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On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

Their instincts tell them that it is wrong to approach someone like that. In less than 80 pages, this book motivated me to try calmimg these signals myself. This is one of the signals that is easy to see, especially because they remain standing in the bow position for a few seconds. Dogs may sit down with their backs turned against the owner when he or she sounds too strict or angry.

It can change the whole relationship with your dog. Written in practical, down-to-earth, logical language.

May 20, Michelle rated it really liked it Shelves: Any signal is always returned with a signal. An illustrated conference on canine communication.

Understanding how dogs communicate would greatly calning the number of dog bites in the country. Turid Rugaas describes the calming signals and gives several examples from her experience as a dog trainer. Retrieved from ” https: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The dogs have about 30 calming signals, perhaps even more.

There is an interesting explination about Pitbulls, how the common language of dog communication is bred out of them, but with effort can be taught to any dog that is lacking. Dec 11, Michele rated it it was amazing.


A big paradigm shift occurs when you start noticing the many, many times that your dog says “that makes me feel uncomfortable” or “could you please stop doing that”. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Everyone should read this book. Turid Rugaas offers truly groundbreaking information and allows us a window on dog social behavior as well as the epiphan Everyone should read this book.

Talking to them in their Own language. By telling your dog you are friendly, it does not need to feel insecure in your presence.

Lists with This Book. DVD about calming signals. Its Evolution, Behaviour and Interactions with People. A must read for everyone who has a dog and or works with or interacts with dogs in any capacity, eg through the work place or meeting dogs at friends place. We can often see this when dogs are chasing cats. Just as often, the dog is standing still while bowing and is using the signal to calm someone down. Particularly useful for those of us with nervous or fearful dogs! The information is clear and pictures are used to demonstrate Views Read Edit View history.

So if you just want to see what these rugaa signals are about in a nutshell, this is an informative and affectionate read. Accordingly, dogs communicate with turjd through body motions, such as turning their heads to the other side as a goodwill gesture in greeting between two dogslifting a front paw showing peaceful intentionsyawning Calming signals are genetically inherited canine language used for communicating with each other to maintain healthy social hierarchy, since dogs, like their wolf ancestors, are pack animals dependent on sensory input, such as olfactory, auditory, and visual perceptions.

Forcing dogs to approach each other head on can cause them to feel anxious and defensive, and can eventually result in aggressive behavior like barking and lunging at other dogs.


Calming signals

Learning dog body language is so vital to understanding dogs. People can use this too by lying down if the dog is getting too excited. They will have no communication problems! Some dogs act like puppies, jumping around and act silly, throwing sticks around, etc.

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After a project where Turid and a colleague observed dogs carefully, recording their behaviour on video and in photographs, she became well-known around the world for her work on the calming signals. Might be seen when puppy play gets too rough. According to Rugaas, the following is a list of some typical situations that dogs are naturally uncomfortable with and try to communicate their discomfort with calming signals.

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I am inspired and sad in the same time! When people or other dogs seem angry, aggressive or threatening, one of these variations of the signal may be seen. When you bend over a dog to stroke him, he will turn his head away from you.

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas

Sniffing the ground is a frequently used signal. Calming signals are well explained, and the photos illustrating various dog behaviors are very helpful. This is partly a hunting behavior and is triggered by the sight of a running calmiing or dog.

Calming Signals, she shares with us her insights on the fascinating world of communication between dogs, as well as dogs and their owners. I’d say that it is easy to follow and understand. Let the dog walk in a curve around a meeting dog!