Calming Signals, Distance Increasing Signals & Distance Decreasing Signals

In this post, we’ll discuss the different signals that dogs use to communicate to us if they are feeling anxious, if they want some room to breathe, or if they want us or even other dogs to come closer. Calming signals are used by dogs to try & keep a situation calm. Calming signals can …

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Everyone says that rescue animals make better pets, but why?

We’ve all heard people say that shelter & rescue animals make better pets than any pet that you can get from either a breeder or pet sho, and I don’t think I need to tell everyone to AVOID PUPPY MILLS! The main reason rescue animals are better is that they know where they came from …

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Are there bad dog breeds or just bad handlers?

All too often we hear people give certain breeds of dog a bad name. Breeds such as the Chow Chow, German Shepard, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls & Mastiffs just to name a few. I feel that a lot of people are afraid of these dogs either just simply because of their sheer size or because of the bad reputation …

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What can a dog tell us just with their tail?

For our first lesson in communicating with our K-9 friends, we will be discussing the tail position. In general, you want your dog’s tail to be high, (the higher their tail the better the mood their in). However that isn’t to say that it’s bad for their tail to be in the down position, sometimes …

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