This book would not have been possible without the support of my husband, Bradford J. Wood, M.D. Brad provided me with a never-ending supply of patience and emotional and financial support. In spite of having very limited free time because of his work as a family physician, he gave it up without complaint to take the photographs for the book. He is truly "the wind beneath my wings."

A special thank you must go to my good friend, Nancy Heckman. She proofread the entire first manuscript and the parts I rewrote for this book. When I needed to talk about my writing, Nancy patiently listened on our many dog walks together. Our dog walks keep me sane!

Because I wanted a variety of dogs in the pictures for this book, I had to ask for the help of many friends to pose for them. I want to thank all of them and their cooperative dogs for their time and patience. I especially want to thank the members of the Carlisle Dog Club, who were all very supportive. I also want to thank all of my students and their dogs from whom I have learned what I shared with you in this book.

As I have worked on the changes for this Making Friends, my beautiful, faithful Irish Setter, Kyra, has always been lying right beside my chair. Now, that's a friend.

Making Friends could not have been written without the help of many friends, both canine and human. Thank you to all of them!

It's best to begin training when your puppy is 9 to 12 weeks old.


A good relationship with your dog is based on understanding and positive training.
How To Housetrain Any Dog

How To Housetrain Any Dog

Fundamentals of Dog and Puppy Training. Although dogs shouldn't be attributed with having human characteristics, they are intelligent enough to be able to understand the concept of, and execute, certain actions that their owners require of them - if these actions are asked in a way that dogs find rewarding.

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