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06-22-2014 09:43 AM
Liesje I saw this one Facebook last night and thought it was pretty good. It will explain the correct answers.

How fluent are you in dog-speak? | MNN - Mother Nature Network
06-22-2014 08:46 AM
Dawg
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Originally Posted by JeanKBBMMMAAN View Post
Good thinking and welcome to the board!

When people talk about socialization they think of the first half of it - doing things with the puppy - but not the second, watching their reactions and modifying the exposure as needed. Depending on where a puppy is coming from - both internally in their genetics, and externally in their environment, they may need more or less help with modifications.

Some general links I like that will help to explain further:
Does Your Dog REALLY Want to be Petted? | eileenanddogs

Her links at the bottom are also great so check those out and these:
Learn about dog body language

Dr. Yin, in addition to the really great infographics that you can download for free that are linked in the first article, has a book/dvd depending on preferences on puppy raising: Animal Behavior Books and Products | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Calming signals, photos - Turid Rugaas - International Dog Trainer really a great resource on dogs

Understanding that a puppy will bark at a tree, a person, a rock and that does not mean they are being protective is important - watching their posture, tail up, tail down, ears up, ears back, moving forward, moving backwards indicates curiosity or fear but as a puppy, not protectiveness. There are no attack babies in the human world either.

Enjoy your puppy!
I can already tell this is a great forum with great people, I appreciate the help. On another note, are there expressions with meaning unique to a dog on top of common ones? How do you approach those if there are?
06-22-2014 08:38 AM
JeanKBBMMMAAN Good thinking and welcome to the board!

When people talk about socialization they think of the first half of it - doing things with the puppy - but not the second, watching their reactions and modifying the exposure as needed. Depending on where a puppy is coming from - both internally in their genetics, and externally in their environment, they may need more or less help with modifications.

Some general links I like that will help to explain further:
Does Your Dog REALLY Want to be Petted? | eileenanddogs

Her links at the bottom are also great so check those out and these:
Learn about dog body language

Dr. Yin, in addition to the really great infographics that you can download for free that are linked in the first article, has a book/dvd depending on preferences on puppy raising: Animal Behavior Books and Products | Dr. Sophia Yin, DVM, MS

Calming signals, photos - Turid Rugaas - International Dog Trainer really a great resource on dogs

Understanding that a puppy will bark at a tree, a person, a rock and that does not mean they are being protective is important - watching their posture, tail up, tail down, ears up, ears back, moving forward, moving backwards indicates curiosity or fear but as a puppy, not protectiveness. There are no attack babies in the human world either.

Enjoy your puppy!
06-22-2014 07:48 AM
Dawg
Getting a Puppy need tips on Body Language

She is 7 weeks old and I'm bringing her home tomorrow, I have read up a decent amount and watched hours of dog training videos. Still I know no amount of reading up can prepare me for the real deal and basically all of them pretty much agree that understanding your dog's body language is vital. Now my question is what are some essential expressions I should be on the look out for?

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