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April 11th Mark Twain Library Event

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Mark Twain Library Event: Your Dog Is Your Mirror

Wednesday, April 11th

7:30 pm

Mark Twain Library

Redding, Connecticut


Join Kevin Behan and the Mark Twain Library April 11th at 7:30pm. The event is located in Redding, Connecticut, where Kevin grew up on his parent’s farm, and where his father founded his kennel, Canine College. Kevin’s upbringing, father’s training regimens, and relationship with his family is discussed in his book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror, – all important elements to how he came to view dogs and people’s relationships with their pets.

Kevin’s presentation at the event will discuss his theory and book in more detail, which was just released in paperback, and be followed by discussion with the audience and light refreshments. Please make a reservation for the event by signing up via the sign-up sheet at the Circulation Desk, or by calling the library at 203-938-2545. The program is sponsored by the Mark Twain Library Program Committee.


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Mark Twain Library

439 Redding Road
Redding, CT 06896

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Published March 30, 2012 by Kevin Behan
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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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