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Stress and Calming Signals - 02/22/2013
96 800x600 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman";} A fundamental tool in dog training is knowing how to read your dog’s body language. Since stress is a big factor in many interactions and behavior, it pays to know some signs of stress. Typical signs of stress for a dog include yawning, looking away, lip licking, scratching, whale eye, curving on approach etc. They can also be considered “calming signals” since scientists believe the intent might be to calm the dog herself as well as the other dog, person or animal. Turid Rugass was the pioneer of this idea and she has published several photos that appear in her book at this link. http://www.canis.no/rugaas/gallery.php She also has a video out as well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj7BWxC6iVs (I personally would substitute the word “social” for ‘pack’ since I not believe they live in a pack, but are social with other dogs, both related and unrelated. ACTIVITY: Observe your dog(s) for the next week or so and see in what situations your dog uses these calming signals.  Some examples: with adults, with other dogs, with children, in a strange env...

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