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The Art of Raising a Puppy (Revised Edition)


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ISBN13: 9780316083270
ISBN10: 0316083275
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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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As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than 30 years. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.

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crowyhead, August 1, 2011 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I really liked this book. Even if you're not super into the Monks' training methods, there is SO much good information to glean from this about the stages of puppy development, the importance of starting out with a good foundational relationship with your pup to head off behavioral problems down the line, etc. I really like the emphasis on the fact that even when you're not actively training your dog, you're teaching him/her all the time, so you had better make sure you're teaching and encouraging the behaviors you want to see bloom rather than the ones that will make things much, much harder down the road.
The last section of the book, which features an interview with Maurice Sendak about his dog Runche, is something of a joy. I wish I had the book in front of me, but Sendak talks at length about how working with dogs and learning to treat them with dignity and consistency and treat them as partners and as DOGS (rather than as people who can carry his baggage) has made him a better human being. I think that section alone is worth getting the book from your local library or borrowing it from a friend.
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