The Art of Raising a Puppy

The Art of Raising a Puppy by The Monks of New Skete 0316578398 9780316578394
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The monks of New Skete have been breeding and training dogs at their New Yorkmonastery for more than 20 years. Their philosophy of raising dogs accentuatesthe essential human-canine bond, whereby owners must learn to understand a dogsinstincts, needs, and behavior. Understanding a dog, the monks say, is the keyto successfully training him. They first published this philosophy in their 1978classic guide How to Be YourDogs Best Friend. Now the monks concentrate on the first three months ofa puppys life in The Art of Raising a Puppy.The book observes a litter of monastery puppies from birth to 12 weeks. Tenderphotographs and dialogue reflect these precious first few weeks of life. Even atthis time, the human-canine link is vital; the monks stress the importance ofgentle touch to help forge this connection. Basic puppy training techniques areexplored 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 lookwell beyond surface training techniques to analyze the roots of dogs problemsand explain how training can help. Owners are taught how to gently assertdominance over their dog, which will make for a long-lasting and fulfillingrelationship.Beautiful black-and-white photographs of monastery puppies will pull at everyheartstring.

Author: The Monks of New Skete

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 274

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Publication Date: 1991-03-20

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