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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That may be enough for him to want to calm you down by walking slowly. This is easy to observe when multiple dogs are interacting with each other. When you get angry and aggressive and appear threatening, the dog will often freeze and not move in order to help you calm down. Books by Turid Rugaas. The book could have been truncated to about half its size.

I recognized signald majority of signals, but several I had never thought of befor 4. Views Read Edit View history. They defend themselves when they feel calmingg. Aug 07, Lisagarden rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book and the DVD are pretty pricey, but worth it! If calminb one running is coming straight at the dog, it involves a threat and a defense mechanism sets in.

It felt a little ridiculous, but now they are both snoozing peacefully, one here with me on the couch and the other at my feet in his bed. Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas. Start observing and you will see for yourself. Whether you own a dog or not, in our culture today you interact with them in either case. I’m generally a very calm person, but this book pointed out ways I could communicate with my dog even better.

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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.

Home About me Who is Turid Rugaas? I especially would have liked a even more photographic examples of each signal and b counterexamples of when and why lip-licking or turning of the head are not calming signals, due to the context in which they are observed. It’s not a full 5 stars for me because of presentation; I thought some pictures could have been clearer and some sections needed a bit more detail. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


It is our responsibility to learn it for our dogs sake and for us and for our wonderful relationships we have with dogs. A good relationship is based on two-way communication, and living together in a well-balanced togetherness.

Wonderfulsimple book to help dog owners become better ‘parents’. It’s a reminder that you are being “impolite” — a calming signal. As always, Turid Rugaas, writes thoroughly and from the heart what she knows.

Creo que es una lectura recomendable para todos.

Calming Signals – The Art of Survival

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. Sep 05, Titus L rated it it was amazing. The dogs have about 30 sigals signals, perhaps even more. This is intended to have a calming effect. It is often seen when calmijg dog wants to calm another dog who is approaching too quickly.

This signal is frequently used as a calming signal, and it is the main reason why dogs may react so strongly towards meeting dogs when they are forced to approach head on. This is partly a hunting behavior and is triggered by the sight of a running human or dog. Trivia About On Talking Terms One of our all time best selling books is now in its second edition with three additional chapters, color photos and descriptive captions. 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.

Calming signals

When hugged, dogs turn away. A dog from Japan would be understood by an elkhound who lives in an isolated valley in Norway. After a project where Turid and a colleague observed dogs carefully, recording their behaviour on video and in photographs, she became well-kno Turid Rugaas is an internationally renowned trainer and writer who has devoted her life to turis, their behavior and their well-being.


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.

There is an interesting explination about Pitbulls, how the common language of dog communication is bred out of them, but with effort can be taught to any dog that is lacking. Return to Book Page.

I’m weirdly excited to see what message turning my head or body conveys the next time the doorbell rings. Some ruvaas things happened in the translation from Norwegian to English, so sometimes a sentence is confusing or the wording inappropriate. View all 3 comments. Gugaas Signals is a great, quick read about the way dogs communicate with other animals and with us.

I’m trying to untrain turif and deal with the situation in other ways, because of reading t This was interesting. Superb – explains the hidden body language of dogs that they use and caalming miss to our cost, the techniques are effective and instantly rewarded by greater responsiveness and uptake by your dog of you, their potentially best friend.

High speed can be upsetting to many dogs, and they might want to go in to try and stop the one who is running.

How to listen to your dog: Jun 07, Liisa rated it it was amazing. Based on kindness and observation this is a remarkable book – Highly Recommended. This is one of the signals seen most of the time in dogs.