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Emotion as Bedrock of the Mind Nov 06 2017 7 Comments
Emo-Thermo Conference Oct 25 2017 4 Comments
The Hunting Connection Jul 11 2017 3 Comments
Stump A Chump Part Two Re: “Heat Pack” Jun 30 2017 7 Comments
Does a “Heat Pack” Prove Dominance? Jun 28 2017 16 Comments
Thermodynamics and Cooperation Jun 23 2017 6 Comments
Does Your Dog Love You? Apr 08 2017 6 Comments
Is Victoria Stilwell Becoming an NDT-er? Apr 05 2017 2 Comments
Spring Rowe Conference: 3/31 – 4/2 Feb 10 2017 No Comments
Play Bow Continued Feb 04 2017 9 Comments
Why Is Play Bow Inviting? Jan 24 2017 67 Comments
The Settled Science of Dominance in Dogs Dec 26 2016 1 Comment
Episodic versus Physical Memory Dec 12 2016 5 Comments
Emotional Projection and a “Theory-of-Body” (T-O-B) Oct 29 2016 4 Comments
Why dogs roll in smelly things update Oct 14 2016 5 Comments
Emotional Projection Oct 11 2016 No Comments
Rowe NDT Training Session: Nov 11-13 Sep 05 2016 No Comments
Zeke: The Mayor of Portland Aug 17 2016 14 Comments
The Social Dynamic, Thoughts or a Feeling of Flow? Jul 14 2016 No Comments
Ahead of the Curve Jul 12 2016 1 Comment
The Dominance Debate Jul 08 2016 4 Comments
Emotional Projection and the Mind 1 Comment
Blue Skies, Nothing But Blue Skies, Jun 23 2016 No Comments
Perspective Taking? Jun 12 2016 No Comments
Do Dogs Understand Fairness? May 12 2016 1 Comment
Why Does NDT Use Food? May 06 2016 2 Comments
Bixie Finds a Bone May 02 2016 2 Comments
Feedback Is A Circle Apr 26 2016 No Comments
Faith is a Four-Legged Dog Apr 16 2016 9 Comments
The Doberman, Friendliness and Health Mar 30 2016 3 Comments
See “Buttermilk” Run Mar 25 2016 2 Comments
Inner Vision Mar 21 2016 5 Comments
The Nature of Information Mar 13 2016 1 Comment
“Memory Hackers” and Network Consciousness Feb 11 2016 4 Comments
Aborigines, Dingoes and NDT Jan 26 2016 4 Comments
Seeing Through the Lens of the Immediate-Moment Jan 24 2016 No Comments
Why Dogs Play Jan 23 2016 19 Comments
“How Dogs Work” Part Two Jan 07 2016 9 Comments
Emotional Momentum Jan 03 2016 5 Comments
Review of “How Dogs Work” – Part One Dec 22 2015 6 Comments
Why Do Dogs Shake? Nov 19 2015 13 Comments
Nov 6-8 Rowe NDT Training Seminar Oct 19 2015 No Comments
Chillin with her Kill Oct 13 2015 38 Comments
NDT Conference: Learn a new way of Seeing Sep 17 2015 4 Comments
NDT Conference Portland Maine Sep 05 2015 No Comments
NDT Conference Maine Aug 24 2015 No Comments
A Problem Dog has a Physical Not A Mental Problem Aug 23 2015 25 Comments
Tigers and the Center of Gravity Aug 13 2015 No Comments
What Emotion Is, And Isn’t Aug 04 2015 No Comments
Animal Mind as a Charged “Particle” of Consciousness Jul 19 2015 2 Comments

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.