How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition)

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Revised & Updated Edition) Author Monks of New Skete
ISBN-10 0316610003
ISBN-13 9780316610001
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Little, Brown and Company
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For nearly a quarter century How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend has been the standard against which all other dog training books have been measured This new expanded edition with a fresh new design and new photographs throughout preserves the best features of the original classic while bringing the book fully up to date The result the ultimate training manual for a new generation of dog owners and of course for their canine best friends The Monks of New Skete have achieved international renown as breeders of German shepherds and as outstanding trainers of dogs of all breeds Their unique approach to canine training developed and refined over three decades is based on the philosophy that understanding is the key to communication compassion and communion with your dog The importance of honest and effective communication with your dog is underscored throughout this guide especially in the practical training exercises a detailed comprehensive fully illustrated obedience course through which the monks lead you and your dog step by step How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog including Selecting a dog what breed male female puppy or older dog to fit your lifestyle Where to get and where not to get a dog Reading a pedigree Training your dog or puppy when where and how The proper use of praise and discipline Feeding grooming and ensuring your dog s physical fitness Recognizing and correcting canine behavioral problems The particular challenges of raising a dog where you live in the city country or suburb The proper techniques for complete care of your pet at every stage of his or her life In this new edition How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend has been expanded to encompass the latest equipment e g retractable leashes invisible fences new trends in training and care doggy day care professional dog walkers etc and dozens of new anecdotes and case studies drawn from the monks own experience that bring to life the essential training concepts In its scope its clarity and its authority How to Be Your Dog s Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners Like no other book this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog s nature as well as his or her distinct personality and in so doing it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog

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