Sunday, July 1, 2007

The Monks of New Skete

The Sunday NY Times ran an obit for an amazing person who really changed my life. The Rev. Laurence Mancuso was the founding abbot of a monastery in upstate New York. He died June 10 and the world is now less one hero. The monks have a style of dog training that is holistic and ravingly successful. When we brought our darling Emery home as a pup so many years ago we read a lovely book called "The Art of Raising a Puppy" it was written by "The Monks of New Skete." click here. I learned so much, that really changed the way I think about dogs. The whole wolf pack theory--alpha bitch authority, leadership and all that--a lot of the philosophy applies to kids too!!
respect, good food, exercise, freedom within boundaries--"sit stay". Good stuff. Thank you brother Mancuso.

I can't help but wish whomever had Bree as a pup had read this stuff.

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