Rehabilitation of Aggressive Dogs

We specialize in training and healing aggressive dogs, in particular rescue dogs who have aggression towards other dogs and/or people.

There is no case of aggression that is too difficult for us.

In addition to learning and applying the core Natural Dog Training exercises with your dog, you will also gain a deeper understanding of the root of the aggression in your dog, how to recognize difficult environments and situations and how to work constructively and elicit positive behaviors even in stressful times.

Dog Obedience Training

If you are looking for the basics: heel, sit, down and stay, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re starting training for the first time or are a seasoned dog owner, Natural Dog Training can help you build a solid, meaningful relationship with your pet.

We teach old dogs new tricks and start the pups off right!

Weekend Dog Training Retreats

We offer weekend dog training getaways at our farm in beautiful Southern Vermont. Please
call 1 (802) 365-7913 or email us for more information.

Apprenticeship Program

If you’re already a dog trainer or are looking to become one we offer custom dog training apprenticeship packages. You will learn about the theory of Natural Dog Training and how to apply the core Natural Dog Training exercises to everyday training situations. You will work with all types of dogs, from friendly puppies to the very aggressive types (if desired) to understand and appreciate the true nature of the dog.

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.