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Keynote Speaker at BMDCNV Annual Meeting – April 28th Feb 23, 2013

  Please join Kevin Behan as the Keynote Speaker for the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba Valley Sunday, April 28th 10:00am To be held at the Holiday Inn Boxborough 242 Adams Pl  Boxborough, MA 01719 Cost: $35; includes buffet and speaker ticket RSVP Here Kevin Behan will join the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of Nashoba […]

Tonight! Whelden Memorial Library Event in Barnstable, MA Apr 18, 2012

Whelden Memorial Library Event: Your Dog Is Your Mirror Wednesday, April 18th 6:00 – 9:00 pm Whelden Memorial Library 2401 Meetinghouse Way West Barnstable, MA   Sign up is requested. Please call the library at 508-362-2262.   Join Kevin Behan and the Whelden Library April 18th at 6:00pm to hear Kevin discuss his book, Your Dog Is […]

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, […]

May 10-13: NDT Workshop for Canine Assisted Response & Canine Assisted Therapies Feb 07, 2012

  Join NDT and State of Indiana K-9 Assisted Crisis Response for the   Natural Dog Training Workshop for Canine Assisted Response & Canine Assisted Therapies   CAMP ATTERBURY Edinburgh, IN May 10-13, 2012   Kevin Behan, founder of Natural Dog Training, will be conducting a seminar and workshop for dogs and handlers at Camp Atterbury […]

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. […]

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 […]

October 23 – 25 Seminar: Journey to the Heart of the Dog Oct 04, 2009

The connection between dogs and human beings is far more profound than ever imagined. The only animal to integrate themselves into every aspect of human existence, dogs know us “by heart.” Learn what bonds humans and dogs and each dog to its owner. Thinking is what separates our two species; feelings are what we have […]

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.