Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Dog Behavior: “Your Dog is Your Mirror,” by Kevin Behan — on the “My Doggie Says…” Show

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Kevin Behan is a long-time dog behavior expert.  On the “My Doggie Says…” show, he talked about his noe book: “Your Dog is Your Mirror.”

Kevin Behan on the “My Doggie Says…” Show:

 

Kevin Behan, dog behavior expert,  grew up on his parent’s farm in rural Connecticut immersed in a landscape of natural beauty and surrounded by dogs. Kevin’s father, John Behan, founded Canine College, trained dogs in the Canine Corps in WWII and was the first in America to train protection dogs for hospitals, police units, and even retail stores such as Macy’s. Kevin worked in his father’s kennel where he encountered every possible type of dog exhibiting every type of behavior. Consequently, Kevin grew up without judgment about dog behavior, even aggression, as everything dogs did was taken as a matter of course.

Kevin trained his first dog, a poodle named Onyx, at age ten. As Kevin matured, so did his ideas about his experiences and the behaviors he witnessed. By carefully watching the workings of nature, Kevin began to see that what made the modern dog adaptable and trainable was not the dominance hierarchy, as taught to him by his father, but the dog’s ability to work as a cooperative group member in the hunt. Influenced by European police dog trainers and a German shepherding sage named Mannel, Kevin’s theories and techniques came together in the 1980′s as Natural Dog Training. Kevin then started his own kennel, Canine Arts, in Brookfield, Connecticut and published his first book, Natural Dog Training in 1992. Using techniques totally unique, Kevin has trained hundreds of police, protection, and border control dogs, as well as thousands of America’s pets. He has become the nation’s foremost expert on the rehabilitation of aggressive and problem dogs, which is now where he concentrates most of his work. A seasoned lecturer and seminar host, Kevin’s presentations go well beyond the training of dogs and into the very core of canine behavior. He has pioneered the Natural Dog Training movement with his articles and theories on energy, the linkage between dogs and emotion, prey vs. predator model, as well as instrumental training techniques like pushing and eye contact.

Kevin now lives with his family on their 60-acre farm in beautiful Southern Vermont. His second book, Your Dog is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves is now available in bookstores and online. He also actively participates in readers’ comments and conversations on the NDT site. Follow the Discussions here.

Learn more about Kevin’s work by clicking here.

Using Pets’ Experiences to Teach Young Children: A Podcast with Susan Stoltz

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Susan Stoltz is writing a series of books aimed at children of ages 3-6.  The “Sharkey The Dog” series teaches kids through the experience of pets.  The first book in the series is “Sharkey Meets Kittyhead.”  Listen as Susan describes how she believes the experience of pets can make some concepts more understandable for kids.

 

For each book in the series an organization benefiting animals will be chosen to receive 50% of all net profits. This decision was made after Sharkey’s overdose by a pharmacist and the realization that the very best thing Sharkey and Susan can do, rather than fight big business and insurance companies, is to be a positive influence and try to help other animals in need. The organization chosen will be featured with a page in the book to give others information about how they can help.

Click here to learn more about the “Sharkey The Dog” project.

Expert Advice for Living With and Loving Dogs: Liz Palika on the “My Doggie Says…” Show: Podcast

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Liz Palika is the author of over fifty pet books, including “A Dog in the House: Experts offer Advice for Living with (and Loving) Dogs,” “Puppy Love,” “The Howell Book of Dogs,” “The Ultimate Pet Food Guide,” and “All Dogs Need Some Training.”

Hear Liz on the “My Doggie Says…” radio show on KFNX 1100, in Phoenix.

 

Hear Ted Kerasote on the “My Doggie Says…” Radio Show

Monday, January 31st, 2011

We’re traveling, so this week’s broadcast will be a replay of our January 5, interview with Ted Kerasote.   Listen to Ted talk about his new book — and dog — “Pukka: The Pup After Merle.”

Listen live in Phoenix, at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time, on KFNX-1100, or listen to the streaming at www.1100kfnx.com.

“Pukka: The Pup After Merle” and “Why Dogs Die Young” with Ted Kerasote: Podcast

Friday, January 7th, 2011

As usual, Ted Kerasote  shares his heart-felt feelings for his dogs — especially Pukka, the Pup after Merle.  This new book is a photo journey through the shared life of Ted and Pukka.  Lots of terrific photos and lots of entertaining stories told by Ted in this interview.  It also peppered with great ideas about dog training — especially training a puppy.

Ted also talks about his current project, a new book titled “Why Dogs Die Young and What to Do About It.”

You won’t want to miss this fun conversation with Ted Kerasote, one of the most popular authors of dog books!

Here’s a link to Ted’s photo-filled web site.

