The Art of Raising a Puppy

The Art of Raising a Puppy

4.2 79
by The Monks of New Skete
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The Monks of New Skete THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY The authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend now tell you everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge, and practicing basic…  See more details below

Overview

The Monks of New Skete THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY The authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend now tell you everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge, and practicing basic obedience exercises, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, compassionate guidelines for raising a puppy. Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train their own beautiful dogs, and dogs of any breed, according to a unique program based on understanding canine behavior and enhancing the bond between dog and owner. This communion begins in puppyhood and is based on deep respect and affection. Improper care, poor training, or a lack of attention during the early months can lead to problem behaviors that become increasingly difficult to alter as your dog matures. By learning to gently assert your dominance from the start, you'll build a lasting and loving relationship with your pup. This complete guide, illustrated with more than eighty black-and-white photographs, explains the stages of puppy development, how to communicate with your pup, how to begin a complete training program, and how to deal with common problems like chewing, jumping up, and paper-training. The kind of fulfillment a solid relationship with your pup can bring is demonstrated in the stories of three dogs who have assumed special places in their owners lives. The Art of Raising a Puppy is an essential source of wisdom, information, and inspiration for anyone who loves and cares for a puppy. As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than twenty years. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316182683
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
06/29/2011
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
49,514
File size:
13 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.

