The days when dogs ran without leashes and ate table scraps are long gone. Most pups today eat in the kitchen, play in the living room, and sleep in humans’ beds at night. Along with these changes come higher expectations for dogs’ behavior in order to ensure order, safety, and years of fun. Veterinarian and writer Quixi Sonntag teaches readers how to handle the modern needs of their dogs. Focusing on the psychological effects of breed development and conditioning, Sonntag stresses the importance of regular training and offers step-by-step exercises that range from basic to challenging for owners and their dogs to do together. This is the ideal book for dog owners who want their dogs to be happy, healthy family members.