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A brand-new training regimen-off-leash in 30 days! - from the pack who brought you The Art of Raising a Puppy.

The Monks of New Skete, longtime breeders of German shepherds and established dog trainers of all breeds, have developed a new training technique. A decade in the making, this program represents a leap into the future, using cutting-edge technology and 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. Employing a method designed by trainer Marc Goldberg, listeners integrate the e-collar gradually, laying the foundation for good behavior with intentional and purposeful walks. 

Using very low stimulation at just the right time focuses a dog's attention for effortless learning moments that tie into a dog's natural pack instincts and help strengthen the bond between dog and human. In no time, listeners will see their pups master commands like "sit", "stay", and "place"; stop troublesome behaviors; and run safely off-leash with consistent recall.

©2020 The Monks of New Skete and Marc Goldberg (P)2021 Tantor

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Useful and well organized book

I gave it a listen all the way through today and now I am ready to buy an e collar for my " new" 3 yo rescue pup.

You can't lose with Brother Christopher. This book is so well organized, I feel less overwhelmed as a beginner. I haven't done the lessons with my dog yet, but soon!

I'm new to dog training and Sirius, my rescue dog, though friendly, stalwart and cute, is very bad-mannered. (He's part bull terrier, so I got all the attitude, but no egg head. Not fair, but still, I chose him.) He jumps and then bites when he's happy. He's pushy, obnoxious, pulls non-stop on leas and is a food snatcher. He bites then too, not out of aggression; it just seems like no one ever worked with him on anything.

We've been doing the "Sexier Than a Squirrel" game challenge with Absolute Dogs for the past 5 weeks, and my dog and I are enjoying it. He's picked the games up quickly and his cretinism is somewhat lessened. But it's just not moving in along efficiently.

Although he's very good in his crate, I really want to give him more freedom in the house. I need to be able to trust him with my cat and I'd like to be able to take him on walks. So: e collar training with the kindly and skilled New Skete monks! This book makes it sound wonderful and doable.

I'm glad we started with the Absolute Dogs training. They provide a real sense of fun in dog training which this book doesn't really put forward. I can bring that bouyancey with me into this.
I don't however, understand why the "all positive" dog training schools are so anti-e collar. As a massage therapist, who's worked on animals as well as humans, I know animal athletes and pets are up for many types of therapeutic pressure and sensation including e-stim and tens unit therapy.

The way the Monks of Skete teach it, the e collar is generally set at a level less intense than either of those therapies. It's not a "shock collar" in the right hands, and the way Brother Christopher teaches it, it's an extremely precise, effective and kind way to train your best friend.

I feel confident about starting this well regimented 6 week program.

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Audiobook version isn't advisable

This is the 2nd audiobook from the Monks of Mew Skete that I've listened to. Perhaps my own fault, but I would much prefer a physical form as the explanations would be easier to understand.