Related Subjects

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

The Art of Raising a Puppy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 76 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I just purchased our first puppy; a yellow lab. The breeder recommended this book to us and we quickly went to the bookstore and purchased it in preparation of our new puppy. What an exceptional and informational read. Although the monks train German Shepards the principles used can be applied to any breed of animal. The book is very easy to read, goes into detail about the birth of the puppies, how the mom reacts and intuitively knows what to do, and then proceeds to discuss the life stages the puppies go through as they grow and mature. It talks about training methods and how essential it is to start working on the role you¿ll play in the puppies life immediately. I recommend this book to anyone that will be brining a new puppy home!!!
All_around_dog More than 1 year ago
The Art of Raising a Puppy and Richard Wolters' Water Dog (or Gun Dog or Family Dog) are all you need to raise a happy, healthy, well-trained dog for your family. The Art teaches you the basics of prepping your house, choosing a dog, early puppy life and how the two of you will get along. Its about relationships, and you will probably learn as much about yourself as your puppy with this book (the Monks' book "How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend" addresses issue you may encounter later in your dog's life and is excellent as well). Wolters' books, likewise, are the simplest, most effective way to teach sit-stay-come-heel. Once you and the puppy have those four commands down, its smooth sailing with your dog for many years. Wolters is funny, smart and aware that you only have 10-15 minutes twice a day for training. You don't need to be a hunter to use these books, but dogs love the straightforward drills and skills Wolters teaches in addition to the basic commands. Go get'em and enjoy life with your puppy.
MarionNY More than 1 year ago
this book was recommended to me by the breeder of my new dog. it is an excellent book and has much of Cesar Millan's pack leader type information in it. Stuff i was completely unaware of until just recently, and so important in the first 8 mos of a puppy's life...not allowing them to become the dominant creature in the household, and not petting them when they're doing something you wouldn't want the adult dog this puppy will become to do (jumping on you, pulling on the leash...stuff that's cute when the puppy does it but annoying when the 90 lb Lab is jumping on your guests)
Guest More than 1 year ago
My once problematic chocolate lab is now a wonderful dog thanks to this book. I followed this book to the letter and it made all the difference in the world. The methods are very gentle. The begining is a little slow. I was at my wits end and this really helped.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent advice for all around dog training. It's better for more than just training puppies! We used this on a rescue dog that was scared of my husband because a previous male owner had abused her. She would get scared and litter in the house rather than outside, and after reading the tips in this book and a little creative tweaking to fit our situation, it proved a most EXCELLENT resource to turn her into an AMAZING AMAZING dog!!! :)
GeorgeBF More than 1 year ago
The Monks do such a wonderful job of teaching you how to raise your new puppy so that it a nice, well behaved dog who is pleasant to be around. It should be given to every person who wants to have a puppy. Puppy psychology and how the important stages....week by week....are so important for a new owner....I have sled dogs...30 of them....and I have used this for everyone of the puppies that I have raised. Every dog is a great companion, good on the trail, good in the house.... Thank you Monks of New Skete.....
JoanieGranola More than 1 year ago
I saw the Monks of New Skete in the early 2000s on the Discovery Channel. I enjoyed the show and was delighted when I saw that they had published books on dog training. They provide very sound advice in raising and training your puppy. I bought both this book as well as "How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend" as I thought Divine Canine didn't provide as much training information as I'd have liked. The best thing about this book (aside from the training advice) is that the Monks tell you about how puppies grow and the critical stages of their lives. This is great information if you're considering adopting a puppy as opposed to getting one from a reputable breeder at 8 weeks of age. It allows you to consider what critical stages you've missed and how much work you'll have ahead of you. There are also "tests" that the Monks describe in how to choose a puppy that's right for you.
ScampersMom More than 1 year ago
Don't waste your money on any puppy/dog training book other than those by the Monks of New Skete! I purchased this and a few other books on dog training when I bought my first dog (a pure-bred male papillon) five years ago, and by far, found this one to have the most information and easy-to-follow guildelines of any. I can't tell you how often we hear the comment, "what a well behaved dog!". I/my family am currently training our four-month, female Pom/Chi using these same techniques. Having been warned by the vet that since she's female, and a small-breed dog, she will try to be dominate, I'm proud to say that she is showing him the respect he deserves. (There is a section in the book for introducing new puppies to other members of the family.) We've had her about six weeks and we immediately took to heart the advice of the Monks to begin training her the moment she came home. She is too young yet for training classes (which I think are invaluable and recommend everyone get) since she hasn't had all her booster shots (vet requirement & I agree), but already is crate trained, knows how to walk on a leash, sit, lay down, and house-training is going much better this time around. One of the things you'll learn is how dogs think, and how to begin making puppy a healthy, happy, and well-behaved part of your life and home. Especially helpful is the section that asks you to perform certain "tests" to determine the puppy's personality, and highlight any areas in training that might become a challenge. Invaluable. Good luck with training your pup to be a well-behaved part of your life and home!
DShands More than 1 year ago
I HIGHLY recommend this. This copy is for my 8 year old who is training our new puppy. The reading is quite dry for an 8 year old, but we're taking it a section at a time & it's making a HUGE (positive) difference in their relationship! :) This is my 3rd copy of this book, though I've bought several more for gifts. This is THE way, in my opinion, to train dogs -- and, no it doesn't just work for German Shephards. No nonsense, no corporal punishment -- very loving but firm training for BOTH the dog and the owner. As we all know, an unruly dog is usually more a reflection on the OWNER than the actual dog's temperament. Not only do the Monks explain what to expect from your dog, they also explain WHY the dog reacts the way it does (instincts) AND why their way of training, in each situation, works.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Art Of Raising A Puppy, by the New Skete Monks, is a great book. A book with many pictures to help guide you along, it packs you with everything that you need to know about raising a puppy. The authors, who breed German Shepard puppies, explain everything to you from how to quickly house break your puppy quikly to how to crate train your puppy. The book also gives you inforomtion about when's an why's, like on when you can let your puppy inretact wih other dogs, and much more! This book is nessesary for the soon-to-be owners of puppies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading if you are thinking of getting a puppy or older dog. All their books are worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is, hands-down, the best book on puppy training there is. I read zillions of them for the past 10 years because I wasn't yet in a position to get my first dog. Finally, I was! My husband and I got a little Australian cattle dog mix 4 weeks ago and, because of this book's training methods, people stop and exclaim over how well behaved our puppy is. It's been a relatively painless training process too. Puppies will be puppies, of course, but it's far easier to impart good habits to them early on than it is to wait till they're 6 mo. or older when you'd have to correct bad habits. Watch The Dog Whisperer and read this book, and training up a well balanced, happy puppy is no sweat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book packed full of helpful information! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with a new puppy or looking to get a puppy. It will help you know how to choose the right dog and how to prepare your home and family for the new addition.
TrustMeWhenIReview More than 1 year ago
This is such an unbelievable puppy raising book. I recommend this to anyone who is thinking of raising a puppy and doesn't know how. This book talks about from the ride home to so much more. This is pretty much the only book you'l need to raise a puppy. Don't even bother getting other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next to "How to be your dog's best friend" from the same monks, this is the best reference guide for raising a puppy.