On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals Paperback – Dec 1 2005
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In contrast, OTTWD produced an immediate "Ah ha!" reaction, and I reread it occasionally as much to renew the sense of inspiration as to glean more information from its scant pages. (As other reviewers have pointed out, there are other, far more exhaustive treatments of the vocabulary of dogs -- such as those by Roger Abrantes and Stanley Coren.)
I had barely finished reading the author's first, rather sketchy, case-study (which describes the role of her dog, Vesla, in communicating with the client's dog -- a recurring theme throughout) when I started to think about a pair of Border Collie mixes, Amelia and Cinder, at our shelter.
They are as close to feral as any dogs I've ever been around. We suspect they grew up from puppies as junkyard dogs. Among the dozens of our all-volunteer staff who have tried to befriend them, only three of the most empathetic, female volunteers have progressed to the point where they can leash them for a walk. Amelia and Cinder always responded to me by barking and retreating, even though I already knew to avoid assertive body posture, eye contact, use of my deep, male voice, etc. I eventually quit trying to connect with them.
The possibility that Ms. Rugaas opened for me was to use another dog as an intermediary. I decided to enlist the services of Mercedes, a young, high-strung, female Pit Bull that I was already teaching basic obedience.Read more ›
the basic of this book is to tell us that dogs have their own language. the author has spent 1.5 years studying this 'dog language' and has compiled them here as 'calming signals'. ie she has listed those signals that dogs show when trying to calm things down.
she would list all the signals in a chapter. describing each and giving an example on when they're used.
the next chapter gives a few case studies. this is followed by a chapter about stress on dogs and how knowing these calming signals can help such dogs that are in stress.
what is suggested is that we learn these signals, so that we can see how how dogs interact with others. also, it will also allow is to calm our dogs or other dogs with these signals.
very useful information for people who interact with dogs. it's a short book and easy to read, so it'd be good to have the knowledge to better interact with dogs.
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Astonishingly insightful and exciting. It's like your dog suddenly has subtitles, explaining what its behaviors mean!Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
is good easy to understand and the most important it has pictures to ilustred what it is explaining very good !!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
As an animal shelter volunteer, this is the book I recommend to all employes and new volunteers. Learn how to communicate better with dogs - your dog(s) and also understand... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Wilff
I recieved the book on Talking Terms with Dogs. Calming Signals with in 2 days of ordering it. Thank You.Published 4 months ago by Renate Alkan