|The Art of Raising a Puppy|
OH NO. Maybe I AM the Dragon Mother... this is the BIBLE of puppy training. At least it has been MY bible. Seriously, if you have a new puppy there is no point in reading anything else... and it reads like a great novel, which makes it so much better. Let's be serious, reading a puppy training book sounds about as appealing as chewing glass. This book follows a litter of German Shepard pups born and raised in the monastery and it is just beautifully written... it holds a place of high honor on my bookshelf. Throws me for a bit of a loop that my love for the Monk's philosophy may place me into the Tiger Mother category. YIKES.
We had a German Shepard when I was a little girl... before our love affair with Standard Poodles began. His name was Baron, and he was beautiful, smart, and a great protector. He also had an affection for Krispy Kreme donuts and would regularly run away only to be found at the back door waiting for them to throw out the leftovers...
He also once ate a couch... the entire couch. WHOOPS... needless to say, Mimi was NOT a Tiger Mother.