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America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive foundational guide for dog owners.

No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog, the training is unlikely to be optimally successful unless it is predicated on an understanding of the dog's true nature. Dogs need food, water, exercise and play, rest, veterinary care - the basics. But since dogs naturally want to be led, they also need focused and compassionate guidance.

Through abundant stories and case studies, the authors reveal how canine nature manifests itself in various behaviors, some potentially disruptive to domestic accord, and show how in addressing these behaviors you can strengthen the bond with your dog as well as keep the peace.

The promise of this book is that, especially in an ever-accelerating world filled with digital distractions, you can learn from your dog's example how to live in the moment, thereby enriching your life immeasurably.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 The Monks of New Skete (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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  • Anke Smith
  • Fort Worth, TX United States
  • 01-15-18

Best insight about dogs for me.

I adore the Monks and have read all their books. This one was as enlightening as all of them.

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very helpful

Very helpful for people wanting to know more about spending a life with your dog. I liked how the the author narrated his own book. it makes it more personable.

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ideas work

We've begun to implement some of the ideas in this book and have seen positive reactions in our dogs. The bottom line is that these gentle methods work.

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good

very good book as a professional trainer myself I see very few books I would recommend this is one of them

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Excellent book

I really enjoyed this book. I always learn a lot from books by these trainers.

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