The Art of Training Your Dog (Hardcover)

How to Gently Teach Good Behavior Using an E-Collar

By Monks of New Skete, Marc Goldberg

Countryman Press, 9781682685020, 256pp.

Publication Date: October 6, 2020

List Price: 27.95*
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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, readers 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, readers will see their pups master commands like “sit,” “stay,” and “place”; stop troublesome behaviors; and run 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.