Dear Friends at New Skete,

We thoroughly enjoyed the "Art of Living with Your Dog" conference.  Thank you for the depth of knowledge and understanding which you made so readily available to us.  Thank you for your gracious hospitality.  We felt entirely welcome and at ease.  Thank you for all the hard work and logistical considerations that resulted in a seamless, well-coordinated conference.  Thank you for the preparation that went into the excellent presentations.  And thank you for feeding us so well!

Your friends in Kentucky
Gwen & Richard

Photos from past Art of Living with Your Dog Seminars

Price per person is $495.

Price includes all seminar materials, snacks and lunches.  Does not include accommodations.

Optional dinner at the monks’ table: $65 donation.  Space is limited.  Those participating will be split between Friday's and Saturday’s evening meals.

A $150 non-refundable non-transferable deposit will hold your place for the 3-day seminar.   The balance of your seminar fee and any optional meal is due 60 days prior to the event. If fee is not paid on time you may forfeit your enrollment, including your deposit.

All cancellations must be in writing. For cancellations no less than 45 days before the seminar - 50% of refundable portion of the fee returned. No less than 21 days before the course - 25% of refundable portion of fee returned.  Cancellations 20 days or less before the seminar - no refunds.  A written note back from New Skete will confirm your cancellation. Your cancellation is not valid without a confirmation of receipt.

This policy applies to participants who must withdraw for any reason, including but not limited to injury, illness, emergency and personal or work-related reasons. This policy is without exception.

No portion of the seminar fee is transferable to another person or seminar.

Please leave your dog(s) home.  The brothers' dogs are part of the program.  There is ample time to interact with the New Skete German Shepherds.

Space is limited.  Register early by clicking here!

Information to assist you with travel arrangements will be emailed to you upon receipt of registrations.

Agenda - subject to change

6:15 PM Wood Fired Pizza Bake in Cambridge   

9:30 AM    Guest Arrival/Light Breakfast
10:15 AM    Welcome - Br. Christopher
10:30 AM    What is New Skete? - Br. Marc
11:45 AM    The New Skete Philosophy of Living with Dogs - Br. Christopher
​12:30 PM    Lunch
1:30 PM    Grooming Demo
2:00 PM Tour of Churches - Br. Stavros
2:30 PM    Why German Shepherds? - Br. Luke
3:15 PM    Tour of Kennels
5:00 PM    Vespers (Guests welcome to stay)    

8:30 AM    Guest Arrival/ Light breakfast
9:30 AM    Not Just Another Puppy
- Br. Luke
10:45 AM    Puppy Socialization: The First Eight Weeks and Beyond
- Br. Luke
11:30 AM    Free Time
12:00 PM Lunch
​1:30 PM    The Art of Living with Your Dog: How to Live Intentionally with Your Dog and to Have the Dog of Your Dreams - Br. Christopher
3:45 PM    Round table discussion
5:00 PM    Vespers (Guests welcome to stay) 

10:00 AM    Divine Liturgy & Coffee Hour 
12:00 PM    Spiritual Dimension in the Human/Dog Relationship
- Br. Christopher 
1:30 PM    Lunch and Book Signing
​2:30 PM    Q & A Session

May 18 to 21, 2017
​Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar - Register Now.

​June 13 - 17, 2017
E-Collar Workshop - Register here

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Join the Monks of New Skete as they share their philosophy on living with dogs in this 3-day seminar at their monastery.

May 18 to 21, 2017

The Art of Living with Your Dog Seminar