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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Helpful, practical, compassionate, effective

I found this book very helpful. The strategies were clearly explained with reasons for them, consequences of not following them and detailed descriptions of how to carry out strategies for a wide variety of situations that commonly come up with puppies. I have had three dogs from 1 year up but never from new born so I was very keen to hear insights in this area and I was not disappointed. Would highly recommend.
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- Zoe

Sensible advice

I picked up quite a few ideas from this discourse☺ So much rang true with my experience. Thank you Refreshing too the spiritual context. Thanks.
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- Nike

Book Details

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