Editorial Reviews. Review. This new revised edition is a must have! Even if you own the On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by [Rugaas, Turid]. 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 FOR DOGS. Turid Rugaas. The Key To Understanding. The following overview, in Turid’s own words, gives the essence of her theory on.

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People can use this fugaas by lying down if the dog is getting too excited. It felt a little ridiculous, but now they are both snoozing peacefully, one here with me on the couch and the other at my fee Valuable reminders about what works with nervous dogs I have two adopted dogs, each with their own issues and anxieties.

We can often see this when dogs are chasing cats. Very often a dog will stop and remain calm when someone is approaching. rugaaw

Calming signals

If you do rescue work, you are doing a disservice to the dogs you foster and Wow! Turid Rugaas is a noted expert on canine body language, notably “calming signals” which are signals dogs give to other dogs and humans to denote stress and to attempt defuse situations that otherwise might result in fights or aggression. The information is clear and pictures are used to demonstrate When two dogs approach tuid other too abruptly, you will often see a play bow.

According to Rugaas, the following is a list of some typical situations that dogs are naturally uncomfortable with and try to communicate their discomfort with calming signals. Apr 10, Eva ‘Nomad’ rated it it was amazing Shelves: I got the DVD which is helpful.

Calming Signals – The Art of Survival

The Norwegian dog trainer has worked with dogs for many years and studied sigbals body language of dogs for more than a decade. Dogs, when given a chance, will walk in curves around each other.


This has nothing to do with submission – submission is when the dog lays down with the belly up. 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.

If you do rescue work, you are doing a disservice to the dogs you foster and your own personal dogs if you do not fully understand Turid’s points. It is incredibly exciting, as well as educational.

On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals

Find a dog trainer About Organize in your country? This is what they do when they meet off leash and are free to do things their own way. Behavior by type of animal Dog training and behavior Ethology. It varies from dog to dog. Both of these concerns are addressed somewhat in the accompanying DVD sold separatelybut the DVD is itself a little shorter on narration than could be hoped. I feel I can understand my dog a lot better, and can’t wait to try some of the calming suggestions out.

In the context of regarding the essence and importance of calming signals from dogs, this book offers a visual glimpse of what they are like with pictures of the dogs in each accordant motion, which I find helpful to perceive it. I’d say that it is easy to follow and understand. Dec 11, Michele rated it it was amazing. It made me feel badly about how we train Indiana, a little bit.

If you want to learn more about calming signals I recommend you to look at this: Might be seen when puppy play gets too rough. Nov 12, Sara rated it it was amazing. Having everyone learn dog calming signals would go a long way toward solving the problems that arise from people completely misunderstanding dogs, in particular reducing stress that leads to bites which usually lead to the punishment or death of the dog.


On Talking Terms with Dogs: DVD about calming signals. Turid Rugaas, an internationally acclaimed Norwegian canine behavioral tueid trainer, primarily focuses on the needs of understanding calking signals from dogs as their way of communicating to and with their canids and humans alike.

The same signwls when someone is staring or acting in a threatening way.

Calming signals – Wikipedia

Turid Rugaas – International Dog Trainer. Superb – explains the hidden body language of dogs that they use and we miss to our cost, the techniques are effective and instantly rewarded by rugaad responsiveness and uptake by your dog of you, their potentially best friend.

Dogs spend their lives learning our culture, but we usually fail at learning theirs.

A dog from Japan would be understood by an elkhound who lives in an isolated valley in Norway. Turid Rugaas’ book is more like an introductory pamphlet in comparison, but it still has good information–and honestly.

The book could have been truncated to about half its size. I found the information to be valuable and there are suggestions within on how to use it but it is largely up to you to recognize and apply the concepts yourself.

Just as often, the dog is standing still while bowing and is using the signal to calm someone down. There are about 30 different calming signals, so tutid when many dogs will yawn, other dogs may use another calming signal.