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The Art of Raising a Puppy by Monks of New Skete
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Oct 30, 2011

it was ok
Read in October, 2011

The Monks of New Skete breed, train, and raise German Shepherds. This book gives insights on raising a puppy from their perspective, which is interesting but their advice is incomplete and unrealistic for most of us living in the real world, and not in a monastery full of adults who know how to interact with dogs. If you live alone or do not have children, then this book might be helpful to you. The respect and reverance they show for the dog-human relationship is an important focus of the book. I also appreciated the emphasis on how serious a commitment it is to decide to raise a puppy. However, I do not recommend this book on it's own as a guide for raising a puppy unless you also happen to live in a monastery full of adults with experience training a dog. Much of the advice is simply not practical for most of us, especially if you have a family.
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Jamie It is entirely practical, if you are willing to put in the amount of work a puppy realistically needs!

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