On Friday, March 4th at 6:30 pm, local author and renowned dog trainer Kevin Behan will be in store to discuss and sign copies of his new book, Your Dog Is Your Mirror:The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves.
“Your Dog Is Your Mirror is a very thought-provoking book that will force you to reconsider who we are and who dogs are and why we are so attracted to one another. Kevin Behan calls upon his extensive experience with our best friends and makes the important point that in the emotional interactions between dogs and humans, it’s not the human reading the human in the animal but the animal reading the animal in the human. Whether you agree with Kevin’s provocative theories or not, the age-old adage that no one knows you like your dog clearly rings true. I learned a lot from this wide-ranging and unique book.”
— Marc Bekoff, University of Colorado, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals and The Animal Manifesto.
“I can’t recommend this book enough, as it challenges the reader to open their mind and shift how they view their dog and themselves. It challenges current paradigms and can at times evoke very emotional responses. Whether you believe you know all there is to know about dogs already, or you just got your first dog and want to know more about them, it really doesn’t matter… you’ll get exactly what you need from it.”
“Behan has a flair for illustrations and a keen wit, both of which make this a most enjoyable read. ‘Your Dog is Your Mirror’ is more than a book, it is a well-written and thought-provoking journey, not just through the author’s life with dogs, but through the vast reaches and inner workings of the universe. Put this on the top of your ‘To Read’ list.”
“Highly recommended to anyone that feels there is more than meets the eye when it comes to the relationship we have with our dogs.”
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.|