"For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as ...
"For more than thirty years the Monks of New Skete have been among America's most trusted authorities on dog training, canine behavior, and the animal/human bond. In their two now-classic bestsellers, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY, the Monks draw on their experience as long-time breeders of German shepherds and as trainers of dogs of all breeds to provide--brilliantly distilled--the indispensable information and advice that every dog owner needs. This new edition of THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY features new photographs throughout, along with updated chapters on play, crating, adopting dogs from shelters and rescue organizations, raising dogs in an urban environment, and the latest developments in canine health and canine behavioral theory"--
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This is an excellent choice if you want to learn how to handle a German shepherd. Everything you need to know. Great advice. Amazing things I didn't know. This book was also recommended to me.
Apr 5, 2012
great book, lots if details in how to do everything with your puppy. With this book you will raise a puppy the way it should be done.
Aug 20, 2010
A well organised guide to raising a puppy by people who clearly know puppies well and lovingly. As useful for the regular breeder/buyer of puppies as it is for the first-timer, with lots of practical points and reminders, well expressed and repeated throughout the book, and avoiding soppy language and excessive emotionalism. Well done.
Jul 19, 2007
a deserved classic
This is an enormously informative and insightful book for people who want to *know* their dogs. Thorough, detailed and full of wisdom. You can't go wrong with this one. And of course it's very practical.
Jun 21, 2007
This is an excellent book with many great instructional tips for raising a puppy.
Publishers Weekly, 1991-01-25 The monks of New Skete in Cambridge, New York, dog trainers and breeders of German shepherds, here expand on their classic How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend . The excellent instruction begins with an in-depth examination of the puppies of one litter from birth through their eventual placements with new owners-- following their social and physical development, their needs, and clues to their emerging personalities. Proposing that the best way to forge a healthy dog-to-owner bond is to prevent problems before they occur, the authors soundly emphasize that a puppy begins its training ``the day it arrives home.'' They teach readers how to choose an appropriate breed and a promising puppy, and how to assume the position of ``pack'' leader from the start. Sensitive and unimpeachably humane, this handbook places equal stress on the time-consuming responsibilities of dog ownership and on its ultimate rewards. Photos. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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