Quantum Canine 'Trip to the Vet' Part II

Kevin and Trisha continue to discuss a vet visit from the perception of your pet, plus Kevin gives tips on what you should look for when you’re searching for a veterinarian.

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Published July 30, 2009 by Kevin Behan
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3 responses to “Quantum Canine 'Trip to the Vet' Part II”

  1. Sundog Fitz says:

    Feeling in control or choosing the pain makes pain more manageable and even preferable to externally imposed pain. I wonder if is similar to what drives an anorexic. Although I have never been anorexic and I know very little of the disease (so all due respect to anyone who has or is more informed) I have always heard that not eating is one way they can feel in control of their emotional pain;they experience hunger and even dehydration which can be physically painful, but it is the pain they choose to focus on and conquering that pain becomes a self reinforcing reward.

  2. Sundog Fitz says:

    In the video I heard you say that “change is danger” and I have also heard you say that stasis is death (the ultimate danger). So if a flow dynamic is what a dog is always striving for, wouldn’t change be safe? I am sure this is a paradox rather than an outright contradiction but I just don’t get it?

  3. Kevin Behan says:

    Good question. Change without grounding is danger. Stasis is death. Change + grounding = flow, and that’s what the animal mind wants.

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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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