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Three Day Workshop this April in Orlando

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Kevin Behan’s Natural Dog Training

April 11 – 13th  |  Orlando, Florida


*Update: this event has currently reached capacity!
For questions, please email Kim at* 

NDT is pleased to head to Florida for another conference this spring! On April 11-13, a three-day workshop will take place in Orlando, Flordia, where you can participate in an intensive seminar with your own dog or a rescue from the Animal Haven.

In addition, IHWN will host a lecture Wednesday, April 9th from 6:30-9:30pm with Kevin Behan, where you can learn more about the theory of Natural Dog Training, and how the methodology will garner a deeper understanding of the inner workings of man’s best friend.

For more information on the lecture and workshop, please contact Kim Kapes at 407.697.9324 or


Published March 31, 2014 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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