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On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals Kindle Edition
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Invaluable! The insightful observations of Turid Rugaas can help all of us have a deeper and more meaningful relationship with our dogs. This beautifully illustrated book belongs in the home of dog lovers everywhere. --Patricia B. McConnell, Ph.D. author, The Other End of the Leash, Cautious Canine, Feeling Outnumbered and more
I personally owe Turid a great debt because her work validated my observations that dogs are trying very hard to talk to us. This book was my guide and added amazing volume to my knowledge base. Her book provided the confidence to continue watching and interpreting. What a lovely gift! --Brenda Aloff author of Aggression In Dogs and Canine Body Language, A Photographic Guide --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B003URRK44
- Publisher : Dogwise Publishing; 2nd edition (January 1, 2006)
- Publication date : January 1, 2006
- Language : English
- File size : 4850 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 78 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #90,799 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In these books, the author clearly explains how to communicate gently, lovingly, and effectively with your dog so that you always stay in a totally kind and loving state of mind and never get annoyed or feel any need to "correct" or "discipline". Gently and lovingly giving signals in the dog's own language (and, perhaps even more importantly, listening to the dog and letting the dog know that you are listening) is far more effective and pleasant than any other dog "training" approach I've ever heard about or tried.
Although I kind of knew many of these things before (and thought I was doing pretty well with Beau), I definitely learned new things and became much more deeply and consistently aware, attentive, mindful, and committed. It made a world of difference in Beau's "manners" and our well-being. I can't recommend these books enough for people with dogs, even if they are fairly well behaved already. In just a few days, Beau went from "pretty good once he's had enough exercise" to "complete angel" and it makes our walks so much more enjoyable for us both (not to mention all the geese, ducks, squirrels, other dogs, and other people we encounter on our walks).
However, the book does not provide the reader with more in-depth knowledge on the calming signals on the grounds of scientific terms; rather it is more of a pamphlet introducing the basic concepts of the calming signals. In fact, this book of less than 100 pages recounts the author’s personal experience with her beloved dog Vesla, who had been her faithful and effective assistant in helping other dogs’ behavioral problems solved, in her close observation of their calming signals expressed and exchanged. It is needless to say that such personal experience saturated with her firm conviction in positive training of dogs is deemed highly valuable and thus contributes significantly to the purpose of this book, which I wholeheartedly appreciate as a kindred spirit. But it is also equally tantalizing to whet my desire of discovering more about the origins of the calming signals, the comparison with those of wolves in terms of evolutionary aspects, and more examples thereof.
All in all, this book is a lovely quick read about dogs’ calming signals at a glance. In addition, the reader cannot help agreeing to the author’s view of dogs not as her subordinates to be trained with dominance but as her “children” who need love and patience because dogs as being of conflict-solving nature want to keep us in their company by trying to speak to us through calming signals. So if you just want to see what these calming signals are about in a nutshell, this is an informative and affectionate read.
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It’s short and sweet so easy to digest....My 12 yo boy even read it in one evening!
This book helped us to read our new dog and use his own language to reassure and settle him. Two months later he’s a confident and happy chap with no anxieties or behavioural issues.