Five years ago this book totally changed our dog's life---and ours, for the better. The book does take some study, notetaking, researching and retraining of your own attitudes and behavior, but once understood, it is the most effective and compassionate, mutual respect training system I have ever tried. It can save problem dogs. In my book, Meisterfeld is the Einstein of dog training. Now, in our travels, we often meet people struggling with problem dogs (straining-at-the-leash, inattentive, disobedient), and with their permission, after a 5-15 minute training session, they are heeling and paying attention. The owner's reactions are of amazement and disbelief and they usually call their spouses over to witness the new behavior for themselves. Meisterfeld stresses that both owners AND their dogs need to be trained. When talking to people with problem dogs, we always recommend Meisterfeld. Meisterfeld gives hope and solutions to owners of "problem" dogs (actually, untrained owners are the source of problems). Once you witness the effectiveness of his system it would be impossible to criticize his principles and logic.