The Art of Training Your Dog: How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar (Hardcover)
A revolutionary new training method—using the easy “purposeful walk”—for a fully trained dog in as little as 6 weeks!
The Monks of New Skete, longtime breeders of German shepherds and renowned dog trainers of all breeds, have codeveloped a new training technique. In this book, the monks and Marc Goldberg, who pioneered the approach, offer a leap into the future using a game-changing tool: the remote electronic collar. The Art of Training Your Dog presents their compassionate and efficient system for the first time, with background and advice on choosing the right collar.
Using a light touch—one that many humans can’t even feel—at just the right moment, helps to focus a dog’s attention. The authors help you create effortless teaching moments that tie into your dog’s natural pack instincts and help strengthen the bond with your dog.
In as little as just 6 weeks, most pups will master skills like great leash manners; obey commands such as "sit", "down", "stay", and "place"; stop troublesome behaviors; and play safely off-leash with consistent recall.
About the Author
The Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than 40 years. They are the authors of The Art of Raising a Puppy, How to Be Your Dogs Best Friend, and more. Their books have sold a combined total of over 1 million copies. The New Skete Monastery is based in Cambridge, New York.
Marc Goldberg is a nationally renowned dog trainer and former president of the International Association of Canine Professionals. He introduced e-collar training to the monks and co-authored Let Dogs Be Dogs. Marc is based in Chicago, Illinois.
The method described in The Art of Training Your Dog is nothing short of miraculous. After using it, our dog no longer chased every squirrel and was better behaved, happier, and fun to take on walks.
— Karen Terio, DVM, PhD
Finally, a well-structured, informative, and effective training guide to using an e-collar gently. A must for the new dog owner, as well as trainers who want to brush up on their skills using the latest technology.
— Wendy Volhard, author of Dog Training for Dummies
We first heard about the Monks of New Skete when a friend suggested their books to help us raise our sons. It worked! Their newest, The Art of Training Your Dog, is my favorite. Its very clear, step-by-step process has helped us tame our soulful, 60-pound dog Becky into a thankful, loving addition to our family.
— Mandy Patinkin