• How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

  • A Training Manual for Dog Owners
  • By: The Monks of New Skete
  • Narrated by: Michael Wager
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 07-16-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4.1 (139 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The Monks of New Skete are known for their unique approach to raising and training dogs. Their philosophy is that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.In How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend, the monks build upon the basic puppy training covered in their book The Art of Raising a Puppy to tell you everything you need to know to care for your dog. From how to select a dog to fit your lifestyle, how to read a pedigree, how and when to train, how to properly use praise and discipline, and how to feed and care for dogs, the monks offer clear guidelines to improving communication with your canine.
Filled with the wisdom, compassion, and caring that the brothers are known for, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend helps you better understand your dog, which can lead to a deepened bond with your pet.
©1978 The Monks of New Skete. Used by permission of Little, Brown & Company; (P)1999 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"Without devolving into New Age psychobabble, the monks make philosophical and spiritual observations that no dog lover could resist, and which just might make a convert of the uninitiated." (Publishers Weekly)
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By A. Carter on 10-21-07

Outdated, outmoded

Friends recommended this, so I gave it a listen. I was taken aback by the advice about how to hit a dog properly. I gave up in disgust when I heard the section about "roadwork": exercising overweight or energetic dogs by having them run on a leash beside the car while you drive merrily along empty streets. Awful. Get Cesar Millan or Patricia McConnnell instead, I say.

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By Bulcsu on 10-26-11

Buy it, but in book format

The material is good, narration is well done, but I should have gotten this as a book (printed copy). I am in the process of buying a puppy, and I wanted to be prepared in every aspect, so I found this book very helpful in giving me advice on how to avoid typical owner's mistakes. But since I got the audiobook format I will not be able to flip the book open in case I have a specific question during dog training.
It is still fine to listen to this in the car with my son, to do the mental preparations before the puppy arrives.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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