How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Hardcover)
 
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How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend: The Classic Training Manual for Dog Owners (Hardcover)

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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 f......more

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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...

Genre:
PETS / Dogs / General
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Revised, Updated
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
336
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little Brown & Co
Publish Date:
09/23/2002
Copyright Year:
2002
ISBN:
9780316610001
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.25 in
Thickness:
1.25 in
Unit weight:
1.35 lb
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  • Great book, lots of information. They do not have a lot of information in this book regarding puppies. I purchased the puppy book that they have put out and that one is phenomenal! I like this book, but I think it will better serve my needs once my puppy is grown.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

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    Was given as a gift to a friend. Recipient loved it,

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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
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    xifcc from Fairfield, CT, Jan 5, 2013

  • Excellent book

    Written with a strong sense of spirituality and compassion, the monks of New Skete have written the best source of information on understanding the mentality of a dog that I have come across. This book has helped me to develop stronger bonds with three rescue dogs, each with their own personality and peculiarities. Highly recommended.

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    janzdc from Iowa, Sep 1, 2009

  • Wonderful book

    Consider this amazing book if you want to train what will ultimately be a happy, well adjusted, well balanced dog.

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    joanne30 from Lehigh Valley, PA, Dec 29, 2007

  • i heart my dog....

    this is such a great book and i highly recommend it to anyone that wants to have a lovable and well behaved dog :-)

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    Anonymous from greenville, nc, Nov 26, 2007

  • How to be your dog's best friend is good reading!

    I enjoyed this book and I have read lots of books on dog training, psychology, etc. This was one that was fast, easy reading and besides being enjoyable, it was informative. I sure wish they wrote more about smaller dogs........I know they train bigger dogs and much of the info works for big or small but is still would be nice to see these great guys work with some smaller dogs and the challenges.

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    kt923 from SF, May 8, 2007

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