In “Your Dog Is Your Mirror” I observe that everything we say about dogs, that they are faithful, devoted, courageous, steadfast, persistent, we likewise say about heart as well. In short we say that dogs are all heart because we know that dogs are heart, from the lion hearts to the soft hearts. However the ways of the heart are all its own, heart knows no reason, it cannot be tamed, conditioned, desensitized, trained or dominated. This site is dedicated to learning these ways and I believe that any step taken in that direction, no matter how small, can ultimately lead to amazing transformations in both dog and human. If a reader would like to contribute such a story, please feel free here however the story need not be a grand “Ta Da” epic of arrival. Rather, I think those first inklings and the sense of awakening to the nature of the dog are especially valuable for each of us in our own particular journey back to the ways of our heart.
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.|