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On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals

On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals [Kindle Edition]

Turid Rugaas
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Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals or that dogs use to communicate with one another. Now, with On Talking Terms with Dogs, you can learn to recognize these signals and use them to interact with your dog. The new second edition has color photographs throughout with detailed captions explaining the behavior.
Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas has made it her life work to study canine social interaction. She coined the phrase calming signals to describe the social skills, sometimes referred to as body language, that dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs.
Learn to identify situations that are stressful to your dog so that you can resolve or avoid them.
Rehabilitate a dog that has lost her ability to read or give calming signals.
Become a keen observer of canine behavior at home, in the community, and among dogs to get better behavior and build a solid relationship.
This new edition has outstanding photographs with captions interpreting what you observe


"On Talking Terms with Dogs" talks about pets.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4850 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Publisher: Dogwise Publishing; 2nd edition (31 Mar 1997)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003URRK44
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,678 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 14 Jan 2009
Everybody who comes in contact with dogs (owners, trainers, vets, groomers, joggers...) should know about the calming signals. It isn't difficult at all once you know what you are looking for! Please get the book and start to communicate with your dog!! It is really an amazing experience! Another brilliant book: "How to Handle Living With Your Dog" by Winkie Spears! Wasn't there a reviewer who wanted more of those insights??
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127 of 131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CALMING SIGNALS - IF ONLY I KNEW EARLIER 11 Jan 2003
On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals.
This book should have been called; On Talkiing Terms with Humans: Calming Signals.
Turid Rugaas is the original Dr. Doolittle for Dogs.
Although the book is quite thin (33 pages) Turid has managed to share the wonderful knowlege that she has lear'nt over the years the fact that we CAN communicate with our dogs in their own language, and the most amazing thing is it is something dog owners have all been living with (all be it ignorantly) for all of our dog owning lives. Upon finishing the book and attending one of her seminars I was quite abashed to learn that my dogs have been talking to me and in my ignorance I have been totally ignoring them!.
Anybody who loves their dogs must read this book to enlighten themselves with the way the dogs body and vocal language works. I own a Briard who come to me with terriable pyscological problems and I struggled for almost 2 long years trying to get to the base of the problem, it was only once I had taken in the teachings of Turid Rugaas was I totally able to understand my Brard's problems. I now live with a kind loving boy, instead of the nervous mis-understood boy that he once was. Finally I would like to offer big thanks to Turid for sharing her own valuable knowledge with anybody who would take time to listen.
This book is a must for ALL dog owners.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last a book which makes complete sense 19 July 2010
By Daphne
I have not long had this book, it is only very small, but is packed with extremely good advice. I considered myself 'good with dogs'' but never realized all of the signals they send out. ( I always have with people..strange). I have a now l uear old Labrador dog who is very lively to say the least and my hair was beginning to thin!! Now though, because of the book, we are understanding one another much better, although I do get some 'funny'looks at times. My dog, seems to be thinking 'my God she has a brain!!!' I would recommend this book to anybody and am so pleased I found it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 19 Nov 2009
I have two dogs, one of which was abandoned close to where I live. A properly qualified canine behaviourist diagnosed him as suffering from fear aggression as a result of the treatment he had received prior to being abandoned. He was frightened of people, other dogs, cars, the vacuum cleaner etc. and reacted agressively when confronted with these and other situations. The long,slow process of building up his confidence requires various methods of reducing his stress levels and I have found that Turid Rugaas' book has been an important tool. I am still amazed that when confronted, for example, by an approaching car his stress level visibly reduces when I yawn.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Book for Dog owners 9 Aug 2007
If you are planning to train as a dog trainer or you just want to understand more about your dog, then this is a must-have book. Turid Rugaas explains simply about dog body language and after you have read this book, you will never look at a dog in the same way again. The subtle body language of dogs that you didn't notice will suddenly leap out at you. For me, most of my nervous dog's behaviour started to make sense. Turid is a very well known dog behaviourist in Europe and I know people that have been trained by her who all say it was a fantastic experience. Please also buy the DVD that is available, because it's excellent too.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN EASY READ 2 May 2010
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Easy read, easy to understand and you dont have to be an expert. After reading this book you can see in your dog what the author is telling you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adog owners must have 28 Nov 2009
I am more than pleased with this book would tell all dog owner to buy.
and the tips i got from it work
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent insight but too short 19 May 2009
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well written and very informative but there needs to be more of it and more photographs or sketches to illustrate.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Helps you to understand dog language and the subtlety of ...
Helps you to understand dog language and the subtlety of their signals, which enables you to use them on your dog to calm them in stressful situations.
Published 17 days ago by StephM Ponty
5.0 out of 5 stars Every dog owner should read this
Read this book in an evening and I can immediately read the calming signals Turid talks about in my dogs and their reactions when I use them back. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Janey
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
I love this book, I read it every month, great starter book if you want to learn about dog language, highly reccommended.
Published 23 days ago by Deirdre Devine
5.0 out of 5 stars Make sense
very short book but makes a lot of sense. We have all been brainwashed into using harsh/hard discipline with our dogs which if used constantly will eventually cause your dog to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robster
5.0 out of 5 stars expert advice
Turid gives an easy explanation and insightful explanation. There are many situations where this helpful advice can bring calm and diffuse a potentially difficult outcome.
Published 1 month ago by dogshrink
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply beautiful
After extensive searching for help dealing with our beautiful but troubled dog, this proved to be a gentle guide to understanding my him. Read more
Published 2 months ago by M.A.
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book
I enjoyed very much reading this book and it gave me insight in to my dogs behavior and is helping me understanding my dogs better.
Published 2 months ago by Dagmar Sigurdardottir
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a look
Shows how easy it can be to learn to understand your dogs body language.A must see for all responsible dog owners.
Published 2 months ago by andrew meek
5.0 out of 5 stars Invaluble insight to understanding how dogs communicate through body...
I enjoyed this book and also found watching the dvd helpful too, just to see all the calming signals in real life scenario's. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Liz
4.0 out of 5 stars Really help with settling in
I was a little sceptical about this book when it was recommended to me, but what a difference it made. Read more
Published 4 months ago by EdinburghGirl
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For a dog, lying down on his back, belly up, is submission. Lying down with his belly to the ground is an act of calming. &quote;
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If your dog is overwhelming you by jumping up and bothering you, turn your back on the dog and he will quiet down. &quote;
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Bowing can be an invitation to play, particularly if the dog is jumping from side to side in a playful manner. If he stands still in a bow the possibility of it being a calming signal is high. &quote;
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