The Art of Raising a Puppy

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The Art of Raising a Puppy

The monks of New Skete, authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend, now apply their highly successful training methods to the crucial first months of a puppy’s life. 50 photographs.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 mo

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  1. T. Untulis says:
    375 of 380 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Perfect for the amateur who wants a friend & companion, February 10, 2000
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    T. Untulis (St Petersburg) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    My husband agreed to a Dalmation for my wedding present in spite of all the misgivings he had about the breed. I purchased many books on dog training to ensure that our dog would be a welcome member of the household all its years. In each of them, I felt that there were holes in the philosophy, problem solving that might cause injury to my dog. I wanted a well thought out, cohesive plan that addressed daily training, submission, and problem behaviour within a philosophical framework. This was the book that became our bible. It was sane, safe for both the dog & us, and it showed immediate results. We got our puppy at 8 weeks, by 12 weeks she would sit, lie down and stay on command for up to 15 minutes whether we were in sight or not. The techniques in the book were so effective that we were able to implement them easily, with just a little time set aside every day. When we began puppy classes at 6 mos., we were immediately promoted to the advanced obedience class and worked with dogs that were showing successfully in obedience with two of the top trainers. They owned and showed the #1 and #2 obedience dogs in the country. Our dog is now 7 yrs old, because of how good she is, we can take her everywhere. She is welcome at our friends, neighborhood children come to play with her, there are even restaurants that insist she come in. Our dog owes the fact that her life is full and happy to this book. She has never had to be tied up, left behind or locked in a room. The quality of her life is so much better,because these monks shared their knowledge in this book. People always ask how we trained her, we go to your website, print out the page and give it to them, because we do not want them to think any training book will do. Ideally, people would read this book before choosing a puppy and then be completely prepared for the sustained effort needed in raising and training a dog.

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  2. calz@dorsai.org says:
    161 of 167 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An excellent guide for new buyers, trainers, & breeders!, July 28, 1999
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    calz@dorsai.org (Staten Island, New York, USA) –

    The breeder we bought our german shepherd puppy from recommended this book to us. I am amazed at the work the Monks of New Skete are doing for the german shepherd breed. My hope is that all breeders would use the New Skete method with their litters. If this were done, then maybe so-called “dangerous breeds” would lose their bad rap. Surely there would be less dogs in animal shelters and pet shops.

    I can not stress enough the importance of early human socialization, and the Monks of New Skete seem to agree. If you are planning on breeding a litter, I urge you to pick up this book an heed the authors advice.

    This book also stresses humane training methods, and the importance of positive reinforcement. Using this method has helped with my dominant GSD pup. Constant scolding will get you nowhere. A quick pop on the lead when bad and copious amounts of praise when good makes training a happy occasion for both dog and master.

    I would recommend the three tape training set “Raising Your Dog With The Monks of New Skete” along with this book. The tapes show the New Skete method from the puppy birth, to training the adult dog, and brings the information together nicely.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    75 of 76 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Helped us immensely, February 1, 2000
    By A Customer

    My husband and I are new to “puppyhood” and wanted some help. I did some research and was swayed by the reviews of the New Skete Monks’ book. I am very glad I purchased this book. It offered us insight into dog behavior, specifically in regards to living in a pack. We have had our Shepherd/Chow mix puppy for one month and she is wonderful. She’s 10-12 weeks old (we’re not sure) and can sit, lay and roll over on command. We just got her an eight week old playmate on 1-29-00 who is also a Shepherd mix of some kind. We are implementing the techniques we learned from The Art of Raising A Puppy with her as well. I was very nervous about the Chow in our first dog since I was attacked by my brother’s 12 years ago. However, the info on the owner establishing yourself as pack leader was indispensable. I feel more confident in training our dogs and am less fearful of their aggressive behavior when it occurs. I am now going to purchase the New Skete Monks book on How to be Your Dog’s Best Friend. Highly recommend this book.

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