The relationship between humans and dogs is age-old and has remained intact over the centuries, becoming so strong that Fido, who is rightly called Man's best friend, is considered a bona fide member of the family it happens to live with. However, this does not mean that the man-dog relationship is all that simple: a true relationship with our dog is achieved only by having the key to understanding its diversity. Besides learning to become familiar with and understanding the canine world, deciding to have a dog live under the same roof and share our house and our life entails a series of important assessments. The choice of having a dog is delicate and should never be made rashly, and this is precisely the reason why this book attempts to answers all the questions that a potential dog owner should ask before making this delicate decision. And it does so in a curious, entertaining, intriguing and rapid manner, without losing sight of the contents, which are written by an expert in animal care. How can one choose the most suitable dog? Is it better to buy or adopt a dog? What must the dog to stay in perfect form? How does it communicate with and with other canines? Why does it act in a particular way? What does becoming the 'pack leader' of puppy mean, and what are the important rules involved/entailed here? These are only some of the many subjects dealt with: because although your animal cannot talk, it asks questions and wants answers (of which there many in this book). AUTHOR: Besides his profession as a veterinarian, Piero Bianchi has been active as a freelance journalist for national periodicals and radio-TV programs and has published several handbooks and short stories. Marisa Vestita studied painting and at the same time she did internships in comics, stage design and stage-craft.