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Rowe NDT Training Session: Nov 11-13 Sep 05, 2016

In Touch with Your Dog: How Getting Physical Helps Dogs Get Calm Rowe Camp and Conference Center November 11 – 13th, 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 needs in order to be a calm companion. Register […]

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. […]

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 www.rowecenter.org 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 […]

Seminar: Journey to the Heart of the Dog – Rowe, MA Mar 17, 2010

Click to Register Online Now the subject of increased scientific inquiry, the connection between dogs and human beings is far more profound than ever imagined. Dogs are the only animal to integrate themselves into every aspect of human existence. Dogs know us “by heart”—this is what bonds humans and dogs and each dog to its […]

Kevin Behan Playing Tug with Big Black Dog Feb 18, 2010

Kevin Playing Tug with Big Black Dog at Rowe

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 […]

Rowe Seminar – Journey to the Heart Jun 01, 2009

Kevin Behan and the NDT staff delivered a great seminar at Rowe! The weekend started out with discussion about theory, personal reflection on pets and some simple training ideas. The rest of the weekend was a mixture of hands-on training in the field, as well as more in-depth information on Kevin’s theory. The Spring Rowe […]

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.