My wife and I rescued our lab/cattle-dog mix Jackson 6 months ago. He had been a stray. I was very hesitant to adopt a dog, because I wasn't sure how to own a dog properly. Your TV show and book showed me the basics of proper dog ownership and showed us how to get started. We had little experience, but I was determined to "do it right" so that we could have a dog that was happy, fulfilled, and a joy to have around.