How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

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The Monks of New Skete are known for their unique approach to raising and training dogs; they maintain the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.

In How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend, the monks build upon the basic puppy training covered in their book The Art of Raising a Puppy to tell you everything you need to know to care for your dog. From how to select a dog to fit your ...
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Overview

The Monks of New Skete are known for their unique approach to raising and training dogs; they maintain the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.

In How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend, the monks build upon the basic puppy training covered in their book The Art of Raising a Puppy to tell you everything you need to know to care for your dog. From how to select a dog to fit your lifestyle, how to read a pedigree, how and when to train, how to properly use praise and discipline, and how to feed and care for dogs, the monks offer clear guidelines to improving communication with your canine.

Filled with the wisdom, compassion, and caring that the brothers are known for, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend helps you better understand your dog, which can lead to a deepened bond with your pet.
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As well-known breeders of German shepherds, these monks (The Art of Raising a Puppy) have developed excellent insight into some of the best ways to train, manage, and enjoy life with your dog. The tapes begin by offering basic information on the dog as a pack animal and on how to select a puppy and find training help. They then progress through housebreaking, a variety of training procedures, and situational considerations. Social behaviors, problems such as chewing and digging, and suggested solutions are discussed. Not every technique is appropriate for every dog. The monks essentially acknowledge that there are definite breed differences in training herding dogs vs. terriers vs. toys, etc., but that disclaimer may be missed by some listeners. While "one size does not fit all" in terms of training or lifestyle, their advice is generally very sound. Their approach is firm but compassionate. Michael Wager sounds like a sage, older man who is very familiar with and confident in his advice. A very good value and highly recommended for public, school, and college libraries.--Carolyn Alexander, Brigadoon Lib., Salinas, CA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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  • ISBN-13: 9781565113374
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Abridged, 3 Cassettes
  • Pages: 1
  • Product dimensions: 4.44 (w) x 7.12 (h) x 1.41 (d)

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The MONKS OF NEW SKETE have been involved in every facet of dog care for over twenty-five years: breeding and raising German Shepherd dogs, training dogs of all breeds, and counseling dog owners on the many aspects of life with their dogs. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.

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