November 11 – 13th, 2016
22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 01367
Learn the “physics” of being physical with your dog, from a master trainer who knows what your dog needs in order to be a calm companion.
In 50 years as a successful dog trainer, Kevin has closely observed dogs as physical and emotional beings. Like humans, he says, dogs can feel cut off from their core physical being. The dog who snaps at his owner, chews on everything in sight, or acts aggressively is reacting to an environment he perceives as standing between him and his vital physical being — his need to be in contact with things.
On the other hand, when a dog learns to make contact and gratify his need to be physical, the dog becomes a calm companion — and people do, too. Kevin’s exercises illuminate the physics of how your dog makes contact, and they also help support the physical balance of interactions between dogs and people. Your dog is likely to behave better because he or she definitely will feel better.
We welcome you and your canine best friend to experience this very special weekend.
A variety of packages are available for this two-day event, from housing to meal options. To calculate your registration for the event, please click here.
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.|