How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend - Monks of New Skete

How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend

By Monks of New Skete

  • Release Date: 2001-05-15
  • Genre: Pets
4 Score: 4 (From 108 Ratings)


For more than 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 expanded edition 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 four decades, is based on the philosophy that "understanding is the key to communication, compassion, and communion" with your dog.

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 lifeIn its scope, its clarity, and its authority, How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend remains unrivaled as a basic training guide for dog owners. Like no other book, this guide can help you understand and appreciate your dog's nature as well as his or her distinct personality--and in so doing, it can significantly enrich the life you share with your dog.


  • The best dog training book

    By MegannGrahamBeauty
    This book is something that was given to me as a gift, and I feel so fortunate to have ever read such an amazing training manual. The insight into what makes a dog a dog is quite amazing. I think that My dogs have turned out to be very well behaved dogs in no small part because of the excellent methods prescribed by this book. My dedication and consistency was the other factor of course. I can't tell you how much I love this book!
  • Awesome book

    By Grjz
    This book is great, it touches on all parts of dog ownership. You can use it for any level of care. I wish everyone who has a dog would take the time to read this book. Remember, there is nothing worse then a untrained dog, but nothing as rewarding as a trained one.
  • Great book!

    By Chillyflea
    This is a great book for understanding a dogs needs and behaviors and how to train your dog in the basics.
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    By Finger drummer
    It was good
  • How to best a dogs best friend

    By Greenbean3
    Its a good very good book u should read it if u like dogs or if u like to read
  • Every animal owner needs your books

    By Jaeguar
    I recently bought a German Shepherd male 6 week old puppy from Phil Skoog - Von Waldenberg German Shepherds and upon my purchase of this ever so beautiful animal I asked what books were good to help me learn to care and raise a GSD. I was told that both your books were by far the best and I must tell you, that was the best piece of information I could have ever gotten. I have raised Lhasa Apsa's and shown champions for many years but never had a large breed dog before so I felt I needed more information to raise my beautiful boy properly. Your books give me so much information that I think every animal owner, especially large breed dog owners should buy them and read them. No matter what you think you know or how much you know, both books by The Monks of New Skete will teach you the many things that the other books won't. As a dog owner for over 30 years even I have learned things that I never even heard of or would have thought of. Thank you so very much for writing both of your outstanding books. They are both worth their price in gold and I am so thankful that you shared all the information in them. I am following everything to a "T" so that my boy lives a very happy and healthy life and one well trained. The best purchase I've made on the app store *****+