Here is everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practicalities of every phase of caring for your puppy, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, sympathetic, and intelligent guidelines. This complete guide is a source of wisdom and inspiration for anyone genuinely committed to building a loving and lasting relationship with their dog.
More important, you'll discover a unique approach to puppy training based on a deep respect and understanding of canine behavior.
The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training German shepherds for more than 25 years, and their extraordinary grasp of every facet of puppy behavior has gained them worldwide attention. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.
©1991 The Monks of New Skete; (P)1998 ©2006 HighBridge Company
As a dog trainer I see the benifit for any future dog owner in this audio book. Most of the question I get from my hanlders (owners) is after the fact... Why is my dog so active, why is my dog still urinating in the house... Bla bla bla...
This is the most useful book I've read on puppys! I think I will introduce a pre-puppy course for my classes. I really do not beleive to have owners put their dog down because their dog are to active or destroy the house. Future dog handlers (owners) should look at their needs before getting into trouble, and this book covers it all. I really do not any monks but these guys are great... Excellent and very good reading (listening). I can not say enough!!!
I have had dogs my whole life. My family bred, raised, and showed dogs for competition and I thought I knew just about everything about raising a dog. Having read this book I realized how much I still needed to learn. My wife and I rescued an emotional troubled dog, but I read this book (twice) and use the techniques to train our dog. She is now universally loved by everyone who meets her and will sit, lie down, bark, and high-five on command. She is great with children and we couldn't imagine life without her. If you are getting a dog, READ THIS BOOK, before you buy your dog, and then again when you train your dog, and you will develop a happy and healthy relationship with your dog too.
Dianne in Canada
I read the Monks other book about dog training. It was pretty much duplicate information except this one focuses on getting a puppy but is very general. I think this book is good for people who are considering getting a dog. It would be very good reading for them because there are way too many people who are either to cheap or too lazy to properly train their dogs, even in the basic ways. If you are one of those people who things your pup or dog doesn't need training you should read this book. And if you are one of those people who pull your dog around and have no control over him....you are the one who has the problem and need to read this book.
Tangential, eclectic, avid listener... favorite book is the one currently in ear.
The Monks breed German Shepherds preparing them for a variety of roles. The audio is abridged and doesn't have the darling shepherd puppy pictures. However, it is a great listen with many practical ideas and practices the New Skete Monks use with their dogs. I was a little over-excited about my new puppy coming. Purchased four books and three audio books. Glad to have this in my library and will listen again.
This is a good reference work, which is probably better in hard copy. I picked up the audio version for convenience, but would advise getting a printed copy.
How to be your dogs best friend.
To refresh some of the basic concepts that the book recomends.
How to raise the perfect dog by Cesar Millan.
Practical books like this one should come with a pdf of the basic diagrams of the chapters.
jack of trades; expert of none
A very good primer for raising a puppy properly. The monks cover every aspect of puppy rearing, from proper feeding, through training to hygiene and grooming. It corrected many concepts for training learned "on the street" and provided many new ways to think about dog training. I'm really glad I read it before we got too far into training this puppy.
We are expecting a new puppy is a couple of weeks and while we have always had dogs; it has been 12 years since we had a puppy. Great thoughts on the right way and the wrong way to train the new family member. Patience and repetition with lots of praise...
Patience and praise will make a good companion.
Easy to listen to and very informative. Would highly recommend to new dog owners. We are now ready to bring our new puppy home.
I've been training adult dogs for years now for rescue but I'm getting my first puppy in over 20 years and I want to do it right. Heard about this book from a friend so I got it. Lots of great stuff and things I wouldn't have thought about when training a puppy.
I picked up quite a few ideas from this discourse☺ So much rang true with my experience. Thank you Refreshing too the spiritual context. Thanks.
"Helpful, practical, compassionate, effective"
I found this book very helpful. The strategies were clearly explained with reasons for them, consequences of not following them and detailed descriptions of how to carry out strategies for a wide variety of situations that commonly come up with puppies. I have had three dogs from 1 year up but never from new born so I was very keen to hear insights in this area and I was not disappointed. Would highly recommend.
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