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NDT Conference Portland Maine

I’m excited to be presenting the NDT model and method on the beautiful coast of Maine on my favorite time of year, early fall. Thanks to Leah Twitchell of the Evolved Dog for organizing this event and we both would appreciate your attendance and/or best wishes for the weather to come through in all its potential glory for that time of year. If your dog begins to learn the five core exercises, he/she will be the happiest and hardest working dog in Portland, Maine.

Here’s the link for registration.


Published July 9, 2015 by Kevin Behan
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3 responses to “NDT Conference Portland Maine”

  1. Alise says:

    This is great news! Do you know what time you plan to start on Saturday? I’m trying to work out the timing. Thanks.

  2. Kevin Behan says:

    Usually we start around 9am, if sooner will post the details, thanks for your interest,

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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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