I may be slightly biased because several of my contributions are published within, but I was very pleasantly surprised when my copy of the book arrived. I wasn't really sure what to expect, and feared that the book might end up as a sort of random hodge-podge. To my delight, I really like the fact that this book contains 1001 short tidbits of information that are organized into a little encyclopedia of useful categories. Not only do we not lose value from the tinyness of the tidbits, but rather, they combine into a useful grouping of different (and often similar) perspectives on a given topic. This wouldn't substitute for a comprehensive 101 book for a brand new dog owner, but it's terrific supplemental reading and would be ideal for dog owners who are never, ever going to sit down and read a comprehensive 101 book. Because of the contributory nature of this book, it captures some of the most important gems of dog owning and training without wasting a chapter or three in the process. The most important gems are covered more than once by different trainers, and that serves to 1) emphasize their importance, and 2) provide different presentation for the same concept, each of which might reach a different person more effectively. As a trainer, it also has value to me as I've enjoyed scanning through the book for new ideas or perspectives on (to me) old topics, and this is a book I'm likely to keep handy if I'm looking for inspiration on a way to handle fireworks phobia or to come up with different wording to describe proper use of a leash to a client.
Separate from the content, I'm very happy with the production value. Photos and color are used attractively throughout, and I like the feel of the paper stock that is used for the cover and the pages.