Calming signals is a term coined by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas to describe the signals used by dogs to communicate with each other. According to . CALMING SIGNALS – The Art of Survival. Turid Rugaas. For species who live in packs, it’s important to be able to communicate clearly with one another. 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.

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I recognized the majority of signals, but several I had never thought of before. Talking to them in their Own language. The dog can turn his head slightly to one side, turn the head completely over to the side, or turn completely around so that the back and tail is facing whoever the dog is calming.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. From her own classes held at Hagan Hundeskole, her beautiful farm in the fjords of Norway, to her world-wide seminars, Turid is helping dogs by helping their owners see and understand the signals they give us. Review This new revised edition is a must have! We also may witness calming signals during play. The Norwegian dog trainer has worked with dogs for many years and studied the body language of dogs for more than a decade.

The pictures are clear, but small, and the information is good if not somewhat simplified. It made me feel badly about how we train Indiana, a little bit. Rehabilitate a dog that has lost her ability to read or give calming signals. Our dog saw it, and approached casually, sniffing the ground, glancing occasionally at the silhouette as he approached, and looking away when the “coyote” moved. The same happens when someone is staring or acting in a threatening way.


Humans have a very different communication system from dogs and many things that we do our canine companions find offensive and distressful. To ask other readers questions about On Talking Terms with Dogsplease sign up. Refresh and try again. On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming signals is a term coined by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas to describe the signals used by dogs to communicate with each other.

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High speed can be upsetting to many dogs, and they might want to go in to try and stop the one who is running.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I purchased this book along with the DVD. Pages with related rugass. Written in practical, down-to-earth, logical language. If one dog is approaching too fast or straight on, and the second dog is concerned about this, you may witness the second dog sniff the ground, turn its head or even its entire body in an effort to slow down the approaching dog.

Hosted by Don Hanson of Green Acres Kennel Shop, the show focuses on educating dog and cat guardians about their dogs and cats. When hugged, dogs turn away.

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One of our all time best selling books is now in its second edition with three additional chapters, color photos and descriptive captions. Sniffing the ground may look anything like moving the nose swiftly down toward the ground and back up again, to sticking the nose to the ground and sniffing persistently for several minutes.


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It is often seen with dogs at the veterinarians or when the dog is at the groomers. Rugaax run time 48 minutes. Fascinating I had heard of calming signals, but this book explains it all perfectly in great detail, with examples and easy to understand text – not loads of jargon.

Behavior by type of animal Dog training and behavior Ethology. Marking objects or locations with urine to claim the space as their own, or simply urinating in place. Talking with the animals This is a incredible break through teaching and working With them using love rugaxs respect to them.

For example, when rugqas a dog we do so in a curved fashion if at all possible. See 1 question about On Talking Terms with Dogs…. This is one of the signals that is easy to see, especially because they remain standing in the bow position for singals few seconds. Forcing dogs to approach each other head on can cause them to feel anxious and defensive, and can eventually result in aggressive behavior like barking and lunging at other dogs.

I highly recommend this to anyone who owns a dog, or who is around dogs. May 19, Wendy-Jane Sheppard rated it it was amazing.

I got this on the advice of my dog’s trainer, and, as the owner of an anxious dog, I found it quite useful.