Tag Archives: understanding dogs

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.

How Well Do Dogs and Humans Understand Each Other? (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on: November 16, 2015 - No Comments

How much do dogs really comprehend us? Lots of work at dog cognition centers around the world are attempting to grasp how much dogs really know.

How Well Do Our Dogs Understand Us? (Part 1 of 2)

Posted on: November 10, 2015 - No Comments

So, how much do dogs know? Humans have lived side-by-side with dogs for thousands of years, yet even today this big question continues to baffle science – even as dogs have become family members.

Doggie See, Doggie Do

Posted on: June 11, 2014 - No Comments

Do you ever feel like your dog is a copycat? A new study shows that dogs can imitate human behavior for up to ten minutes after it has happened. Prior to this study, only apes and humans had been shown to demonstrate this ability, one that requires a high degree of cognition. The researchers were Read More

What I’m Trying to Say

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Positively Contributor and Colorado-based VSPDT Louisa Morrissey discusses dog body language and communication, and how you can better understand what your dog is trying to tell you.

Developing a Common Language to Set Our Dogs Up to Succeed

Posted on: February 12, 2014 - No Comments

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” ― Mark Twain As a writer, I strive to find the perfect word to communicate exactly what I want to say. Someone can trip, tumble, or slip, and even though those words mean that the Read More