The monks of New Skete have been breeding and training dogs at their New York monastery for more than 20 years.
Their philosophy of raising dogs accentuates the essential human-canine bond, whereby owners must learn to understand a dog's instincts, needs, and behavior.
Understanding a dog, the monks say, is the key to successfully training him.
They first published this philosophy in their 1978 classic guide How to Be Your Dog's Best Friend.
Now the monks concentrate on the first three months of a puppy's life in The Art of Raising a Puppy.
The book observes a litter of monastery puppies from birth to 12 weeks.
Tender photographs and dialogue reflect these precious first few weeks of life.
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