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Old 12-06-2009, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Gguevara View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions, looks like Ian Dunbar has some good books so I'll check out his site and stuff. Can I get a little explanation on why to avoid the monks?
Is it " How To Raise A Puppy You Can live With " by Clarice Rutherford?
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The monks have some very outdated and frankly dangerous advice. Over all its a waste of money. The good parts of that book can be found in other books with out the silly and dangerous advice.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:16 AM
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Agreed, avoid the Monks for the reasons already stated. Another good book is Pat Miller's, The Power of Positive Dog Training, which applies to dogs of all ages including puppies.
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:25 AM
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Yes , Rutherford and Neil ~~ 2 vets . I had many books and this was my favorite . I gave a copy to each new prospective owner so they could follow each weeks growth .
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:21 PM
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Howell Book House offer the "Health Pet Series", books written by experts in a specific breed. But they have several sections written by others, with the training section written by Dr Dunbar. Nice cheap book to add to a collection if you have a breed they have a book for.

The first training book I ever bought (as a kid in the 70s) was the Monks of New Skete ... I read it and then put it on a shelf and never touched it again. Even at 8 yrs old, I knew that wouldn't work for my dogs!!!
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Old 12-06-2009, 11:07 PM
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Thanks for the explanation on the Monks, and I'll keep all the other books suggested in mind.
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