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How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 0759524386
Release 2001-05-15
Pages 202
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For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.



How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 0316136131
Release 2014-05-10
Pages 253
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For nearly a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This new, expanded edition, with a fresh new design and new photographs throughout, preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners - and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over three decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. The importance of honest and effective communication with your dog is underscored throughout this guide, especially in the practical training exercises: a detailed, comprehensive, fully illustrated obedience course through which the monks lead you (and your dog) step-by-step. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed' male' female' puppy or older dog') to fit your lifestyle Where to get - and where not to get - a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy - when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In this new edition, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been expanded to encompass the latest equipment (e.g., retractable leashes, "invisible" fences); new trends in training and care (doggy day care, professional dog walkers, etc.); and dozens of new anecdotes and case studies, d.



How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend

How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 9780759524385
Release 2001-05-15
Pages 300
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For more than a quarter century, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog-training books have been measured. This expanded edition preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up-to-date. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners--and, of course, for their canine best friends. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. Their unique approach to canine training, developed and refined over four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog. How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, including: Selecting a dog (what breed? male? female? puppy or older dog?) to fit your lifestyle Where to get--and where not to get--a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy--when, where, and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding, grooming, and ensuring your dog's physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live - in the city, country, or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.



Let Dogs Be Dogs

Let Dogs Be Dogs Author The Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 9780316387927
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 288
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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.



The Art of Raising a Puppy

The Art of Raising a Puppy Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 9780759524378
Release 2001-05-15
Pages 274
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The Monks of New Skete THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY The authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend now tell you everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge, and practicing basic obedience exercises, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, compassionate guidelines for raising a puppy. Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train their own beautiful dogs, and dogs of any breed, according to a unique program based on understanding canine behavior and enhancing the bond between dog and owner. This communion begins in puppyhood and is based on deep respect and affection. Improper care, poor training, or a lack of attention during the early months can lead to problem behaviors that become increasingly difficult to alter as your dog matures. By learning to gently assert your dominance from the start, you'll build a lasting and loving relationship with your pup. This complete guide, illustrated with more than eighty black-and-white photographs, explains the stages of puppy development, how to communicate with your pup, how to begin a complete training program, and how to deal with common problems like chewing, jumping up, and paper-training. The kind of fulfillment a solid relationship with your pup can bring is demonstrated in the stories of three dogs who have assumed special places in their owners lives. The Art of Raising a Puppy is an essential source of wisdom, information, and inspiration for anyone who loves and cares for a puppy. As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than twenty years. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.



Dogs Devotion

Dogs   Devotion Author the Monks of new skete
ISBN-10 1401322964
Release 2009-11-03
Pages 96
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Perhaps one of the reasons we are so devoted to our dogs is that they help us become who we're supposed to be. "How easy to get lost in a dog's eyes!" write the Monks of New Skete in this new book celebrating our lives with our dogs. Far from getting lost, though, you might very well find what really matters most to you as you read through these soul-stirring meditations and enjoy the heartwarming photographs of dogs doing what they do best--being themselves.



Training the Best Dog Ever

Training the Best Dog Ever Author Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz
ISBN-10 9780761168850
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Presents a five week training program for both puppies and adult dogs that uses positive reinforcement and no-fail techniques to teach potty training, bathing and grooming acceptance, and friendliness with strangers.



Good Owners Great Dogs

Good Owners  Great Dogs Author Brian Kilcommons
ISBN-10 0446675385
Release 1999-09-01
Pages 288
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Instead of Going Out of Your Mind, Get into His. The only American to study and work with the renowned Barbara Woodhouse, Brian Kilcommons solves all those "bad dog" problems that drive owners crazy-and shows you how to raise a puppy into a happy, perfectly behaved dog. The trick is to understand how dogs think, read their body language, and, with the secrets Kilcommons shares in this book, be "fun, fair, and firm." A dog-training guide that gives you immediate results even with an adult dog, this manual trains you, as it gives owners everything they need and everything dogs need to become... Good Owners, Great Dogs Includes specific tips on how to: * housebreak both puppies and adult dogs * teach your dog to come to you regardless of what he's doing * end annoying habits like jumping, food stealing, and barking * prevent aggression and, in many cases, stop it after it has become a problem * use games to teach your dog to obey ...and much more.



