The relationship between dogs and humans began over 40,000 years ago when our ancestors and our dog's ancestors hunted woolly mammoths together.
We didn't dominate our dogs or use positive reinforcements to motivate them. We were hunting partners. We were on the same wavelength, in tune with Nature and with one another.
What's most important to dogs now? Getting rewards for good behavior? Being dominated? No. Dogs want to feel emotionally connected to us, and to feel like they're part of a team.
Natural Dog Training, created by Kevin Behan, is the only training system I've found that enables you and your dog to feel connected on that deepest level. And once your dog feels that connection, obedience comes naturally.
Lee Charles Kelley
Dog Trainer in New York City, NY
I've been training dogs professionally since 1989 when my dog Charlie got a steady gig on Late Night with David Letterman as "Charlie the Bubble-Eating Dog."
In 2009 I was asked by Psychology Today to write about dogs for their website. In the next 4 years, I wrote over 100 science-based articles on canine behavior and learning, working alongside other experts like Dr. Marc Bekoff and Dr. Stanley Coren, getting nearly half-a-million views.
Now, after 30 years of working with dogs, I'm no longer interested in exerting control over them or reinforcing their behavior problems one at a time. I'm only interested in attaining emotional resonance. That's because when you have that kind of attunement you automatically have control, and your dog's behaviors will reinforce themselves. Contact me today for more information!