Making the family dog your family's best friend is the premise of Ernie Smith's Warm Hearts and Cold Noses. He feels your dog should be well-trained but lovable since obedience and enjoyment go hand in hand. With his methods, owners and their dogs share mutual respect and good times. Practical solutions are given for the many problems dogs and their owners face: feeding, housebreaking and leash training are some of the subjects covered in detail. There are also chapters on health, temperament, heredity and environment.