Bless the Dogs

Bless the Dogs Author The Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 9781455555109
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 96
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This treasure of a book from bestselling authors The Monks of New Skete, features meditations from their book I & Dog, along with new meditations and stunning new photography. It's a delightful celebration in words and pictures of the special relationship we have with our dogs. With beautiful 4-color photography and meditations from the Monks, the message is simple, subtle, and sublime--resonating on every page, in every contemplative passage, and every soul-filling image. Enjoy every moment, page by page, and appreciate anew the marvelous, mysterious, heeling and hope-filled partnership between dogs and humans as it shines in BLESS THE DOG. The lessons are delivered with a gentle touch; "Dogs make us believe we can actually be as they see us." But they also do not hesitate to show just how important the possibility is: "Listen carefully to your life and you'll find that good companionship with a dog touches the broader issues of our relationship with all creation and the Creator."



Divine Canine

Divine Canine Author the Monks of new skete
ISBN-10 1401309259
Release 2007-09-18
Pages 256
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Bring out the divine in your canine! Obedient, devoted, and happy -- that's what we all want our dogs to be. Let Brother Christopher and the Monks of New Skete show you how to get there through the stories of sixteen unruly dogs who came to them with more than a few lessons to learn. In this engaging and informative companion book to the hit Animal Planet series, the Monks of New Skete, renowned masters in the art of raising and training dogs, demonstrate tried and true techniques for influencing animal behavior, showing how a caring attitude and honest communication can turn any dog into a divine canine. Featuring: The Monks Way: inspiring insights into the special New Skete training methodsTips on tackling problems: dominance, aggression, separation anxiety, and more"What if" guides when things dont go as plannedGlossary of key training techniquesStep-by-step photos and full-color illustrations of dogs in training at the New Skete monastery A must-have for anyone who loves dogs, Divine Canine offers unique and entertaining lessons that resonate far beyond the food dish and water bowl



I and Dog

I and Dog Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 0972942734
Release 2003
Pages 76
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The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training German Shepherds for more than thirty years at their Cambridge, New York, monastery. Here, the Monks reflect on the amazing bond that dogs and their owners share. Celebrating this special relationship through words and images, the Monks offer a simple message: we could do worse than to learn from dogs--about ourselves, about our spirituality, and about God. With its tender message and delightful photographs, this book promises to reach beyond the page and touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.--From publisher description.



Dog Lover s Daily Companion

Dog Lover s Daily Companion Author Kristen Hampshire
ISBN-10 9781592537488
Release 2011-09-01
Pages 320
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Dog Lover's Daily Companion is an irreplaceable, inspiring handbook filled with 365 helpful tips, easy-to-build projects, and practical advice into the canine-human relationship. No matter where you live or what breed of dog you have, this book has a year's worth of ideas and insight into an exuberant, healthy life with your dog. Pet Lifestyle Advisor Wendy Nan Rees and writer Kristen Hampshire use humor, passion and panache as they guide you through the day-to-day life of owning and living with a dog. From regular vaccinations to dealing with a sick dog; puppy school to obedience training; grooming at home—to those times when you must consult a professional—it's all covered here.Versatile and practical, Dog Lover's Daily Companion will entertain you, inform you, and might even let you in on the secrets the pet industry doesn't want you to know. Whether you are a first-time or lifelong dog owner, you will be inspired to make your own beds and toys, learn valuable tips about pet safety, and actually enjoy traveling with your dog.Dynamic photographs by pet portraitist and “dogumentarian” Kendra Luck weave a visual narrative that honors the joy of dog companionship. Inside you'll find:—365 days' worth of new ways to bond with your dog—Table manners, training tips, travel ideas, and beyond—all the advice and guidance you ever needed but didn't know whom to ask!—Craft and building projects with step-by-step instructions, suitable for the whole family—Insight into the human-dog relationship shared through advice and entertaining stories that all dog lovers can relate to.



