Natural Dog Training Conference

Nov 6-8 Rowe NDT Training Seminar Oct 19, 2015

In Touch with Your Dog: How Getting Physical Helps Dogs Get Calm Rowe Camp and Conference Center November 6 – 8th, 2016 22 Kings Highway Rowe, MA 01367 Learn the “physics” of being physical with your dog, from a master trainer who knows what your dog really needs in order to be a calm companion. […]

From Head to Heart: Obedience Skills the Natural Dog Training Way Feb 24, 2014

May 22 – 25, 2014 Ninevah, Indiana   Join us in Southern Indiana to learn some of the very basics of dog training, – all based from the Natural Dog Training methodology. Kevin Behan and team will be available  May 22 – 25th in a hands-on training environment to show you the ins and outs […]

Downward Dog: Restorative Exercises for Dogs & Their Humans: Nov 15-17 Sep 19, 2013

Rowe Center Seminar Presenters Downward Dog: Restorative Exercises for Dogs and Their Humans November 15-17, 2013 Rowe Camp & Conference Center 22 Kings Highway Rowe, MA 01367   Natural Dog Training is pleased to be returning to the Rowe Center for another seminar. With the increasing popularity of the restorative yoga practices, a discussion […]

First Note On Natural Dog Training Conference in Indiana Aug 29, 2013

There’s much I have to say about my experiences at the first annual Natural Dog Training Conference in Battleground, Indiana but first THANK YOU. THANK YOU to Dr. Jean Marie Thompson for putting the idea and the event together. THANK YOU to the entire Indiana Indiana K-9 Assisted Crisis Response team (Scott, Tim, Carol, Angie, […]

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.