Let expert dog trainer Joel Silverman spell out a game plan for you to use to train your adopted or rescued dog. He wants to lay a foundation of understanding you can use to build the best possible relationship with your dog. Here he provides information on: *Where to adopt *Guidelines for adoption success *Housebreaking and problem solving *What to expect when you bring your new pup home (and long after) *Ways to modify undesirable behavior *And much more! Except for young puppies, every adopted dog has some baggage. That baggage can affect how an adopted dog responds to his new owners and to any training. The old rules don't always apply to adopted dogs, whose training and past behaviors may be a complete mystery. Here Silverman acknowledges the special needs of these dogs and covers the training methods that really work for rescue dogs that hail from animal shelters, breed rescue programs, and humane societies.