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Kevin Behan’s Upcoming Book to Be Published in January 2011

This January, New World Library will be releasing Kevin’s second book, “Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves”. It is currently available for pre-order online, on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major booksellers.

About the Book

“Man’s best friend” is more than a phrase to Kevin Behan. He adheres to a persuasive, experience-based belief that dogs feel what we feel. This, he writes, is how a dog “knows” its place and what it must do to get along — not through the currently popular theories of dominance hierarchies or treat reinforcements. By contrast, Behan’s provocative model emphasizes what dog and man have in common. Though human and canine do not share thoughts, instincts, or genes, in this book Behan shows that they do share a primal consciousness driven by the energy of emotion. Humans evolved by using their heads, but domesticated dogs evolved by reading our hearts. So dogs don’t respond to their owners based on what their owners think, say, or do; they respond to what the owner feels. In this way, Behan shows in Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions. No surprise to dog-owners, “no one knows you like your dog”.

About the Publisher

New World Library publishes books and audios that inspire and challenge us to improve the quality of our lives and our world. The ultimate goal of the company is “a sweeping one: personal and planetary transformation — awakening both individual consciousness and global social potential by publishing inspirational and practical materials in spirituality, personal growth, and other related areas”.

New World Library features some other impressive authors, including Marc Beckoff, Ian Dunbar, Deepak Chopra and Joseph Campbell. Kevin and the Natural Dog Training camp are incredibly excited to be a part of this distinguished list of authors.

Visit their website, follow them on their blog, and check out their social media sites, all at NewWorldLibrary.com.

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Published November 24, 2010 by Kevin Behan
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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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