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I work with dogs and hang out with dogs all day. Most dogs on here are currently being housed at BARC(Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition), where I have been working since 9/11. BARC is a privately owned no-kill animal shelter located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, NY. The facility can comfortably house a maximum of 25 dogs w/ individual runs. Most dogs we get, are either strays from the street, owner surrendered due to financial/personal difficulties and some, due to the new NY housing/landlord lease policies. We also rescue dogs from city pounds and kill shelters.


** Checkout this teaser trailer for my long overdue documentary about some BARC dogs. I have filmed over 200++ dogs as they come through BARC and find new homes, over the course of 6 years. Its quite difficult to put all this dogs life in one 46 minute documentary, but it will eventually happen.

email me for other questions: ropstyle@gmail.com


Check out my dog ORBIT doing back-to-back tricks. I rescued him from the ACC in Harlem in may of 2001, when he was about 8 months old. I have a series of pictures of him doing his deed to about 30 different landmark attractions around the US when my band took him on a 2 month tour of America. He has some amazing shots of pooping on the lawn across from where JFK got shot, him peeing on the gates of Graceland, him locked up inside the kennel of Disneyworld and riding the tram. I'm going to scan them and post it soon.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

- The Monks of New Skete

The Monks of New Skete are well known in the dog community for breeding and training their own breed of shepherds called the New Skete Shepherds. They raise and train them in their monastery located in Cambridge, New York, where they live among a monastic community that abides by the Eastern Orthodox Church traditions. Their approach to training dogs lies in more attitude than method, they believe that there has to be an underlying attitude that is present in an owner's relationship with their dog that carries through, regardless of what type of training they are doing with the dog. The Monks have published 2 books on the subject of training dogs, How to be Your Dog's Best Friend and The Art of Raising a Puppy, both best sellers and both full of insights in properly choosing and raising any breed into your own liking. They also published a meditation photo book called I & Dog, which illustrates the spiritual dimensions of the dog-human relationship.

The Monks also made a 3 DVD series on training your dog and they also offer a 4 week training course in their monastery for anyone interested in bringing their dogs to be trained by them.

more info here:
Monks of New Skete Dog Training

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