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The monks of New Skete have been breeding and training dogs at their New York monastery for more than 20 years. Their philosophy of raising dogs accentuates the essential human-canine bond, whereby owners must learn to understand a dog's instincts, needs, and behavior. Understanding a dog, the monks say, is the key to successfully training him. They first published this philosophy in their 1978 classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend. Now the monks concentrate on the first three months of a puppy's life in The Art of Raising a Puppy.
The book observes a litter of monastery puppies from birth to 12 weeks. Tender photographs and dialogue reflect these precious first few weeks of life. Even at this time, the human-canine link is vital; the monks stress the importance of gentle touch to help forge this connection. Basic puppy training techniques are explored and executed, all of which puppy owners should find easy to implement. Virtually all types of dog problems and dog training are examined in the book, always in compassionate and easily comprehensible language. The monks also look well beyond surface training techniques to analyze the roots of dogs' problems and explain how training can help. Owners are taught how to gently assert dominance over their dog, which will make for a long-lasting and fulfilling relationship. Beautiful black-and-white photographs of monastery puppies will pull at every heartstring. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The monks of New Skete in Cambridge, New York, dog trainers and breeders of German shepherds, here expand on their classic How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend . The excellent instruction begins with an in-depth examination of the puppies of one litter from birth through their eventual placements with new owners-- following their social and physical development, their needs, and clues to their emerging personalities. Proposing that the best way to forge a healthy dog-to-owner bond is to prevent problems before they occur, the authors soundly emphasize that a puppy begins its training "the day it arrives home." They teach readers how to choose an appropriate breed and a promising puppy, and how to assume the position of "pack" leader from the start. Sensitive and unimpeachably humane, this handbook places equal stress on the time-consuming responsibilities of dog ownership and on its ultimate rewards. Photos.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The first half pf the book is about breeding and selecting dogs. It's very informative but not the information I was looking for.Published 1 day ago by Velvet
This is a great, informative book for a person who is new to raising a puppy and wants to end up with an obedient dog. Read morePublished 1 day ago by CC
This has very useful info on raising pups. If you're about to get a pup and want to know a step by step for the first year, get this book. You won't regret it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by doedays68
Decent book for training if one ignores the chapters on harsh physical correction. What most impressed me is how very selective the Monks are with placing their puppies. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Simply Sarah
Really helpful for raising a puppy. Brought up a lot of good ideas that I never thought of.Published 13 days ago by Whitney
Excellent guide for owners of new puppies and rescues...lots of concrete specifics, clear instructions and setting realistic expectations,Published 19 days ago by Lyn
Every dog owner should read this; every potential dog owner especially!. I've had dogs all my life and and here all these many years later I still learned great new things!. Read morePublished 19 days ago by D. G. Word