 

Talk with Ted Kerasote this Wednesday, January 5, on the “My Doggie Says…” Radio Show

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Ted Kerasote, author of “Merle’s Door” and “Pukka: The Pup After Merle,” will be the guest Wednesday night, on the “My Doggie Says…” radio talk show.  Tune in at 8:00 PM Mountain Time to KFNX-1100, in Phoenix, or listen live to the streaming audio at www.1100kfnx.com.

This will be Ted’s second appearance on the show.  He has delightful ways of thinking about his dogs and telling insightful stories about them, so be sure to tune in!  It’s sure to be a great lesson in dog bonding.

To talk to Ted, call (602) 277-KFNX, or, toll free, (866) 536-1100.

Click here for more information about Ted’s latest book, “Pukka.”

How Dogs Can Help to Heal People

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Our guest tomorrow night, on the “My Doggie Says…” radio talk show will be Jane Miller, author of “Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives.”

The “My Doggie Says” show will help you gain a deeper appreciation for “Man’s Best Friend.” The show is broadcast live from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights, on KFNX 1100, Phoenix. It is streamed live on www.1100kfnx.com.”Fred interviews dog whisperers, dog trainers, dog psychologists, authors of dog books, and experts on all aspects of dogs and dog behavior and dog nature. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Go to the iTunes store, click on “Podcast,” and search for “My Doggie Says…”

To call the program and join the discussion, call (602) 277-KFNX, or outside of Phoenix, call 1 (866) 536-1100.  If you participate in the program, you will receive a free copy of the “Dog Appreciation Lessons” CD.

Click here to learn more about Jane Miller and her book “Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs and their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives.”

When Did Man and Dog First Form Their Partnership?

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Jonathan Franklin, author of “The Wolf in the Parlor,” has re-written the narrative about the long-time relationship between Man and Dog. Conventional wisdom has Man domesticating the Dog somewhere around 6,000 years ago. But Jon Franklin, through extensive research, has shown that Man didn’t really “domesticate” the Dog. Instead, approximately 12,000 years ago, Man and the Wolf evolved simultaneously into a partnership in which Dog (the evolved Wolf) took on the responsibility of guarding over Man, and Man accepted the responsibility for the care and feeding of Dog. At the same time — archeological records show — Man’s brain mass decreased by about 10% (because he didn’t have to guard the fort at night) and Dog’s brain mass decreased by about 20% (because he didn’t have to scavenge for food). It’s a fascinating story, well told. It truly explains the warm psychological bond between Man and Dog.

 

What’s in a Dog’s Mind?

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Alexandra Horowitz, author of “Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know,” describes her research on “dog cognition.” Hear Alexandra’s extremely interesting insights into what life is like for a dog. Anyone who has tried to write from a dog’s point of view, for example, has had to deal with this. An interesting insight: That lick on the face you get from your dog when you return home may not be an expression of friendliness; it may be checking to see if you found food on today’s hunt!

 

The “My Doggie Says” show helps listeners gain a deeper appreciation for Man’s Best Friend.  The show is broadcast live from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights, on KFNX 1100, Phoenix. It is streamed live on www.1100kfnx.com. Host Fred Haney interviews dog whisperers, dog trainers, authors of dog books, and experts on all aspects of dogs and dog behavior and dog nature. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Go to the iTunes store, click on “Podcast,” and search for “My Doggie Says…”

Check out the dog-relationship books written by all of the authors who have appeared on the “My Doggie Says…” show: http://mydoggiesays.com/?page_id=1479

Holistic Health Care for Your Dog: A Podcast

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Valerie Wood, author of “Breakfasts with Buster,” did a lot of research to develop her own holistic health care approach for her dog, Buster. Working with her vet, Valerie was able to make dietary changes, in conjunction with alternative therapies, like acupuncture, to prolong Buster’s life for a year. In the book, Valerie shares the treatment protocols, provides insights about general health and nutrition, and provides an incredible resource for cancers specific to animals.

 

The “My Doggie Says…” show helps listeners gain a deeper appreciation for “Man’s Best Friend.” The show is broadcast live from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday nights, on KFNX 1100, Phoenix. It is streamed live on www.1100kfnx.com. Host Fred Haney interviews dog whisperers, dog trainers, authors of dog books, and experts on all aspects of dogs and dog behavior and dog nature. The show is also available as a podcast on iTunes. Go to the iTunes store, click on “Podcast,” and search for “My Doggie Says…”

Check out the dog-relationship books written by all of the authors who have appeared on the “My Doggie Says…” show: http://mydoggiesays.com/?page_id=1479

Also, remember to take our on-line poll: “How does your dog show affection for you?”

And…keep an eye out for the new CD, “Dog Appreciation Lessons: Humor and Wisdom from People Who Love Dogs.” Coming soon on this site! It’s all about dog-bonding.