This book is about animal and human relationships and what people and puppies can learn from those relationships. No special equipment is required. Your hands and commitment to teaching the puppy to think is all that is needed. The book is illustrated and has pictures demonstrating technique that works. The Gates Method is based upon 35 years of veterinary practice, observations and identifying what works when training the new puppy to calm down and think. This is a must-have, illustrated manual for all new puppy parents.