"The Total Dog Manual has been written to help you find a dog to share your life and home with, and to help you have the best possible relationship with your dog throughout their life. Written in four sections - Section one - Basics covers 'finding your new bestfriend', environment and costings; Section two - Behaviour: why do dogs jump so much? why is my dog constantly chasing its tail? Find these answers and so much more to understand how to communicate more effectively with your pets; Section three - Training: tired of your dog slobbering on your face? trying to minimize mouthing? Look no further for the instructions and top tips on curbing bad habits, and how to deal with the challenges of introducing a puppy or adult dog to a new home and family; and Section four - Care: is his fur a tangled mess? what kind of collar tag should you get? what do you do during a thunderstorm or with an elderly animal? Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe and happy, including tips on security, holidays and travel, and moving homes. Each section is broken down into an easy to follow format with step-by step training methods of advice, tips and information. Profusely illustrated with photographs, this is an essential how-to select, build a relationship, train and live with your new dog. The definitive resource for dog owners - everything from how to choose and understand your dogs through to training and caring. Easy-to follow format with step-by-step training methods. Profusely illustrated throughout. Author is an acknowledged authority on dog training. Invaluable handbook for anyone who is considering a new puppy, or rescuing and adopting a dog."