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Natural Dog Training Articles


Chillin with her Kill Oct 13 2015 38 Comments
NDT Conference: Learn a new way of Seeing Sep 17 2015 4 Comments
NDT Conference Portland Maine Sep 05 2015 No Comments
NDT Conference Maine Aug 24 2015 No Comments
A Problem Dog has a Physical Not A Mental Problem Aug 23 2015 26 Comments
Tigers and the Center of Gravity Aug 13 2015 No Comments
What Emotion Is, And Isn’t Aug 04 2015 No Comments
Animal Mind as a Charged “Particle” of Consciousness Jul 19 2015 2 Comments
Animals as “Charged Particles” of Consciousness No Comments
The Homunculus Fallacy Jul 14 2015 No Comments
NDT Conference Portland Maine Jul 09 2015 3 Comments
Calming “Signals” are not Intentional Jun 25 2015 3 Comments
SPARCS 2015 Jun 21 2015 2 Comments
Fear and Safety Jun 19 2015 32 Comments
The Connection between Emotion and Hunting Part Two Jun 07 2015 4 Comments
Connection between Emotion and Hunting Jun 06 2015 4 Comments
Aggressive Dog and Core Exercises May 21 2015 15 Comments
Fruit Flies and Fear May 19 2015 2 Comments
Wave Coupling and the Emotional Battery May 18 2015 6 Comments
Gene-Centricity May 08 2015 7 Comments
“The Invaders” Apr 06 2015 1 Comment
Bixie at Work Mar 31 2015 11 Comments
What is “Splitting” Behavior Mar 18 2015 15 Comments
Body Language as a Function of Thermodynamics and the Laws of Motion Mar 13 2015 3 Comments
See Spot Run, and next ………? See Spot Bite Mar 07 2015 No Comments
Prey v. Predator ala the Constructal Law Mar 03 2015 9 Comments
More On The Play Bow Feb 27 2015 18 Comments
Compulsion as a Releaser Feb 25 2015 5 Comments
The Body Does More Than Carry The Head Around Feb 22 2015 No Comments
Bixie At the Ready Feb 18 2015 16 Comments
Biocentrism, Light Eating Sea Slugs, and Emotion Feb 07 2015 2 Comments
What Are We Learning From Animals? (per the NY Times) Jan 31 2015 5 Comments
At the Heart of the Bond; Innate or Transactional? Jan 22 2015 5 Comments
What is the How in the “Play Bow?” Jan 20 2015 16 Comments
So then, why do dogs roll over in play? Jan 16 2015 1 Comment
Theory is Replicable Jan 14 2015 5 Comments
Getting Under The Charge Jan 02 2015 7 Comments
Deer Meets Dog via the Universal Code Dec 14 2014 12 Comments
Viruses and Network Consciousness Dec 04 2014 3 Comments
Abrantes on Stress and Emotional Bonding Nov 25 2014 6 Comments
Infinitesimals and the Self Oct 27 2014 3 Comments
Why Do Dogs Bark On Command? Oct 06 2014 6 Comments
Emotion is a Universal Code Sep 25 2014 4 Comments
Impulse Control in the Hunt 2 Comments
NDT West Presents: Quantum Canine Intro & Master Seminar with Kevin Behan Sep 16 2014 No Comments
Intelligence as a Function of Emotional Capacity Sep 13 2014 8 Comments
Canine Cognition isn’t “Dognition” Sep 11 2014 6 Comments
The “Transparency Challenge” Sep 03 2014 40 Comments
Competition or Friction? Aug 27 2014 9 Comments
Impulse Control and Body Language Aug 19 2014 6 Comments

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.