HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND: A Training Manual for Dog Owners by Monks of New Skete

HOW TO BE YOUR DOG'S BEST FRIEND: A Training Manual for Dog Owners

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dogs need praise, discipline, and owners who can ""insee"" their natures and needs. The Monks of New Skete (New York) breed dogs and appreciate their special requirements as social animals. Their training programs involves much praise, few treats, and sensitivity exercises--they recommend jingling keys as an effective conditioner and nights in the owner's bedroom for contentment. Dog owners looking for more than the usual scratch-at-the-door suggestions will recognize at once the seriousness of purpose represented here, but don't expect a dour text: inappropriate chewing is referred to as ""oral dexterity"" and an early chapter explains ""How New Skete Went to the Dogs."" Everything from selecting a pet to aging and euthanization makes this tagged for success.

Pub Date: Oct. 3rd, 1978
ISBN: 0759524386
Publisher: Little, Brown