Forge a successful relationship with "man's best friend." Profiles of 50 popular breeds will help you choose the right dog for your way of life. Prepare your home by buying the right equipment, including a sleeping place, collars and leashes, and grooming supplies. Ensure that all puppy hazards are removed, and choose the professionals, such as vets and groomers, who will help you care for your pet. Introduce your puppy to your home and family, and then get ready to housebreak it. All aspects of puppy care are discussed, including diet, exercise, grooming, and dental and nail care. The importance of socialization, training methods, behavioral changes, the question of neutering, and health care are all fully discussed.