An obedient dog is a happy dog in a happy family environment. The new edition of this instructive book gives dog owners insights into the canine mind, explains the various reasons why a dog is likely to misbehave, and describes humane and effective methods to correct bad behavior. Problems discussed include aggressive behavior toward visitors and strangers, jealousy of new babies arriving in a family, excessive barking, destruction of household objects, resistance to housebreaking, pulling on the leash, eating problems, and many others. The author also presents a chart listing 28 common breeds, with suggestions for physical exercise, capsule descriptions of temperament, and the type of owner the animal is best suited to—beginners, experienced handlers, or experts. The book is filled with color photos and drawings, as well as informative sidebars.