Kevin Behan has been training dogs for 50 years and is recognized as the nation’s foremost expert on the rehabilitation of aggressive and problem dogs. It’s in his blood: His father founded and trained dogs in the K-9 Corps in WWII and was the first American to train dogs for hospitals, police units, and retail stores. Kevin trained his first dog when he was 10 and started his own kennel in 1981. Using unique techniques, he has trained hundreds of police, protection, and border-control dogs, as well as thousands of America’s pets. He has written Natural Dog Training and Your Dog is Your Mirror.
In Touch with Your Dog: How Getting Physical Helps Dogs Get Calm
Date(s) - November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Learn the “physics” of being physical with your dog, from a master trainer who knows what your dog really needs in order to be a calm companion.
In 50 years as a successful dog trainer, Kevin has closely observed dogs as physical and emotional beings. Like humans, he says, dogs can feel cut off from their core physical being. The dog who snaps at his owner, chews on everything in sight, or acts aggressively is reacting to an environment he perceives as standing between him and his vital physical being — his need to be in contact with things. On the other hand (or paw), when a dog learns to make contact and gratify his need to be physical, the dog becomes a calm companion — and people do, too. Kevin’s exercises illuminate the physics of how your dog makes contact, and they also help support the physical balance of interactions between dogs and people. Your dog is likely to behave better because he or she definitely will feel better. We welcome you and your canine best friend to experience this very special weekend.