The Art of Raising a Puppy by Monks of New SketeThe Monks of New Skete THE ART OF RAISING A PUPPY The authors of the classic guide How to Be Your Dogs Best Friend now tell you everything you need to know about the crucial first months of your puppys life. From the decision to adopt a pup through the practical steps of choosing the right breed, preparing your home, caring for your new charge, and practicing basic obedience exercises, the Monks of New Skete offer clear, compassionate guidelines for raising a puppy. Renowned for breeding German shepherds, the Monks train their own beautiful dogs, and dogs of any breed, according to a unique program based on understanding canine behavior and enhancing the bond between dog and owner. This communion begins in puppyhood and is based on deep respect and affection. Improper care, poor training, or a lack of attention during the early months can lead to problem behaviors that become increasingly difficult to alter as your dog matures. By learning to gently assert your dominance from the start, youll build a lasting and loving relationship with your pup. This complete guide, illustrated with more than eighty black-and-white photographs, explains the stages of puppy development, how to communicate with your pup, how to begin a complete training program, and how to deal with common problems like chewing, jumping up, and paper-training. The kind of fulfillment a solid relationship with your pup can bring is demonstrated in the stories of three dogs who have assumed special places in their owners lives. The Art of Raising a Puppy is an essential source of wisdom, information, and inspiration for anyone who loves and cares for a puppy. As a community, the Monks of New Skete have been breeding, raising, and training dogs for more than twenty years. New Skete Monastery is located in Cambridge, New York.
Welcome to New Skete Monasteries
An elderly woman in a bandanna wielded a cheese cutter, slicing through fat bricks of cream cheese. Another woman with silvery bangs poured heavy cream into the mixer, dipped a tasting pinkie into the batter and grinned. Rich vanilla perfumed the air. As containers from Florida were opened, bright bursts of Key lime scent escaped. Familiar — and not. In this bakery, wall-mounted religious icons watched over the proceedings.
The Nuns are located about 2 miles east of the village of Cambridge, New York, the Monks are about 4 miles further east. New Skete is located approximately 45 .
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Baking and Praying
Should you ever find yourself near our back door to New England, you are most welcome to visit and pray with us or simply to have some quiet time for reflection. New Skete is located approximately 45 miles northeast of Albany, NY, and approximately 20 miles northwest of Bennington, VT in the gentle and lovely Taconic Mountains, which geologically sideswipe the Green Mountains of Vermont, just north of the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts.
When the nuns and monks of New Skete celebrate 50 years of monastic life in their idyllic country retreat on Saturday, they will offer prayers of gratitude for the friendship of neighbors and the sustaining income from cheesecakes and German shepherds. After the liturgy, evening vigil and healing service have concluded and guests have left Washington County, four nuns and eight monks in the Eastern Orthodox sect will hold a crucial meeting to discuss the future for their dwindling and aging community. We don't understand why more people are not coming to join us. The monks have a novice in his late 30s, a computer programmer from California, who is expected to arrive in coming months. That's still far short of the 14 monks who lived and worked at New Skete in the s. They took their name from a small ancient Christian settlement in Egypt.
The communities are under the omophorion of the Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in America. The monks are best known for their breeding of German Shepherds , and the training of all dog breeds in basic obedience. The nuns are best known for baking gourmet cheesecakes, which they sell on the Internet and in their gift shop. These two communities are unique in that they have instituted wide-ranging reforms to the divine office and eucharistic liturgies of the Eastern Orthodox Church , aimed at rendering the services more comprehensible. They are open to ecumenical contacts with other Christian groups. They have been criticized by Orthodox conservatives and traditionalists, but the Monks and Nuns have strongly defend their renewal of liturgy and monastic life. They believe this is a necessity if Orthodox monasticism is to be more than "museum-keeping" in the modern world.