Kevin is an anomaly. A rare mix of forthright honesty, quiet strength, and deep contemplation. The type of person few of us ever have the privilege to run across in our lives. I came to him to help me with my aggressive dog. And I left with a better understanding of not just them, but myself as well. He is a rare voice of reason amidst all the noise, static and confusion of not just the dog training population, but the world in general.
The time my dogs and I were able to spend with him was a true gift. Not only has he helped my dogs get back in touch with their own confidence and power, allowing them to be calmer and happier, – he helped me do the same. Kevin doesn’t “fix” problems and behaviors. He re-establishes the connection and trust between dog and human. And through that reconnection, he opens the gateway to allowing our dogs to be the best thing they can be. Themselves.
Books about Natural Dog Training by Kevin BehanIn 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.|