Downward Dog: Restorative Exercises for Dogs & Their Humans: Nov 15-17


Rowe Center Seminar Presenters

Downward Dog: Restorative Exercises for Dogs and Their Humans

November 15-17, 2013

Rowe Camp & Conference Center
22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 01367


Natural Dog Training is pleased to be returning to the Rowe Center for another seminar. With the increasing popularity of the restorative yoga practices, a discussion has naturally begun on its benefits for man’s best friend. Join Kevin Behan in this unique conference, where he will discuss how his training exercises, developed to heal a dog’s aggression and for obedience training, truly does correlate to practices and techniques in yoga. Attendees of the conference will not only get an interesting look at training techniques, but will also gain a better understanding of why Natural Dog Training employs these methods. For more information, please visit the Rowe Center at To register, please call 413-339-4954, or email info[at]


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Published September 19, 2013 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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