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

October 31, 2020
Your Dog Is Your Mirror: The Emotional Capacity of Our Dogs and Ourselves

In Your Dog Is Your Mirror, dog trainer Kevin Behan proposes aradical new model for understanding canine behavior: a dog'sbehavior and emotion, indeed its very cognition, are driven by ouremotion. The dog doesn't respond to what the owner thinks, says, ordoes; it responds to what the owner feels. And in this way, dogscan actually put people back in touch with their own emotions.Behan demonstrates that dogs and humans are connected moreprofoundly than has ever been imagined; by heart; and that thisapproach to dog cognition can help us understand many of dogs' mostinscrutable behaviors. This groundbreaking, provocative book opensthe door to a whole new understanding between species, and perhapsa whole new understanding of ourselves.