By Turid Rugaas
Turid Rugaas reads dogs, providing the key to interpret their language: vocal, body, and calming signals and she encourages us to adapt to theirs to avoid problems and get on better together. The charming and characteristic presentation skills of Turid Rugaas have been enriched with images on file from filming done worldwide by our team.
“When you watch wolves on a bison hunt you see the small signals that they are giving each other. They are so small that you would not think it was possible to catch them, but they do… and they know exactly what to do. One of the biggest mistakes we people make is to use these “huge neon letters” when we are talking to dogs… we have to learn to get down to the “talking level of dogs” and talk to them in such a way that they can understand us without getting stressed because we overdo things so much.” Turid Rugaas.
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.