Synopses & Reviews
Obedient, devoted, and happy???that??'s what we all want our dogs to be. Brother Christopher and the monks of New Skete show you how to get there through the stories of eight dogs (including a Chihuahua. a bull dog, a golden retriever, and a poodle) who came to them with a few more lessons to learn. Divine Canine, a companion to the hit TV series on Animal Planet, walks you through all the basics of dog obedience from the unique perspective of the monks??? inspired approach. & nbsp; The monks believe that every dog can be a well-trained dog, so each chapter offers practical guidance on how readers can get their dog to heel, sit, stay, come, and lie down without a second thought. Divine Canine also gives readers a deeper understanding of the special bond that can exist between human and animal when the relationship is a two-way street of devotion and love. Page by page the reader will follow the daily routines of Brother Christopher and the other monks as they work with their own adorable German shepherd puppies on the 500-acre monastic grounds in the lush rolling countryside of upstate New York. And they???ll learn how the monks turned eight specially chosen dogs???each representing a specific training essential or problem behavior???into loving and obedient companions for their previously frustrated human families. Divine Canine is unique among dog-training books, one whose lessons will resonate far beyond the food dish and water bowl.
In this entertaining, informative, and beautifully illustrated book, Brother Christopher and the monks of New Skete--renowned masters in the art of raising and training dogs--walk readers through the basics of obedience training in this companion to the TV series on Animal Planet. Hyperion
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 of the same name, 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.
- The Monks' Way: inspiring insights into the special New Skete training methods
- Tips on tackling problems: dominance, aggression, separation anxiety, and more
- "What if" guides when things don't go as planned
- Glossary of key training techniques
- Step-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.
About the Author
The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than thirty-five years on their monastery in Cambridge, New York. They have become the pre-eminent authorities on the most productive ways to achieve that which every dog owner desires--a companion who can enrich one's life.