May 22 – 25, 2014
Join us in Southern Indiana to learn some of the very basics of dog training, – all based from the Natural Dog Training methodology. Kevin Behan and team will be available May 22 – 25th in a hands-on training environment to show you the ins and outs of reliably eliciting obedience from your K-9 partner. Skills taught include: supple to down; come despite distractions; stay in place; in sync with multiple dogs; crating, and more.
The first day is an optional no-cost day for participants wanting an introduction to the Natural Dog Training method and its five core exercises, which will include a lecture and basic training steps with you and/or your dog in preparation of the seminar. The following days’ lessons will be more in-depth teaching on these exercises. While not necessary, attending the first day’s lecture and training series is advisable, so you and your dog can jump right in and get the most experience from the seminar.
For more information and to register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you once again to the Indiana K-9 Crisis Response Team, and to Pet Partners for sponsoring this event!
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.|