Raising Your Dog with The Monks of New Skete, is visual poetry. I not only learned about dog training, I experienced for myself the sublime and harmonious world that the monks and their dogs share. This series is a basic course in communication and is useful even outside the realm of dog training. I highly recommend it!

Carol KlineCo-author, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul (TM)
Co-director, Noah's Ark Animal Foundation Dog Rescue Program

"If you are intrigued by the life of monks, dogs, or both, this creatively produced series will give you insights into spiritual life and animal life. These are monks who wear their spirituality lightly and translate it into warmth and understanding with animals. Use this program as spiritual retreat and as animal instruction. This series teaches us how to care for dogs but more importantly gives core lessons in how to live from the heart.

Thomas Moore Author, Care of the Soul

"Learn how you and your dog fit together in life. Raising Your Dog with The Monks of New Skete will awaken your spirit!"

Cinemom Sun Sentinel

"This beautifully produced series reflects the unique and special training techniques of the Monks which encourages a bond between man and his best friend based on respect and admiration. Bravo to the Monks of New Skete for presenting an intelligent and compassionate approach to understanding and communicating with the magnificent creature that is "dog".

Gretchen Wyler Animal activist and President of The Ark Trust

The Monks of New Skete new training series, Raising Your Dog With The Monks of New Skete, is just what the doctor ordered! The series is an intelligent, comprehensive, touching reference that makes it easy and fun to welcome, care for and love your dog. This series will be watched time after time again. As a veterinarian, I know it's so important to a pet's health and well-being, that I recommend they get it before the dog!

Dr. Marty Becker DVM
Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul

I thoroughly enjoyed "Raising Your Dog with The Monks of New Skete". The DVDs are really about a lot more than just rearing and training dogs. I wish that all owners could adopt such responsible dog-rearing practices. It would go a long way towards preventing dog bites, a problem which sends over 800,000 Americans for medical treatment every year.

Jeffrey J. Sacks M.D., M.P.H.

A compelling three part series... a blue ribbon winner." Seattle Times


"The New Skete approach is based on very sound behavioral principles. It's wonderful!"

Dr. Thomas Wolski DVM PhD