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Listen to the Q&A with Neil Sattin, Kevin Behan and Your Questions! May 08, 2010

Neil Sattin of the Natural Dog Blog recently hosted a conference call with Kevin Behan. As he had mentioned in an earlier interview, he wanted to provide owners with the opportunity to speak directly with Kevin to get their most important questions answered. Below is an excerpt from Neil’s site about the conference: “We had […]

Neil Sattin Interviews Kevin Behan Apr 16, 2010

For those familiar with NDT, you probably know Neil Sattin – a dog trainer based in Portland, Maine who specializes in the Natural Dog Training techniques. He came to train with Kevin years ago, with his aggressive dog Nola. What started as a few sessions, turned into an apprenticeship, and Neil has since become a […]

Conference Call with Kevin Behan and Neil Sattin Wednesday, April 14th, at 8pm EST Apr 08, 2010

Neill Sattin will be hosting a conference call with Kevin Behan.  Ask a question “live”  and hear more about Kevin’s new book – “Your Dog Is Your Mirror”.  The call is going to be on Wednesday, April 14th, at 8pm EST. Follow the link to Neil Sattin’s website to Signup!

Do Dogs Have A Nature? Sep 25, 2009

It’s interesting to read the reviews and comments on Neil’s DVD as well as the assortment of critiques offered on the web in regards to how other thinkers on dogs perceive Natural Dog Training. It strikes me that our respective arguments aren’t intersecting, that we’re not actually making intellectual contact. Some seem to be saying […]

Review of Neil Sattin's DVD Review Sep 21, 2009

Since I’m of course interested in how the marketplace receives Neil Sattin’s DVD treatment of Natural Dog Training, below is a link to a recent review which I’m excerpting at length in this article. Here is the link to Reno Mostly Dogs Review of Natural Dog Training The purpose of this article is to review […]

Neil Sattin Jun 09, 2009

nolalyingdown4jpgI found Kevin Behan in my quest to help my dog, Nola, overcome her aggression towards other dogs, since no ‘traditional’ method of dealing with the problem had worked. Kevin’s Natural Dog Training methods transformed not only Nola’s behavior, but also my entire way of understanding the canine world…

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.