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Old 10-04-2012, 10:23 PM   #171 (permalink)
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what are the new skete books? oh, went further back in the tread and saw it was about the monks! i have read about that!

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #172 (permalink)
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I like their philosophy on life. And not just their books about dogs. I recommend looking up their other stuff too. Great for cold days When you just want to cuddle up and read.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:12 AM   #173 (permalink)
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Bought a few books recently.The first one was Dont Give Up on that Puppy: Raising a GSD. Its on Amazon. Reading it I thought about Daisy after the parvo and Lucky when we first got him. The story about Cooper a long haired GSD w/ some fear issues detailsd the first year and all the interventions she used. Loved itWish I could have read the book befor I started w/ our dogs. The other book is Calming Signals ,Turid oh no i forgot the last namem . I also am reading The other end of the leash.
On a fun read Spencer Quinn's Chet and Bernie mystery "A Fistful of Collars.'That was a fun read. Love to see Chet's reactions to the other end of the leash.
Has anybody else read these books? What did you think? I really liked all of them but Dont Give Up on thart Puppy was my favorite.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:16 PM   #174 (permalink)
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what are the new skete books? oh, went further back in the tread and saw it was about the monks! i have read about that!
Here's a link, for those interested...I have 3 of their books.

New Skete Monastery Dog Trainers | Video - ABC News

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:16 AM   #175 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for this thread!

As a hopeful soon GSD owner/partner/friend, this info is invaluable! Currently, my reading list is:

1. The Art of Raising a Puppy: Monks of New Skete
2. How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend: " "
3. Divine Canine: " "
4. Don't Give Up On That Dog!: Denine Phillips
5. The Other End of the Leash: Patricia McConnell
6. For the Love of a Dog: " "
7. I'll Be Home Soon: " "
8. The Power of Positive Dog Training: Pat Miller
9. Purely Positive: Shiela Booth
10. It's Me or the Dog: Victoria Stilwell
11. 101 Dog Tricks: Kyra Sundance
12. Don't Shoot the Dog: Karen Pryor
13. Imagine Life With a Well-Behaved Dog: Julie Bjelland


I've started into a couple of them and am very pleased with many of the cross-overs regarding training methods, praise, and dog psychology. Each has their own feel, but the same end goal
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:15 AM   #176 (permalink)
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Hi Everyone,

I've only just discovered this forum and hope you'll pardon this bit of self-promotion for a worthy cause. As fellow German Shepherd lovers, I think you'll find this interesting.

When my beloved rescued 10-year-old Shepherd, Duffy, who I'd adopted just 5 years earlier, died quite unexpectedly in June, I channeled my grief into writing a full-length book -- not only about him and our unusual experiences but also about the special, even mystical role animals play in all our lives. Entitled No Greater Love: A Tribute to True Friendship, itís available online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere in both print and e-book formats. Most importantly, net proceeds are pledged to worthy organizations dedicated to animal welfare and/or rescue.

It's been over since months since Duffy died, and not a day goes by that I don't miss him. Having the book's fundraising effort serve as his lasting legacy is the only reason I decided to make it public.

Complete information is available online at www.sharack.com/nogreaterlove. I hope you'll at least take the time to learn more, and please forgive me if this is in any way objectionable.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:42 PM   #177 (permalink)
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Ok, I was in WalMart the other day, and I saw a book I don't have with a GSD on the cover, Seargent Rex. I see some people have mentioned it, so I am looking forward to it. I just hope the dog doesn't die in the end. It seems like the place dog books tend to end is at the end of the dog's life. There is a kid's book, "No More Dead Dogs." Yeah, I got that too.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:42 PM   #178 (permalink)
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  1. Healing With Whole Foods ~ Paul Pitchford
  2. The Allergy Solution for Dogs (8 weeks to a Healthy Dog) ~ Dr. Shawn Messonnier
  3. The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats ~ Dr. Shawn Messonnier
  4. The Natural Vet's Guide to Preventing and Treating Cancer in Dogs ~ Dr. Shawn Messonnier
  5. The Complete Herbal Handbook for the Dog & Cat ~ Juliette de Bairacle Levy
  6. Give Your Dog A Bone ~ Dr. Ian Billinghurst
  7. The Barf Diet ~ Dr. Ian Billinghurst
  8. Grow Your Pups With Bones ~ Dr. Ian Billinghurst
  9. Living Enzymes, The World's Best Kept Pet Food Secret ~ Robert Mueller
  10. Nutrition & Health For Dogs ~ Earl Mindell
  11. Vaccine Guide for Dogs & Cats ~ Caroline J.M. Diodati
  12. Dr. Kidd's Guide to Herbal Dog Care ~ Randy Kidd DVM
  13. The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats ~ Diane Stein
  14. Raw Meaty Bones ~ Tom Lonsdale
  15. The Nature of Animal Healing ~ Martin Goldstein DVM
  16. Food Pets Die For ~ Anne N. Martin
  17. Protect Your Pet: More Shocking Facts ~ Anne N. Martin
  18. Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs ~ Don Hamilton DVM
  19. Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide To Natural Health for Dogs & Cats ~ Richard Pitcairn DVM
  20. The Holistic Guide For a Healthy Dog ~ Wendy Volhard
  21. Natural Remedies Dogs & Cats Wish You Knew ~ Dr. Viv Harris DVM
  22. Raw Dog Food ~ Make it easy for you and your Dog ~ Carina Beth MacDonald (novice)
  23. Better Food For Dogs (the complete cookbook and Nutrion Guide) ~ Bastin, Ashton & Grant Nixon DVM
  24. The New Holistic Way ~ Paul McCutcheon DVM
  25. Raw & Natural Nutrition fo Dogs ~ Lew Olson, PhD
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:16 AM   #179 (permalink)
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My very favorite is Love of German Shepherds." It is a large, coffee table book with the best stories in the world and wonderful color pictures. I just finished rereading it.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:44 PM   #180 (permalink)
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The best training book I've read so far is:
When Pigs Fly! by Jane Killion - essentially for more stubborn breeds than the GSD but I found it to be the best book on clicker training out there (esp if your dog isn't 'treat' motivated)

Others I loved were:
The Other End of the Leash - Patricia McConnell
On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals - Turid Rugaas

Bonding with Your Dog - Victoria Schade is also worth a look
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