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Join us for an evening with Kevin Behan:

Monday, July 25th, 2011

7:30 – 9:00 pm

at the Westport Public Library in Westport, CT

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Does your dog have a behavior issue that is a total puzzlement to you and does not seem to change no matter what your dog trainer does?

Kevin Behan, dog trainer and author of Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves offers a new way of thinking about your dog’s actions. He will be on hand at the Westport Public Library July 25th to discuss how a dog’s behavior, emotion, and cognition are driven by our emotions. A dog’s very purpose in our lives may be to reveal the core emotions we have lost touch with, and many problematic behaviors that develop in dogs can be resolved through this understanding of dog cognition. Plus, you’ll also get the chance to learn more about his inspiration for the book.

If you’d like to RSVP or share this event, feel free to do so on the Facebook page. Also visit the library’s website for more information. We look forward to seeing you!


Published May 31, 2011 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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