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New Seminar Launches with NDT West Jul 17, 2014

Join us September 27 – October 1st Cornelius, Oregon quantumcaninewest.wordpress.com NDT is proud to head to the west coast this September for an event organized by the NDT West group. Set on a private farm an hour from downtown Portland, this conference will consist of two sessions: an introduction of the Natural Dog Training theory […]

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 […]

Natural Dog Training at Battleground, Indiana in August Feb 24, 2013

August 22 – 25, 2013 Join Kevin Behan in Battleground, Indiana for four days of exciting training and exposure to the Natural Dog Training theory and techniques. This is a special conference for people affiliated with Natural Dog Training and members of the Indiana Crisis Response Team. From Thursday August 22nd, to Sunday, August 25th, […]

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 […]

Natural Dog Training Workshop Nov. 4th Oct 06, 2012

Kevin Behan of Natural Dog Training and author of Your Dog Is Your Mirror is pleased to be conducting a seminar at the New York Open Center! Sunday, November 4th 10:00am – 5:30pm New York Open Center 22 E. 30th Street New York, NY 10016 Ph: 212.219.2527 Open Heart Members: $120 / Non-members $130   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.