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." This new edition covers virtually every aspect of living with and caring for your dog, and has been expanded to encompass the latest equipment and dozens of new anecdotes and case studies, drawn from the monks' own experience, that bring to life the essential training concepts. This book can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.
It is the most readable book on dog training for the layman that this reviewer has come across. Any person who has ever thought of owning a dog should read this engaging book from cover to cover. - LIBRARY JOURNAL
An excellent course in canine care and obedience... full of sympathetic details and well-illustrated chapters. - NEWSDAY
The Monls of New Skete have turned out a book on virtually every phase of dog care, understanding and training. They have done so from a tremendous depth of affection for the animal- an affection that shows in phase after phase of the book. A fine book indeed. - WAHINGTON POST