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DogPAC is hosting a number of seminars to introduce Kevin Behan's Natural Dog Training, an approach emphasizing ways to understand and connect with our dogs to achieve cooperation instead of conflict.
This webinar will be given by NDT West co-founder Jenya Chernoff, a protege of Kevin’s, who has studied Natural Dog Training and Immediate Moment Theory for over a decade.
Here is a tidbit of the core essentials:
"There’s so much emphasis today on giving dogs mental stimulation, physical exercise, play dates, hiking groups, and tons of early and on-going training, but what is getting lost in all this activity is the notion of emotional rapport. Rapport isn’t trained or learned, it is developed. In the canine mind, rapport emerges by being part of a team. I call my method “Natural” because it understands the dog’s nature as a group hunter. A dog doesn’t work for pride in accomplishment, to earn respect from a leader, praise, rewards or even play or positive experiences. A dog wants to be part of a team. Everything in a dog’s life is secondary to this social drive. If a dog doesn’t have rapport, they have problems.” -Kevin Behan