog-another on aging dogs. There is advice on selecting a dog. And the balance deals with nutrition, diseases and ailments, sanitation, first aid, breeding and whelping. A good one volume household companion for dog-owning families.