“Huuney” has discovered that it’s better to receive than to give. In other words, it feels better to be the object-of-attraction and absorb the other dog’s energy, than to be at the predator polarity and transmit energy to the other dog. This guarantees social behavior because acting prey-like softens “Luke’s” tension and rather than getting stuck in the load/overload—-friction/making-dynamic (pack instincts), it allows them to play emotional ping/pong, the high frequency of flip/flopping back and forth then “magnetizes” Luke and raises his emotional capacity. Huuney, having learned that being the object-of-attraction feels better than being the predator, can thus hold back her predatory impulses WITHOUT building up a charge. Because she feels sensually aroused to Luke, she presses in on Luke when he drifts away in order to trigger his predatory impulses, and then she absorbs these by acting prey-like. Because she is so conductive this smoothes out Luke’s load/overloading behavior so that all sound between them begins to dissipate as they come into emotional syncopation. Emotional synchronization resolves unresolved emotion. In other words, rather than going by the particulars of how her physical memories of unresolved emotion were acquired (dog fights), her physical center-of-gravity now serves as an emotional center of gravity between them and she becomes his emotional counterbalance (this is clear to see in the “weightlessness” of her body movements as Huuney is aligning her body around the way Luke is aligned around his forequarters). How did she gain this awareness? By learning how to go through these same steps with a human being.
Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin BehanIn 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.|