The single most important skill for handling unfamiliar dogs safely, humanely, and successfully is the accurate observation and interpretation of canine body language. Great skills in ‘talking dog’ keep everyone safe and ensures that you can work efficiently when trying to get a dog to cooperate. In this webinar, Trish and Di will use pictures and videos to ‘develop your eye’ for canine body language so you can increase your understanding of what dogs are telling you.
You will learn:
- Basic canine communication concepts, starting by looking at body parts, then at postures and movements.
- The importance of context, arousal, and the influence of your own behaviour during interactions in the field
- Basic and more complex canine body language
This is part of a two-part series:
- November 11: Canine Communication in the Field and Shelter (this webinar)
- Dec 2: Assessing Dog Behaviour in Shelter Settings
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