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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

Synopsis

"On Talking Terms with Dogs" talks about pets.

Product details

  • 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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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,329 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
Format:Hardcover
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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128 of 132 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CALMING SIGNALS - IF ONLY I KNEW EARLIER 11 Jan 2003
Format:Paperback
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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 19 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
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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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
Format:Paperback
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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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Book for Dog owners 9 Aug 2007
Format:Hardcover
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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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non-violent communication with dogs 12 Jun 2009
Format:Paperback
I have five other great dog books in my library but this is my favourite.
Because it makes me understand what my dog 'think' and feel in social situations with other dogs and people AND it also gives good examples how I can communicate back positive messages of peace, calm and assertiveness.
This is not a book about owner being a 'topdog' and how to reinforce this message in your dog. When you can understand your dog and make him feel safer and more comfortable in social situations - he or she will give you enough credit anyway.
Excellent photos, explanations conceise and to the point, lovely examples of life situations with her fantastic dogs.
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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
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful but a bit brief 6 Sep 2008
By HP
Format:Paperback
Definatly got some useful information in it but it did leave me wanting more.
The pictures are very helpful and I did learn from it but feel it could have been more indepth as she obviuosly has a good knowledge of the subject.
A good booklet to have for info but left me with lots more unanswered questions, so a follow up would be great
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Published 17 days ago by AliceMarie Jeffries
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
This is a interesting read with some good tips
Published 24 days ago by Jacqueline Morton
5.0 out of 5 stars good book
I am trying this out with the dogs i groom and think it is having some effect as i am watching and giving signal's.
Published 1 month ago by vera
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A must read imho
Published 1 month ago by natascha
5.0 out of 5 stars wish this book was compulsory reading for anyone wanting a dog
Have only read the first couple of chapters at this point, but so far I think it is an excellent book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DAS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 1 month ago by Angela
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
must read for every dog owner
Published 1 month ago by Sabine
5.0 out of 5 stars If you've always wanted to talk to the animals this ...
If you've always wanted to talk to the animals this is for you! It's a very interesting read and fascinating to try it with your pooch. Try the play bow with him.. Read more
Published 1 month ago by C.Mills
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Book, but Kindle version crashes on Android and on Windows
The book is great (I bought a paperback copy after returning my Kindle purchase).

But the book causes my Kindle App to crash repeatedly on my Samsung Note 3... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Neil
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book and a great way to communicate with your dog
A lovely book and a great way to communicate with your dog. When you start doing these signals, it's funny to see your dog suddenly realise they know what you are saying. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Lyndsey Huntingdon
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