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The Art of Raising a Puppy by Monks of New Skete
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Aug 08, 2010

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The monks seem like gentle men and are clearly successful at raising extremely well behaved German Shepherds...but they start their training at 8 weeks (I got Rio at 12) and don't use treats to train. Ever! Still, I gleaned some useful info, such as never punish your dog when you tell him to "come," and to pratice "down" on a comfortable surface, like grass or carpet.

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message 1: by Faith (new)

Faith I had this book from our first pup, Roosevelt, and found it useful--especially the crate training portions. Snoopevelt, as we called him, was never the perfectly trained dog, but I at least got him to sit, lie down, and heel from this book. I loaned it to Kelli for Bodie. I think she's much more diligent in her training than we ever were.

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