Dogs are constantly telling everyone around them how they feel and what their intentions are. They live in family groups and really want a life without conflict. To accomplish this they have a large number of signals that they display to communicate that everything is friendly and cool.

It’s important for you to recognizing these calming signals so that you can understand what’s going on when dogs get together and what they are telling y0u. Many people necessarily are concerned over situations that seem negative, when in reality all the dogs involved are actually working it out just fine.

In this episode I’ll teach you what to look out for and how to recognize the various calming signals so that you have a much better idea of what your dog is feeling and communicating.

In this episode

1:55  What understanding calming signals will do for you

3:10  The dog pack dynamic

5:05  What happens in a wild wolf pack

6:30  Why dog’s use calming signals

9:00  What dog’s do when they are ready to fight

11:30  What are the most common calming signals

17:20  Common puppy calming signal

20:46  What calming signals mean

24:01  What to do when your dog gives you a calming signal

26:22  A great book on dog calming signals


Canine Body Language by Brenda Aloff

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