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while doing my doggie research these books were recommended to me to read. I found alot of info in them. I will admit to not having a dog yet, so I havent been able to put any into practice, but have heard good things about the books from The Monks of New Skete.<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FHow-Your-Dogs-Best-Friend%2Fdp%2F0316610003%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_sr_8%2F002-8702206-1638443%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177169698%26sr%3D8-8" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/How-Your-Dogs-...7169698&sr=8-8</a><br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FArt-Raising-Puppy-Monks-Skete%2Fdp%2F0316578398%2Fref%3Dpd_bbs_6%2F002-8702206-1638443%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dbooks%26qid%3D1177169698%26sr%3D8-6" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Art-Raising-Pu...7169698&sr=8-6</a>
 

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I bought Monks of New Skete from a thrift store, and there is a few pages telling how to "hit" your dog and other ways to physically discipline it. If I did that stuff to my dog, she'd pass out from fright!<br>
I was going to send it to my aunt to help with her pup, but the hitting is the thing I'm trying to get her to NOT do.<br><br>
I also bough a book "Dog Training by Bash" by Bashkim Dibra (I think) and I liked it ok. He recommends a training collar, which I wouldn't use (but I've never had a really "difficult" dog). But everything else he says seems to be ok. He talks a lot about dogs and how they naturally relate to their pack, etc.
 

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Don't know how old your edition was but I haven't read any hitting suggestions in my book. Regardless I don't hit my dogs.
 

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Ah, maybe it is older...<br>
That would at least explain why I see it recommended so often here!<br><br>
Ahhh...yeah, this one is copywrite 1978 (they guys on the cover should have given it away. lol. the book itself is in really good shape though, so I wouldn't have guessed it was that old!). Perhaps they changed their minds? Or they got bad feedback to this. Who knows.<br>
It says there are a few situations that may merit hitting. "How hard do you hit the dog? A good general rule is that if you did not get a response, a yelp or other sign, after the first hit, it wasn't hard enough."<br><br>
I'll be honest, that was the ONLY 2 pages I read. Who knows, the rest might be great. I bet the newer version is much better!
 

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I love, love, love "Beyond Obedience" by April Frost. It's a good read, too - as she tells of her own pack of dogs and things that happened. Just a super book!!!
 

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The two biggest helps to me were:<br><br>
The Dog Whisperer book<br><br>
So Your Dog's Not Lassie
 
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