March 31, 2017 – April 2, 2017
22 Kings Highway
Rowe, MA 01367
Whether you have a dog in your life or simply want to learn more about our species’ best friend, join renowned expert Kevin Behan and discover how a dog communicates with its body.
What does a dog need? Love, play, food, shelter? These are important, but what a dog truly needs, says Kevin, is to be part of a team. Everything in a dog’s life is secondary to the dynamic emotional rapport it feels when it’s part of a team. How can you help to make that happen? Communication is essential, and much of the dog’s communicating occurs through its body language.
Join Kevin, the innovative creator of Natural Dog Training and author of Your Dog Is Your Mirror, and discover why paying attention to a dog’s body language — its tail set and facial expressions, how it moves, how it deports — can help you relate to each other more closely as teammates. You’ll learn not only from Kevin’s discussions, photos, and videos, but also from watching him interact freely with his dog, providing you with a model for better understanding your own dog or other dogs when you return home.
This workshop is the sequel to Kevin’s workshop “In Touch With Your Dog.” It is not necessary to have participated in that workshop in order to take this one.
Kevin Behan has been training dogs for 50 years and is recognized as the nation’s foremost expert on the rehabilitation of aggressive and problem dogs. It’s in his blood: His father founded and trained dogs in the K-9 Corps in WWII and was the first American to train dogs for hospitals, police units, and retail stores. Kevin trained his first dog when he was 10 and started his own kennel in 1981. Using unique techniques, he has trained hundreds of police, protection, and border-control dogs, as well as thousands of America’s pets. He has written Natural Dog Training and Your Dog is Your Mirror.
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.|