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Nice little piece on body language

Discussion in 'Dog Behaviour and Training' started by JoanneF, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    If nothing else - highlights one more time the need to keep eyes and ears open and be alert. Then one will be able to prevent undesired encounters, or get out of them faster.

    It’s actually hard work - paying attention - but it pays off.

    Someone asked me once - what kind of exercise I do. I said - I walk my dog. He said - we’ll, that’s hardly an exercise! Me - it depends on the dog, and how you walk him.

    I come home after an hour with Miles (and before with Ari) in a populated area as tired as he is. Not from actually walking for an hour, but from paying attention to everything around. And not just dogs, come to think of it - have to watch body language of humans too, and give space to those who seem uncomfortable.

    Someone should put together a write-up of human body language in presence of dogs, I think - this could be helpful to dog walkers :) especially ones with XL breeds.
     
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    Are you mindful of how you pre-act and then how Miles reacts to this too? It sounds like it's a very tiring

    I found a fun quiz that had photos and examples of dog language, sadly i haven't posted enough in here to allow me to include links, but when that day comes I will include it into the behaviour section (I got 14/19) :)
     
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    Agreed esp that last line... Sometimes people do the craziest things swinging bags or waving etc. Years ago I was walking in the woods with my dogs and a woman with those awful nordic stick things got almost level with me then suddenly shreked and waved the stick up in front of my face (she had seen a bird) my dog at the time responded to what he saw as an attack by putting himself in front of me and barking.
    She then screamed about an out of control dog.

    I asked her how he was supposed to tell the difference between her shreking 'bird' and waving her stick to point and someone attacking and trying to take my eye out.
    She couldnt see my point but luckily her friend could and told her to be sensible. I do wonder how many of these so called out of the blue attacks by dogs are actually prompted by bad body languge or strange signals by the humans.
     
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    I didn't notice they were links! Thank you.
     

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