Dog parents are always interested in training their dog, especially for German Shepherd, a very smart breed. READ NOW my honest review of The Best German Shepherd Handbook (by Michael Tapscott) to see if this book is worth purchasing.
German Shepherd Handbook by Michael Tapscott Introduction
The good thing about this book of course is that Michael Tapscott has owned several German Shepherds himself. This should be a minimum requirement for any authority on the subject.
In this book he interviews breeders, some of the most respected importers the world over. He also talks to vets and professional dog trainers. This is a very broad spectrum of experts and the quality of the references really stood out for us.
Our Comprehensive Rating
Overall Assessment - 4.5/5
We found this book to have everything we would like to see for GSD care and training. Each section was well written and at the end of the book, we couldn't think of anything essential Michael Tapscott had left out.
Readability - 4.5/5
It was easy to read with each section made clear with nothing being too challenging to learn, yet very helpful.
Useful Knowledge - 4/5
We have witnessed the knowledge being passed onto a GSD by a customer who has read the book and the proof was there to be seen. A well behaved dog with a very knowledgeable owner.
Reliability of Information - 5/5
Having studied GSD and read numerous articles as well, we can safely say that the reliability of the information stands up well. It has all the key information you would expect to find from an expert in the breed.
It actually goes beyond our expectations. Despite having a lot of interactions with this breed and knowing a lot about them, there were still plenty of sections that had new ideas and things we hadn't thought of.
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We have to say that we agree with the above reviews. It is an in depth and easy to read guide that leaves no stone unturned. Whether you require a bit of an extra hand or a complete overhaul of your training, The Best German Shepherd Handbook by Michael Tapscott has it all and more.
"Specific training, tailored for a special dog!"