First Off Lead Play With Soft-Natured Dog

This is pretty self-explanatory. I took the sable GSD for a walk on a long lead, and then Cousy showed up and I tested them with my leash held tight knowing that if things didn’t go well, there was no possibility for a fight since Cousy would simply leave. But as I expected, the GSD was able to feel potential energy and went by smell and so after they made traits, I got my camera up and running. Also, there is a puddle that serves as a “midpoint” a safe time out zone, and around which the dogs can revolve and return to if it gets too intense. This is part of the elaboration process from a static load/overload, to a steady state manner of moving energy, i.e. Temperament as a circle.


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Published September 5, 2011 by Kevin Behan
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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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