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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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New puppy book recommendation

Its been a year since I read this book but I thought I would recommend it to anyone interested in reading up on methods of dog training, or anyone looking to buy a puppy and needing some resources.

The Art of Raising a Puppy by The Monks of New Skete.
I found this book to be fantastic, the author writes in a mature way that made it really easy for me to understand the concepts. I've found through personal experience than many of their methods work very well. It's also a great tool to look back at if you run across problem behavior.

I handed the book down to my parents who were getting a puppy and they have been reading it.

They also have another book about how to be your dogs best friends, I am looking to pick it up next. One thing that brought me into reading the book was the fact the these monks breed and raise GSDs, so they automatically found a place in my heart.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-18-2011, 09:42 PM
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A long time favorite! You should check out they have many free training videos that are great. Especially the Michael Ellis dvds
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 12:00 PM
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Are those DVD's any good I've read ALOT of mixed opinions on that site, alot of negative stuff. I looked at the DVD's but they don't fit my current budget very pricey. Video's seemed good though from you tube about puppy engagement while training etc.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-14-2011, 12:29 PM
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I totally forgot about this book. I know the author, who is an AKC tracking judge. The website explains it all.

Puppy Training Book - Fascinating Scent

It can be bought here for $10.
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