The list author says: "Are you considering dog adoption, or have you adopted? Kudos to you! Many shelter animals didn't have the best start. These books will help you with your new family member, in ways that will build a bond between you."
"Hyperactivity ranks with barking as a top behavior reason people surrender their pets. Matching your dog choice to your lifestyle and providing exercise are the best solutions, but this book offers additional methods for teaching hyper hounds self-control."
"The world can be frightening to shelter dogs due to their social deprivation. This little gem explains the clinically proven methods of desensitizing and counter-conditioning. Works for MANY fear-based issues."
"Read this book before adopting, to find out what qualities to look for in a child-safe dog. Then read it throughout your dog's life, to learn what you can reasonably expect of both the dog and the child(ren)."