Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves Audiobook, by Kevin Behan Play Audiobook Sample

Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves Audiobook

Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves Audiobook, by Kevin Behan Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781713547211

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Longest Chapter Length:

53:25 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

10:34 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:38 minutes

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Publisher Description

In Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes a radical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog’s behavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by our emotion. The dog doesn’t respond to its owner based on what the owner thinks, says, or does; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogs can actually put people back in touch with their own emotions.

Behan was originally trained under the dominance theory by his father, John Behan, one of the first in America to make dog training a career. But he eventually came to believe that what made the modern dog trainable was not the dominance hierarchy but the dog’s ability to work as a cooperative group member in the hunt. This ability then evolved into an emotional capacity that perfectly complements human emotion.

Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected more profoundly than has ever been imagined — by heart — and that this approach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs’ most inscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opens the door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhaps a whole new understanding of ourselves.

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“Behan challenges us to look deeper, to examine the dog’s behavior as an emotional reflection of its owner, revealing our own unresolved issues…This book will forever change your relationship with your dog, and you will never look at your dog in the same way again.”

— Kyra Sundance, author of 101 Ways to Do More with Your Dog 


  • “Beautifully written and deeply engrossing, Your Dog Is Your Mirror is destined to change the way we think about dogs.”

    — Lee Charles Kelly, dog trainer and mystery novelist
  • “A very thought-provoking book…The age-old adage that no one knows you like your dog clearly rings true. I learned a lot from this wide-ranging and unique book.”

    — Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals

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About Kevin Behan

Kevin Behan, author of Natural Dog Training, is a veteran dog trainer and one of the nation’s foremost experts on dog rehabilitation.

About Patrick Lawlor

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.