Emotional Projection is a Trans-species Form of Communication

Mother dog adopts kittens

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Published May 20, 2010 by Kevin Behan
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5 responses to “Emotional Projection is a Trans-species Form of Communication”

  1. Rudy's Mom says:

    Love this. Good Moms who nurture no matter what or who are found everywhere.

  2. Christine says:

    Fabulous! Just warms the cockles of your little heart doesn’t it dearies! lol

  3. Christine says:

    Ah yes, I’ll take a double-shot, if you please!

  4. christine randolph says:

    apparently individual animals with a strong mothering instict will even adopt and nurture, build a nest etc. for an inanimate object of appropriate size

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Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin Behan

In Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.
  Natural Dog Training is about how dogs see the world and what this means in regards to training. The first part of this book presents a new theory for the social behavior of canines, featuring the drive to hunt, not the pack instincts, as seminal to canine behavior. The second part reinterprets how dogs actually learn. The third section presents exercises and handling techniques to put this theory into practice with a puppy. The final section sets forth a training program with a special emphasis on coming when called.
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