Dog body language
It's so important to be able to read our dogs and understand what they are saying to us. There is more and more help out there, in the form of posts, diagrams…
Dog Dog Play- What it should look like
There is nothing better for dog lovers than watching dogs play. However, dog owners can be confused about dog play. Are those dogs playing? Or are they fighting? Learning what to look for can help people to become comfortable with full on dog play. All animals play. Play allows animals to practice the skills they will need to survive. Dogs are no different and normal dog play consists of playful versions of standard, run-of-the-mill dog behaviours. These include: Play Fighting (there may...
Should we call these canine behaviors calming signals?
“Calming signals” is a term coined by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas to group a large number of behavior patterns that she says dogs use to avoid conflict, to prevent aggression, to calm other dogs down and to communicate information to other dogs and to people.