We cannot help K9s in the long run without addressing dog behavior and our relationship with dogs. In the course of looking for a training method that works and deeply honors the true nature of dogs, we came across Kevin Behan’s Natural Dog Training (NDT). I think many people naturally do the right things regarding their dogs, but as far as training and rehabilitation goes, Natural Dog Training may be the way of the future.
What Natural Dog Training is NOT -> NOT based on Dominance and Submission, NOT a derivation of positive (R+) training methods, clicker training, NOT just a basic obedience regimen.
Learn to achieve harmony and balance -Resolve aggression and problem behaviors – Teach coming when called, sit-stay-down and more. This method of training really works in a real life every day run of the mill home.
The book Natural Dog Training is again available – in it’s original version. This is a good page to check out and this video is an audio of the back cover text with some images. I hope to make it available on our Helping K9s Natural Dog Training site.
What Natural Dog Training is NOT
NOT based on Dominance and Submission
NOT a derivation of positive (R+) training methods, clicker training
NOT just a basic obedience regimen
Learn to achieve harmony and balance
Resolve aggression and problem behaviors
Teach coming when called, sit-stay-down and more
Excellent Approach to Developing a Strong and Reliable Companion
This method of training really works in a real life every day run of the mill home. It is presented in a clear, concise easy to understand way that explains the theory, gives examples and provides easy to follow step by step directions while addressing a variety of issues that may apply to you and your dog. … This book is the only book you need to raise the best companion you will ever have.
Mind Blowing Perspective
This book has changed the way I look at and understand my dogs. This isn’t the kind of book you can read in one weekend – I find that I need time for the ideas and theories to soak in fully, then I will re-read again. Even if you don’t intend to train your dog using Behan’s methods, the dog training community should be giving credence to his understanding of dogs and how they feel.
Natural Dog Training
A New Theory for the social organization of dogs (and animals)
A training method that works with your dogs energy, rather than against it
A paradigm shift in the way we look at animals, our relationships with our pets and in understanding nature
Kevin Behan grew up training dogs alongside his father, John Behan , one of the Nation’s first professional, family dog trainers.
Kevin developed the Natural Dog Training theory after noticing the similarities between how well behaved and orchestrated wolves hunt in a group and the cooperation required in high drive police dog work.
Kevin has worked with thousands of dogs throughout his long career, operating his own boarding and training kennel in Connecticut as well as advanced training for security, protection training and police dog work for K9 units and hospital security.
Along with delivering hundreds of lectures and seminars on obedience, training and the theory of Natural Dog Training, Kevin specializes in working with aggressive dogs and their rehabilitation, saving hundreds of dogs from being put to sleep.
Currently Kevin is working on a new book, training dogs (and people) in beautiful Southern Vermont.