Family Dog

Family Dog

Written by:

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780525944720
  • 176 Pages
  • Dutton
  • Adult


This time-proven guide by legendary trainer Richard A. Wolters offers a step-by-step method for completely training your dog, regardless of breed or age – in just sixteen weeks. Whether you’re six or sixty, you can learn to train your dog quickly and effectively – taking only minutes a day. 

In Family Dog, you’ll discover:

–How to choose the right dog for your family and lifestyle
–The fundamentals of training – from housebreaking to basic commands to teaching tricks
–The key to your dog’s healthy mental development
–The benefits of play and relaxation
–How to guide your dog through his first critical growth periods
–Talking with your dog– it’s not what you say but how you say it
–Children and dogs– learning to take responsibility
–Tips on grooming
–The best dog diet in the world
–First-aid and medical advice

And much more.

Fully illustrated with more than 200 all-new photographs that take you systematically through every phase of training, Family Dog will take the frustration out – and put the fun back in – to give you the pet you’ve always wanted. 


Praise for Richard A. Wolters and his books:

“The most popular method ever. Because it works and it’s easy!”
-Field & Stream on Family Dog

Gun Dog is one of the most valuable, probably THE most valuable, training tools the average amateur could have.”
-Sports Afield

Water Dog is a classic – definitely the place to start with your new retriever.”  
-David G. Meisner, Editor and Publisher, Gun Dog magazine

“Anyone who wants to try turning his dog into a well-mannered retriever will do well with Water Dog.”
-The New York Times

“Wolters has produced a solid book that will be of great help to anyone training his retriever to work. He is an acknowledged master in the field and an excellent instructor.”
-Dog Fancy on Game Dog