Tag Archives: dog body language

How to keep your dog happy and stress free whilst at a dog show

Posted on: May 23, 2017 - No Comments

Family dog shows can be wonderful events to attend. They are great places to meet up with friends, spend time around lots of other dogs, show your own dog off and hopefully win some rosettes. Some dogs really enjoy these events and walk round the show ring with a relaxed body, bright eyes and a Read More

Consent: It’s Not Just for People!

Posted on: February 7, 2017 - 1 Comment

Consent is a right of every living being. We expect to be asked prior to being touched. But we give consent to strangers to touch our dogs without asking the dog.

Striving for Fear-Free Interactions in All Dog Care Fields

Posted on: June 21, 2016 - No Comments

Every dog behavior professional keeps a mental list of other dog care professionals such as dog walkers, pet sitters, boarding facilities, groomers, etc. that meet their own personal care standards. Those standards will likely mirror their own philosophy of how dogs should be treated. Those who practice behavior modification with modern scientific-based methods in their Read More

Parts vs. Whole: Truly Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Posted on: December 3, 2015 - No Comments

I have been seeing too many people misinterpreting a dog’s communication resulting in confused and worried dogs, frustrated humans, and sometimes even a dog bite.

Does Your Dog Really Love That Activity?

Posted on: June 19, 2015 - 9 Comments

There is perhaps no greater experience than participating in an activity with your dog that satisfies you both. The bonding experience created is unparalleled.

Becoming a Bite-Free Nation

Posted on: May 19, 2015 - 3 Comments

This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The purpose of this week is twofold: to bring awareness to the problem AND to provide information on how to prevent dog bites from happening to you and those you love.

Understanding Dog Play

Posted on: January 18, 2014 - 3 Comments

All too often, dog owners misread the language of dogs interacting with one another. Whether it's incorrectly defining innocent play as dangerous fighting or taking too lightly what is actually aggressive behavior, it is important to learn what dogs are saying to each other through their play. Dog-to-dog play is a series of active and Read More

Canine Body Language

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Because dogs don't speak our language, the only way to truly comprehend and communicate with them is for us to understand and appreciate what they are telling us through their body and vocal language. Often, gestures or actions that we assume mean one thing are actually the dog telling us the exact opposite, and determining Read More

Understanding Dogs

Posted on: January 15, 2014 - No Comments

The first and most important step to building a strong, healthy relationship with our dogs is to truly understand how they think, feel and learn. Thanks to the ongoing advances in the scientific community, our understanding of our canine companions is constantly evolving, providing us the opportunity to look deep inside the dog’s mind and Read More