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Jenya Chernoff Oct 04, 2009

Jenya Chernoff and Laszlo
Kevin’s philosophy isn’t about “fixing” the dog, it’s about fixing the dog-human relationship. It holds that only through cooperation with and nurture of the dog’s true nature that we can have a fulfilled dog-human relationship–an idea that I think lies at the heart of a human evolution towards truly understanding animals.

Sang Koh Sep 13, 2009

Sang Koh and Roxy

Kevin is an anomaly. A rare mix of forthright honesty, quiet strength, and deep contemplation. The type of person few of us ever have the privilege to run across in our lives. I came to him to help me with my aggressive dog. And I left with a better understanding of not just them, but myself as well…

Neil Sattin Jun 09, 2009

nolalyingdown4jpgI found Kevin Behan in my quest to help my dog, Nola, overcome her aggression towards other dogs, since no ‘traditional’ method of dealing with the problem had worked. Kevin’s Natural Dog Training methods transformed not only Nola’s behavior, but also my entire way of understanding the canine world…

David Bober Jun 01, 2009

Kevin’s impact on how I am living with and raising Spencer has been transformative. I brought him a troubled and confused dog and through a natural and organic process he enabled Spencer to channel his energy into becomming a confident, grounded, balanced, and happy dog.

Angelique Lee

My experience with Kevin and his Natural Dog Training method has been groundbreaking, influencing the work I am able to do with animals. He is an asset to the dog training community and dog owners worldwide.

Lee Charles Kelley

Lee Charles Kelley Dog Trainer and Novelist New York, New York Website: Visit Lee Kelley’s Website About 15 years ago I was looking for a training method that didn’t cause dogs physical and emotional distress and came across Kevin’s book, Natural Dog Training. Dogs are energized by (these methods) and really, really love them. I’ve […]

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.