Keynote Speaker at BMDCNV Annual Meeting – April 28th


Please join Kevin Behan as the Keynote Speaker for the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley

Sunday, April 28th


To be held at the Holiday Inn Boxborough

242 Adams Pl  Boxborough, MA 01719

Cost: $35; includes buffet and speaker ticket


Kevin Behan will join the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley’s Annual Meeting this April to discuss the views he has developed over his 20+ years as a trainer, his successful methods of training to work with your dog’s energy, rather than fighting against it, plus his accounts about the most infamous and amazing Berner he has known!

RSVP and ticket details are available here:

The Annual Meeting will celebrate the BMDCNV’s very Special Bernese Mountain Dogs and their achievements with the presentation of Title Awards, presentation of The Shelley Tyre Award and review of Club’s activities and their members’ contributions during our 31st year.

Tickets for Buffet Lunch and Kevin’s presenting will be $35. Dogs will be allowed to attend quietly at your side at the conclusion of the Buffet.

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Published February 23, 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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