By Turid Rugaas
Be a calming influence on your dog!
Dogs “talk” to one another and to humans who learn how to read canine posture, facial expressions and movement. They use specific signals in stressful situations they encounter with other dogs and humans. Learn what your dog is communicating with this innovative DVD from Turid Rugaas.
Calming Signals, the DVD, is the companion to her best-selling book On Talking Terms with Dogs. It presents fascinating footage along with detailed explanations of the signals that dogs exhibit when anxious or fearful. Watch as master animal trainer and behavourist, Turid Rugaas, shows dog-to-dog interactions highlighting how they resolve conflict without fighting. You will learn how dogs communicate with one another and how to use many of the same signals in your interactions with dogs.
Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals” which are signals dogs give other dogs and humans that denote stress. These are a dogs attempt to defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. The DVD shows footage of many calming signals, how dogs use them, and how you can use them to calm your dog. This is not a professionally filmed DVD rather one done by dedicated amateur dog people; however, it does a good job of illustrating the canine body language subjects it addresses.
– Become a keen observer of canine behavior at home, in the community and among dogs to get better behavior and build a solid relationship.
– Learn to identify situations that are stressful to your dog so that you can resolve or avoid them.
– Filmed by the author in lovely outdoor settings, see the signals in action while Turid narrates.
Turid Rugaas has been working with dogs for more than forty years. At the end of the 80’s, along with her colleague, she studied, described and systemised “calming signals” in dogs. Her book and videos on the subject in their numerous translations have been, and are, among the best sellers in the specific field, where they constitute recognised points of reference all over the world. The competence and originality of the operative ideas and proposals complement and teach in such a way that Turid Rugaas is sought after for both her complete courses and campus and also for conferences and symposiums in every corner of the world. The message is loud and clear: instruction and “gentle” training based on positive association and exclude those based on the negative.