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How To Talk Intelligently With Dogs

How to talk canine with your pet dog

You can easily talk with a dog, and predict how the dog will respond. First, you must assure yourself that the canine friend is not a neurotic or worse – a complete lunatic or psychotic dog. Some are .. so beware.

You must understand that dog communication and dog behavior are lawful. These animals use fairly stereotypical sounds and symbols. Not all woofs and barks are equal. There’s a curious, friendly and interested woof, and there’s a low warning growl, and an all out war cry!

Approach the dog slowly, expressing warm, positive, good vibes, saying, “Hello boy. Nice to see you now. How are you?”

Wait for the reply. Watch closely for cues and signals.

Positive Responses:

A wagging tail, a curious turn of the head, smiles, most approach behaviors, bounding forward, licking — are all very positive ¬†responses.

Negative responses:

Standing firm, defensive postures, warning sounds, such as a low growl… Action? Back away slowly, keeping your eyes on the animal.

Keep up the good vibrations. Reassure the dog that you mean no threat or harm. Nothing to defend against. No fight to happen, no territorial disputes whatsoever …

Talking With Dogs – How To Communicate:

 

Learn the doggie language. Look for the same cues and signals that dogs would use in their own communications. Tiny movements of the ears, the lips, any teeth-baring? Our human smile might be semi aggressive teeth baring behavior to a dog. Tail movements, up, down, sideways, watch and respond carefully as some, deep unconscious part of your reptilian nervous system will understand all of these canine and mammalian signs, signals and movements. Believe firmly that you are equipped to understand a dog and they’ll love you all the more for trying.

Simple acknowledgement of a basic bio equality – man with animals – leading to unity in communications, will take you a long, long way towards being an expert dog whisperer! Here’s how to talk canine with your beloved pet dog. Communicate better with all dogs. All the best to you, dog lover, for making a concerted yet relaxed effort in trying to communicate better with both your pet dog, and most so called strange dogs. Remember, we’re not responsible for damages if you get your canine communicating a little bit wrong or asynchronous.

The Founding Partners, Top Model Dog . com

Dog Whisperer Department

 

Performing Dogs – Dog Obedience Training

Performing dogs back flip trick
German Shepherd Does a Back Flip in sync with the dog owner

 

HD Videos Of Performing Dogs

We at Top Model Dog are not easily impressed, or over prone to getting excited – but today? Wow…. we are so, mightily impressed with these videos of performing dogs, as the level of dog obedience training involved here, is stupendous. A big Woof!! is heard issuing out of our upper storey administrative suite. If you want to see heeling, backwards stepping, perfect timing, then these doggie videos are certainly your cup of canine cappuccino. Here’s the first series:

 

Isn’t that an awesome showing of dog discipline? Performance like that requires a top model dog and a lot of very skillful training, as you know.. The level of obedience exhibited here, above, suggests to the editors of Top Model Dog that the dog is totally loving and enjoying the whole experience! It is not ‘forced’ at all, is it?

Enjoy these performances today. More will definitely be added, soon. We are proud to be able to bring you such clear, HD videos of performing dogs to keep you smiling daily. Seize these new ideas for dog behavior training, as they arise from show dog performances as beautiful as these canine events … Wow!

The Editors,  CC and GD

Dog Behavior Training Tips

Dog Behavior Training Tips

A couple of years ago, I used to get a kick out of taking our three healthy, highly energetic Spitz Pomeranians to a local park where they could run around a treed lake. It was like a true paradise. The 3 dogs would sit patiently with me while I threw pieces of bread to the mallard and grey ducks. Sometimes, they couldn’t hold back any longer, and pounced towards a close duck who was taking a risk to grab the bread. The leash was always held – just short enough!

The 3 Spitz dogs and I learned a lot during these sessions. We could sit together in meditation and the lake would become a pure, Zen place to behold. We tuned in to each other and realized there were limitations to our behavior. No pouncing on hungry ducks. No scaring little children… although they were usually extremely friendly with children.

One dog considered a piece of bread to be a treat, while another, Jayjay, turned his head away from bread and refused to even lick it or consider it a reward. The picture shows what Jayjay wanted: pride of place, total acceptance with almost human status. Dog esteem. Social equality. I began to understand that Jayjay feels proud when accepted, praised and loved well as an aware, perceptive being. This ‘tuning in’ to dogs is the first step we must take when trying to influence their behavior. Your dog senses your emotional vibrations. He or she knows when you’re happy, joyful, sad, or just chilling out and relaxing, as dogs have these emotions, too, and they’re probably much more highly attuned and sensitive and sympathetic than we are. We really ought to wake up to a dog’s ‘stimulus-response’ level of consciousness and its normal, required activity level.

As you know, dogs love a treat. That’s a small bite of very tasty food. But don’t just hand it out for nothing! Make it a conditional or contingent reward. This way, you’re actually starting to shape up the dog’s behavior. Show the dog the positive behavior that you want to reward or reinforce. Wait for beginnings of the desired behavior. Quickly reinforce (reward) the bit of behavior when it appears.

Don’t punish undesired behavior because that’s still a lavishing of (negative) attention. Ignore bad behaviour if possible. Just be ultra ready to quickly give a tiny treat when you see the actions and behaviors that you want, being displayed. The dog wants to please you. Your dog yearns for your attention, acceptance, approval, praise and affection – exactly as your child does, so use these emotional rewards when the dog does what you want her to. They create more trust, loyalty, security and affection with your canine partner.

The trick to effective dog training, then, is to stay positive. Just as it is with human beings. It’d be wonderful if everyone could stay positive when describing desirable and undesirable behaviour. Here are some dog training tips and possibilities that you might like to explore further. I’m sure you’ll vastly improve your relationship with your canine friend… just by staying positive.

 

 

Behavior Shaping

Remember – you actively shape your dog’s behavior by the way that you consistently respond to the dog. Your own habits are deeply involved in this. The dog tunes in to how you’re feeling and to any schedules of feeding that you apply, conditionally or unconditionally, wittingly or unwittingly!

Here’s a Video – Training Dogs To Drive a CAR

Here’s a program that’s extremely popular with dog owners. Why is it so popular? Well, it was carefully created by dog experts from around the world – including an expert veterinary technician, a
professional dog trainer, a well-known professional breeder, a popular show dog trainer, an animal rescuer and some enthusiastic pet parents. I think then, being an ardent dog lover, you’d better take a long and careful look. Woof!


Get skillful at dog training

Your dog thanks you with sloppy licks for being cool, and always taking a loving, positive approach to his behavior training!

The Editors.