The Art of Raising a Puppy

  • by The Monks of New Skete
  • Narrated by Michael Wager
  • 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here is everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppy's life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practicalities of every phase of caring for your puppy, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, sympathetic, and intelligent guidelines. This complete guide is a source of wisdom and inspiration for anyone genuinely committed to building a loving and lasting relationship with their dog.
You'll learn:

how to choose a puppy
how to handle your puppy's first night at home
successful house-training
the value of a consistent schedule
general care of your puppy
leash training and preliminary obedience work
visual and vocal communication with your pup
basic obedience training
ways to cope with common puppy problems
More important, you'll discover a unique approach to puppy training based on a deep respect and understanding of canine behavior.
The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training German shepherds for more than 25 years, and their extraordinary grasp of every facet of puppy behavior has gained them worldwide attention. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.


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Customer Reviews

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As a dog trainer I see the benifit for any future dog owner in this audio book. Most of the question I get from my hanlders (owners) is after the fact... Why is my dog so active, why is my dog still urinating in the house... Bla bla bla...
This is the most useful book I've read on puppys! I think I will introduce a pre-puppy course for my classes. I really do not beleive to have owners put their dog down because their dog are to active or destroy the house. Future dog handlers (owners) should look at their needs before getting into trouble, and this book covers it all. I really do not any monks but these guys are great... Excellent and very good reading (listening). I can not say enough!!!
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- Jean

Dog Person

I have had dogs my whole life. My family bred, raised, and showed dogs for competition and I thought I knew just about everything about raising a dog. Having read this book I realized how much I still needed to learn. My wife and I rescued an emotional troubled dog, but I read this book (twice) and use the techniques to train our dog. She is now universally loved by everyone who meets her and will sit, lie down, bark, and high-five on command. She is great with children and we couldn't imagine life without her. If you are getting a dog, READ THIS BOOK, before you buy your dog, and then again when you train your dog, and you will develop a happy and healthy relationship with your dog too.
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- Robert

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-08-2001
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books