The Monks of New Skete advocate the philosophy
that "understanding is the key to communication, and
compassion with your dog; whether it is a new puppy
or an old companion.

The best selling training book has been updated with
over 40% new material and new photographs to illustrate
the monks internationally acclaimed methods. A must
have for any library!!


  • A unique, step-by-step obedience course for your dog.
  • Separate chapters covering city, suburban and country dogs.
  • An introduction to the valuable art of "inseeing," which will reveal your dog's behavior for what it really is.
  • Special professional tips on how to achieve an honest and effective two-way communication with your dog.
  • UPDATED photographs and drawings of dogs and dog-training procedures.
  • The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of life.

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We have learned that our monastic environment offers
us a unique perspective. Here we are forced to reexamine our attitudes about everything, including dogs. We are constantly challenged to become more open to the language dogs use to comunicate with us."

~ The Art of Raising a Puppy

This complete guide, illustrated with more than eighty photographs, explains the stages of puppy development, how to communicate with your pup,
how to begin a complete training program, and how
to deal with common problems like chewing, jumping up, and paper-training. The Art of Raising A Puppy
is an essential source of wisdom, information, and inspiration for anyone who loves and cares for a puppy.


  • The stages of puppy development
  • The decision to adopt a puppy
  • The right breed for you
  • Where to get a puppy
  • Finding a dog breeder
  • Preparing for your puppy's arrival
  • The first day at home
  • Learning to read your dog
  • A complete guide to basic training methods
  • Solutions to common puppy problems
  • Feeding, grooming and general care

Hard Cover, Little, Brown & Co.
Regular price: $24.95


"Honest and effective comunication serves as the foundation for more advanced and constructive interaction." "Your efforts to key into another being - your dog- to read its reactions and to register nuances of its behavior can highten your ability to empathize with all God's creatures."

~ Intro to: How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend

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