Salon Series: Author Kevin Behan this Sunday

Sunday, December 4th


2:00 - 4:00 pm


at the Duxbury Free Library in Duxbury, MA


 

In Your Dog is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves, Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog's behavior and emotion, indeed it's very cognition, are driven by our emotions. The dog doesn't respond to its owner based on 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. Meet author and dog trainer Behan who will discuss this concept and read from his book.

This program is presented in cooperation with Westwinds Bookhop, which will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing. Free tickets are required for this event and will be available two weeks in advance at the circulation desk at the Library and and at Westwinds.


 

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Published December 2, 2011 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.