Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Learning the Calming Signals of Dogs

Dogs use their body in order to communicate everything. Their intentions and emotions are usually plain as day to long-time loving owners. Just like a treasured child, the dogs don't need to spell out their desires - they are understood by their "parents" without any words. Of course, this God gift comes in handy because dogs don't have huge vocabularies to express themselves.

Calming signals are signs that dogs use to convey their friendliness or the fact that they are not a threat. Just like the common tail wagging is a well known signal for human-friendly dogs.There are several calming signs that the dogs use in order to convey to the other dog that they are not a threat.

Some of these signals are:
  • Sniffing the ground
  • Avoiding direct eye contact
  • Looking away
  • Turning their back and walking away
  • Yawning
It is important that you understand what your dog is upto when he sends out these signals to another dog. Just because he/she is giving off calming signals does not mean the other dog either understands them or is going to take any notice! The very fact that they need to be given should alert you that the other dog is not calm. Be warned!

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The important points here are:
1. Be gentle with very young puppies
2. Be confident and sure with older ones.
3. Set them up to win while not giving them too much attention.
4. Repeat this and see if it helps. If not, try isolating the dog for a few hours. Just like a child's time-out, the puppy will learn to differentiate bad behavior from good.

All this while you'll need to remain calm and considerably detached. Use low energy and remain firm.

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