I found this book by accident 8 years ago in Alaska, just before getting my first Lab. After following his adivce to the letter and working hard with the dog for months, I have had an incredible friend and faithful companion ever since (a little trite perhaps, but very true!). It was almost uncanny to see the dog respond almost exactly as Wolters describes, and develop into an excellent dog. For years, neighbors and friends have remarked about how well behaved 'Yukon' is - perhaps the best compliment a dog owner could hear. When one of my friends told me that he was getting a new retreiver puppy in a few weeks, I immediately thought that the best favor I could do him and his puppy was to get them a copy of this classic (and perhaps one for myself also!).