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Canine Body Language – Tutorial

Learn how to read your dog’s body language. Understand what your dog is communicating and how your dog is feeling!

It will improve your relationship and help you to make better choices in both training and in everyday life with your dog.

It will also help make interactions with your dog safer – for you, others, and especially children, but ultimately also for your dog! Most dog bites occur because people are not able to read what the dog is communicating long before the bite occurs.

How do you think this dog feels about being hugged?

How do you think this dog feels about being hugged?

Date: Thursday 23 April March 2015 (postponed from 26 February)

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Where: 321 Western Hills Drive, Whangarei (in the Whangarei Treatment Providers Building, 'Canine and Equine' entrance at the back)

Cost: $10 per person

Bookings: Please RSVP

Please leave your dog at home

As we all know, dogs don’t speak English - they rely heavily on communication through body language. To have a rich and positive relationship with our dogs we need to establish a common language. Yet this is often frustrating for both species and causes many misunderstandings. People are constantly talking to their dogs as if they were humans, and dogs are trying to ‘talk’ to us as if we were dogs.

Your dog is talking all the time. Dog behaviour is not random. Behaviours serve a function for the dog. It can reflect the dog’s internal state or it can be a deliberate attempt to communicate with you, someone else, another dog, or another species.  

Earlier Event: March 21
Cause for Paws 2015