Animals in Translation

Animals in Translation Author Temple Grandin
ISBN-10 9781439130841
Release 2009-08-11
Pages 368
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In this exciting new e edition, Temple Grandin returns to her groundbreaking work, Animals in Translation, to address the last ten years of developments in behavioral research, animal welfare, and farming regulations. Originally published in 2005, Animals in Translation received unanimous critical praise and was a bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, and Grandin’s Q&A updates this classic text with the most current scientific research. Grandin’s training as an animal scientist and her experience as a person with autism give her a perspective unlike any other expert in the field. Grandin and coauthor Catherine Johnson present their powerful theory that people with autism may be able to empathically understand animal behavior in a way that eludes neurotypical people—putting them in the ideal position to translate “animal talk.” Exploring animal fear, pain, aggression, love, friendship, communication, learning, and even genius, Grandin is a faithful guide into their world. Grandin, standing at the intersection of autism and animal science, offers unparalleled observations and extraordinary ideas, revealing that animals are smarter and more complex than anyone could have imagined.



How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live with

How to Raise a Puppy You Can Live with Author Clarice Rutherford
ISBN-10 1577790766
Release 2005-01-01
Pages 153
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The authors have devoted a lifetime to the study of animal behavior. Here, they tell you in easy-to-understand language just how a puppy's body and mind develop in the right way.



Dog University

Dog University Author Viviane Theby
ISBN-10 1842862243
Release 2010-01
Pages 144
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'Dog University' provides the reader with the tools to teach your canine companion how to perform exciting and challenging activities while strengthening the bond you share.



Stop That Dog Now an Owner s Guide to a Problem Free Dog

Stop That Dog Now  an Owner s Guide to a Problem Free Dog Author Sue Clauss
ISBN-10 9781598582468
Release 2006-12
Pages 172
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"Stop That Dog Now ' An Owners Guide To A Problem Free Dog is the result of the author's (Sue Clauss) thirty years of experience "in the trenches" training dogs and helping their owners solve their pets behavioral problems. The application of properly performed basic obedience training, which provides self-control in the dog, as the foundation for problem solving as well as the practical corrections and setups, make the approach outlined in this book highly successful for the average pet owner as well as the advanced trainer. Sue Clauss is a professional dog trainer of over thirty years experience. During her career, Ms. Clauss has trained over 5,000 dogs and instructed many more humans in how to train their dogs and solve behavioral problems. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and is Certified at level II by The North American Society Of Dog Trainers (one of only seven in the country). Ms. Clauss sees the compatible human/ dog relationship as a segue to healing the breach between Mother Earth and her two-legged children. Having operated training centers in both Maryland and Delaware, Ms. Clauss now resides in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia.



The Other End of the Leash

The Other End of the Leash Author Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 0307489183
Release 2009-02-19
Pages 272
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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-legged friends. After all, although humans and dogs share a remarkable relationship that is unique in the animal world, we are still two entirely different species, each shaped by our individual evolutionary heritage. Quite simply, humans are primates and dogs are canids (like wolves, coyotes, and foxes). Since we each speak a different native tongue, a lot gets lost in the translation. The Other End of the Leash demonstrates how even the slightest changes in your voice and the way you stand can help your dog understand what you want. Once you start to think about your own behavior from the perspective of your dog, you’ll understand why much of what appears to be doggy-disobedience is simply a case of miscommunication. Inside you will learn • How to use your voice so that your dog is more likely to do what you ask. • Why “getting dominance” over your dog is a bad idea. • Why “rough and tumble primate play” can lead to trouble–and how to play with your dog in ways that are fun and keep him out of trouble. • How dogs and humans share personality types–and why most dogs want to live with benevolent leaders rather than “alphawannabees!” In her own insightful, compelling style, Patricia McConnell combines wonderful true stories about people and dogs with a new, accessible scientific perspective on how they should behave around each other. This is a book that strives to help you make the most of life with your dog, and to prevent problems that might arise in that most rewarding of relationships. From the Hardcover edition.