This article is from the Publications about dogs FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.
Monks of New Skete, The. _How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend_. Little
Brown & Co., 1978.
A monastary in upstate New York breeds, raises, and trains
German Shepherd Dogs. On the basis of their considerable
experience, they offer troubleshooting guides, discuss
discipline, environmental restrictions, basic and puppy
training, and much more. Extensive bibliography. The emphasis
is on understanding the dog in order to communicate with it or
to solve problem behavior. An excellent, well written classic.
Spadafori, Gina. _Dogs for Dummies_, IDG Books, 1996.
IDE Press branches out from their well known computer help
books to present this one on dog care. It's an excellent book,
and has moved up quite high on my list of recommended books
especially for first time dog owners. But there's something for
everyone here. Take a look! And I'm _not_ saying this just
because she had nice things to say about my website...