Br. Christopher and Sandro

Here at New Skete we offer a course in AKC (American Kennel Club) type obedience, incorporating the values of our monastic environment with the teaching of standard exercises both on and off leash. We also help owners with any behavioral difficulties they may mention to us.

​The course runs 2.5 weeks, and includes:

•    Boarding
•    Exercise
•    Daily training
•    Remote collar
•    Final interview with demo and hands-on by owner
•    Training report for continued education at home written specifically for your dog

Our aim is to make it possible for owners to include their dogs fully in their lives, to help them realize the dream of what such a relationship can be.     

Our method, described at length in our books, How To Be Your Dog's Best Friend, The Art of Raising a Puppy, and Divine Canine, employs a philosophy of praise, fairness, and discipline, set against a background of patience, repetition, and dedication.     

Additionally, we have stayed current with the latest advances in training methodology and have incorporated the gentle use of remote collars.  We use them on very low levels (usually lower than a human can feel in their own hand) as a way to communicate with the dog.
  • let's go
  • heel
  • sit
  • stay
  • wait
  • down
  • come
  • off
  • leave it
  • ​place

Basic Obedience 

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  3. Who will train my dog?
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Our training

Our guarantee and cost of training

Our technique and  philosophy

What can I expect when my dog is trained at New Skete?

Our training is guaranteed for the life of your dog.
The program includes follow up to insure your happiness and success.    
We are always available to help dogs that have completed our training.

The cost for training is $2995.00 + NYS sales tax.   If you are interested in enrolling your dog in the program, please complete the webform.  We need to have your application electronically on record in order to keep track of your dog's place on our waiting list.