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Kevin Behan Playing Tug with Big Black Dog

Kevin Playing Tug with Big Black Dog at Rowe
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Published February 18, 2010 by Kevin Behan
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52 responses to “Kevin Behan Playing Tug with Big Black Dog”

  1. Adam says:

    “On the other hand the anxious dog will have a hectic bark and when owner is walking away, be it from post or crate, they actually perceive that the owner is focusing on them and beseeching them to be quiet or assuring them that things are okay” I don’t understand why they perceive this. What is it about their physical memory that causes this perception?

  2. kbehan says:

    When dogs are given too much attention, the natural rising and falling cycle of emotion is constantly being interrupted and dog is arbitrarily being excited. So dog makes the association that interruption = intense excitement and owner attention. Then when the dog is left behind in a crate which by definition is an interruption, he gets intensely excited about the owner and “sees” its owner right at the cusp of its horizon.

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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.
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