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Review of “Your Dog Is Your Mirror” Aug 23, 2011

When I wrote “Your Dog Is Your Mirror” I tried to anticipate critiques and “preload” a rebuttal into my argument. Unfortunately from my point of view, but fortunately for the readers’ that would have made the book too long and have even changed its focus. It turns out one can’t write defensively, the main thing […]

Interesting Commentary on “Your Dog Is Your Mirror” Aug 22, 2011

The following is a review from yingyanghouse.com. ~ Your Dog is Your Mirror: the emotional capacity of our dogs and ourselves, by Kevin Behan, New World Library Review  by Judith Poole Behan’s book first came to my attention when I heard him being interviewed on a PBS station. His premise caught my attention and the […]

Listen to Kevin Behan on Vermont Public Radio Feb 19, 2011

Missed the interview on VPR on Thursday? Head to Vermont Public Radio’s website for an archived episode. Listen to stories about Kevin’s training experiences that led him to the theory, Hear him address callers’ questions about their dog’s behavior, And learn more about his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror. Thanks to all who […]

Stay up-to-date with NDT in the New Year! Dec 31, 2010

Over the last year or so, we’ve been pleased to be able to grow the NDT community over our various social media channels. We’re happy to announce our newest installment, the Your Dog Is Your Mirror Facebook page. Visit the page by clicking here. We certainly will not neglect the growing community at the main […]

Book Of The Month Club Nov 22, 2010

One of the things I would like to do is teach dog owners to be critical readers in terms of an energy theory by exploring some of the popular and well received literature on dogs so that they can recognize a contradiction, anomaly and inconsistency when they find one. Often these are revealed immediately in […]

Check Out Lee's Latest Blog Jul 31, 2010

At the risk of sounding like a mutual admiration society, (but if we don’t who will?) Lee has eloquently and concisely articulated virtually the breadth of the discussion of evolution, consciousness, and the phenomenon of the modern family dog in one article. Again, we’re not saying that dog’s aren’t intelligent, we’re exploring the possibility of […]

Emotional Projection is a Trans-species Form of Communication May 20, 2010

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Athens Stray Dogs Participate in Protests May 13, 2010

Interesting news story from NPR shows strays dogs in Athens, Greece, participating in the local protests. What are your thought about what’s going on here? Athens Stay Dogs Mingle At Protest Rallies

Conference Call with Kevin Behan and Neil Sattin Wednesday, April 14th, at 8pm EST Apr 08, 2010

Neill Sattin will be hosting a conference call with Kevin Behan.  Ask a question “live”  and hear more about Kevin’s new book – “Your Dog Is Your Mirror”.  The call is going to be on Wednesday, April 14th, at 8pm EST. Follow the link to Neil Sattin’s website to Signup!

John "War Jack" Behan Apr 01, 2010

Link to the Hoosick Township Historical Society “A Local War Dog Connection” featuring Kevin’s father John Behan.

Dog Predicts Earthquake Caught on Camera Jan 12, 2010

I can say that the ability of a dog to feel an earthquake before it happens, often hours, is the same capacity of a dog to feel an impending epileptic seizure or diabetic attack in an owner, hours before it happens. Its sense of continuum is picked up through its balance circuitry and when there […]

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.