Love thy dog. Train your dog. LEARN HOW HE THINKS! You will only get out what you put in!! If you can't put the time in then don't have a dog! The dog is a social animal -if you are out all day don't have a dog! A dog has a brain and it needs exercising & stimulation as much as his body! If you remember these things you will never find a more loyal and loving friend. The dog is the best gift ever given to man and it is likely one of the most abused animals by humans.