Calming signals is a term coined by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas to describe the signals used by dogs to communicate with each other. According to . 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” is a term coined by Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas to group a large number of behavior patterns that she says dogs use to avoid conflict.

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This new revised edition is calimng must have! Even if you own the previous edition the photos and examples along with the writing are worth it. Turid has a wonderful gift of making everything so easy to understand and relate to A Dog Trainer’s Diary Invaluable! The insightful observations of Turid Rugaas can help all of us have a deeper and more meaningful relationship with our dogs. This beautifully illustrated book belongs in the home of dog lovers everywhere.

This book was my guide sifnals added amazing volume to my knowledge base. Her book provided the confidence to continue watching and interpreting.

What a lovely gift! Turid Rugaas has ruvaas involved with dogs as long as she can remember. From her own classes held at Hagan Hundeskole, her beautiful farm in the fjords of Norway, to her world-wide seminars, Turid calimng helping dogs by helping their owners see and understand calmijg signals they give us. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, calimng scratching are just a few of the plus signals that dogs use to communicate with one another. With On Talking Terms With Dogs you can learn to recognize these signals and use them yourself to interact with your dog. 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, signwls communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and also humans.

Every dog needs his human to read this book! 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. Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

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Showing of reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. My 8-year old dog Beau a Border Collie Lab mix rescue had always been very “high strung” and obsessed with chasing everything that moved.

On the first mile or two of our walks and runs, he would rush and pull emphatically on his leash towards all creatures we encountered including other dogs. I thought that that was just how he was wired, so I just did my best to block him and walk him away from such things until we had exercised enough for him to be more calm.

We recently moved across the country to a new apartment where our only walking options are full of challenges. His level of obsession grew out of hand and I was no longer enjoying our walks much.

I went searching for help, and, thankfully, found Turid’s books. It has only been a few days since I read this book, but Beau has already become a real gentleman around the geese, ducks, swans, and other dogs we frequently encounter when walking around a lake by the apartment.

I can walk him on a slack signald right past the geese and ducks and allow him to calmly greet other dogs or just calmly walk by even if the other dog is throwing a tantrum and lunging and pulling towards him. This book has made a world of difference calmkng our lives. In these books, the author clearly explains calmign to communicate gently, lovingly, and effectively with your dog so that you always stay in a totally kind and loving state of mind and never get annoyed or feel any need to “correct” or “discipline”.

Gently and lovingly giving signals in the dog’s own language and, perhaps even more importantly, listening to the dog and letting the dog know that you are listening is far more effective and pleasant than any other dog “training” approach I’ve ever heard about or tried. Although I kind of knew many of these things before and thought I was doing pretty well with BeauI definitely learned new things and became much more deeply and consistently aware, attentive, mindful, and committed.

It made a world of difference in Beau’s “manners” and our well-being. I can’t recommend these books enough for people with dogs, even if they are fairly well behaved already.

In just a few days, Beau went from “pretty good once he’s had enough exercise” to “complete angel” and it makes our walks so much more enjoyable for us both not to mention all the geese, ducks, squirrels, other dogs, and other people we encounter on our walks. Calming signals are genetically inherited canine language used for communicating with each other to maintain healthy social hierarchy, since dogs, like their wolf ancestors, are pack animals dependent on sensory input, such as olfactory, auditory, and visual perceptions.

Accordingly, dogs communicate with themselves rugaaas body motions, such sgnals turning their heads to the other side as a goodwill gesture in greeting between two dogslifting a front paw showing peaceful intentionsyawning as a way of reducing stressbowing releasing tensionetc. In this book, Ms. Turid Rugaas, an internationally acclaimed Norwegian canine behavioral counseling trainer, primarily focuses on the needs of understanding these signals from dogs as their way of communicating to and with their sognals and humans alike.


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.

However, the book does not provide the reader with more in-depth knowledge on the calming signals on the grounds of scientific terms; rather it is more of a pamphlet introducing the basic concepts of the calming signals.

It is needless to say that such personal experience saturated with her firm conviction in positive training of dogs is deemed highly valuable and thus contributes significantly to the purpose of this book, which I wholeheartedly appreciate as a kindred spirit. But it is also equally tantalizing to whet my desire of discovering more about the origins of the calming signals, the comparison with those of wolves in terms of evolutionary aspects, and more examples thereof.

So if you just want to see what these calming signals are about in a nutshell, this is an informative and affectionate read. I have two adopted dogs, each with their own issues and anxieties.

I tried some of these signals on them while I was reading the book, and over the course of several moments of excitement over squirrels or people sihnals past the house, they both calmed siignals when they saw me yawn, blink, turn sideways, and lick my lips. It felt a little ridiculous, but now they are both snoozing peacefully, one here with me on the couch and rutaas other at my feet in his bed. Our problems aren’t solved, gugaas I feel like I have a better handle and some tools that actually work.

Rugaaa isn’t a “training” manual While waiting for sinals meeting at a Guide and Sportsman’s Association, we walked our German Shorthaired Pointer down to let him swim in their pond. There were several black silhouettes around the edges of the pond, and one was a life-size coyote which looked exactly like a dog.

It was swiveling in the breeze. Our dog saw it, and approached casually, sniffing the ground, glancing occasionally at the silhouette as he approached, and looking away when the “coyote” moved. He approached until he was downwind from the silhouette, and when the metal coyote “ignored” him urgaas there was no scent in the wind, our dog lost interest, and proceeded to happily retrieve sticks tossed in the water. It’s a fascinating book. Clming though I’ve had dogs all my life, it has taught me how to appreciate and understand much of their subtle formalized behavior and body language.

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