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Natural Dog Training Workshop Nov. 4th Oct 06, 2012

Kevin Behan of Natural Dog Training and author of Your Dog Is Your Mirror is pleased to be conducting a seminar at the New York Open Center! Sunday, November 4th 10:00am – 5:30pm New York Open Center 22 E. 30th Street New York, NY 10016 Ph: 212.219.2527 Open Heart Members: $120 / Non-members $130   […]

April 11th Mark Twain Library Event Mar 30, 2012

Join us  for the Mark Twain Library Event: Your Dog Is Your Mirror Wednesday, April 11th 7:30 pm Mark Twain Library Redding, Connecticut marktwainlibrary.org   Join Kevin Behan and the Mark Twain Library April 11th at 7:30pm. The event is located in Redding, Connecticut, where Kevin grew up on his parent’s farm, and where his […]

April 28th – Gentle Spirit Farm Seminar Mar 28, 2012

Gentle Spirit Farm Presents Your Dog Is Your Mirror Seminar Saturday, April 28th 1:00 – 4:00 pm The Academy of Dog Training Newark, Delaware   Come meet Kevin Behan, one of the nation’s foremost leaders in dog rehabilitation, and author of Your Dog Is Your Mirror and Natural Dog Training. With thirty years of experience, […]

Your Dog Is Your Mirror Arrives in Paperback! Mar 24, 2012

Your Dog Is Your Mirror is now available in paperback! Purchase your copies via these booksellers below.   Amazon.com   |   Barnes & Noble   |   Indie Bound     Reviews   “Just finished reading Your Dog is Your Mirror, which I had picked up to find out why my pit bull barked at and […]

Northampton Book Signing Rescheduled to Jan 28th Jan 23, 2012

Join author Kevin Behan for a discussion about his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves. Learn how Behan came to understand the true nature of dogs and his unique approach to training, plus hear stories of his long training career and the dogs who’ve helped him form his […]

Jan 21st Book Discussion & Signing Dec 30, 2011

Join author Kevin Behan for a discussion about his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves. Learn how Behan came to understand the true nature of dogs and his unique approach to training, plus hear stories of his long training career and the dogs who’ve helped him […]

Salon Series: Author Kevin Behan this Sunday Dec 02, 2011

Sunday, December 4th 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Duxbury Free Library in Duxbury, MA   In Your Dog is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves, Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed it’s very cognition, are driven by our emotions. […]

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 […]

Colorado Public Radio Interview Jul 30, 2011

Listen to Kevin Behan August 4th, 6:30pm MST on Colorado Public Radio www.krfcfm.org   Kevin Behan joins host Jill Reynolds on Colorado Public Radio to discuss his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror, and his unique theory of canine behavior. This will be part one of their discussion, and part two will air later […]

Kevin Behan on NPR’s On Point Tomorrow, June 2nd Jun 01, 2011

Kevin will be talking to Tom Ashbrook tomorrow, June 2nd, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EST on NPR’s On Point program. Call in to ask your questions, live, and hear more about the theory behind his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror. How can you listen in? Click here! Call 800-423-8255 to ask […]

Who Knows You Better than Your Dog? May 31, 2011

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 .  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 […]

Your Thoughts on ‘Your Dog Is Your Mirror’ Mar 17, 2011

As you get further along in your reading of Your Dog Is Your Mirror, or as you turn that last page of the book, we would like to create a section on the NDT site where you can discuss your thoughts about the material. It could be about a story, an ‘a-ha’ moment, or simply […]

Upcoming Radio Interviews Mar 10, 2011

We hope you’ve enjoyed the recent radio interviews featuring Kevin Behan, which has included NHPR’s Word of Mouth, VPR, the Namaste Show, and others. Many thanks to the hosts and programs for inviting us on! There are also more interviews this week and the following. Please tune in to these upcoming shows: –Friday, March 11th […]

Brattleboro Book Signing March 4th Feb 28, 2011

Join Kevin Behan in Vermont this Friday, March 4th at 6:30 pm Location: Everyone’s Books Brattleboro, VT www.everyonesbks.com On Friday, March 4th at 6:30 pm, local author and renowned dog trainer Kevin Behan will be in store to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror:The Emotional Capacity of Our […]

Walks with Dogs Feb 26, 2011

Renowned Local Trainer Publishes New Book by Becky Karush of the Brattleboro Reformer; February 2011 What if Sir Isaac Newton had owned a dog? What if this brilliant mathematician, who secluded himself in his small dark rooms for days on end, discerning the very principles that govern nature, had to leave his equations to take […]

Kevin Behan Radio Interview on Word of Mouth, NHPR Feb 24, 2011

A big thank you to Virginia Prescott and the Word of Mouth program for a great show on Thursday, February 24th. During the interview, Kevin talks a bit more about the owner and her dog that was introduced in the preface of his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror. He also addresses some great […]

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 […]

February Book Signing Events for Your Dog Is Your Mirror Feb 05, 2011

Friday, February 18th, 2011 7:00 – 8:00 pm Northshire Bookstore Manchester, VT www.northshire.com For his first book signings of Your Dog Is Your Mirror, Kevin Behan will be at Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, Vermont on Friday, February 18th. From 7:00 – 8:00 pm, he will be discussing his unique model of canine behavior, and what […]

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 […]

Heart To Heart: Stories of Transformation Dec 22, 2010

In “Your Dog Is Your Mirror” I observe that everything we say about dogs, that they are faithful, devoted, courageous, steadfast, persistent, we likewise say about heart as well. In short we say that dogs are all heart because we know that dogs are heart, from the lion hearts to the soft hearts. However the […]

Kevin Behan’s Upcoming Book to Be Published in January 2011 Nov 24, 2010

This January, New World Library will be releasing Kevin’s second book, “Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves”. It is currently available for pre-order online, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major booksellers. About the Book “Man’s best friend” is more than a phrase to Kevin Behan. He […]

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.