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for anyone who wishes to understand and be understood by their dog read "ON TALKING TERMS WITH DOGS CALMING SIGNALS" by Turid Rugaas
My wife and I are stunned at the impact this has had on our dogs and us, and simply cannot believe this has not been studied or made known till recent times. Absolutely incredible, it has changed forever how we communicate with our dogs.It is a language every dog world wide is born with and understands.
We were able to calm our IS, who was getting quite aggitated at a show, with a simple turn of the head and yawn, he completely relaxed and sat down calm in seconds.
I attended a Turid seminar many years ago, but didn't discover anything new to me, but I'd already had the pleasure of studying the behaviour of a feral dog pack over an extended period of time, so learned a great deal about how they communicate with each other. It is something every dog owner should be aware of, as so many conflicts between dog and human occur when we misunderstand their responses and they are not fully understanding what we are requiring from them. My study certainly changed the way I interact with dogs, and how I teach dogs. I would recommend Turid's book (and seminars) to anyway who would find this to be of interest.
Here is a link to her website:
and this is a link to a site where Turid runs some of her UK seminars
I always do what my dogs tell me!
Seriously , I will get a copy.I found this on you tube:
Well, it looks like i found my xmas gift for myself and my dogs!
I'm definetely going to order it!
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