How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)
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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. 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. The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds. 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. 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.. The result: the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners - and, of course, for their canine best friends. 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. This new, expanded edition, with a fresh new design and new photographs throughout, preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the
Throughout, the authors reflect on the deep spiritual connection possible between humans and dogs. They cover it all: naming the puppy, training with eye contact and jingling keys, establishing the best sleeping arrangements, even dealing with pet loneliness. Owners are advised to think of themselves as the dog's alpha figure, to train with praise instead of punishment, and to beware of becoming the dog's maid or doorman. With modesty and generosity, the Monks offer an extensive list of other helpful books about dogs, as well as a useful appendix of American Kennel Club titles and terms. How to Be Your Dog's Bes
An Excellent Foundation Lovetoread A sensible, balanced, kind, and effective approach to raising and training a companion/family dog. It is ridiculous to even suggest that this book advocates the use of force, and it is unfortunate, because this along with "The Art of Raising a Puppy," also by the Monks of New Skete, is one of the best books available for the casual owner. These two books would be perfect for the first-time dog owner, or someone raising a puppy for the first time. In fact, it would be great if folks would read these books BEFORE making the final decision to get a dog or puppy, as the Monks do a great job of describ. Highly recommend! Updated second edition! Second edition - updated - As a professional dog trainer, I was a big fan of the first edition. This updated version addresses some of the same changes to training that I've made myself over the years. I highly recommend this book, and their book "The Art of Raising a Puppy"! These are required readings for all of my interns!. "Must read for someone who has never owned dog and is thinking of getting one." according to SJPizMB. This is it. This is the one. Many dog owners will tell you this is the book to have. I like it. I bought my first copy 29 years ago. I lost it was getting a new dog, and so I bought it again.I wouldn't use this as a primary training manual for obedience training your new dog. With that said, it is a great read, and a really good book for someone who has never owned a dog. If you want to have a book to read that is an all around introduction to owning and training dogs this is probably where you should start. If you are looking for a concise training manual this is not that book.