Tag Archives: appeasement

Is My Dog a Drama Queen?

“My dog is such a drama queen!” “My dog is so manipulative, she overreacts to everything!” “That dog is not really afraid, she’s just being a diva.” Have you heard any of these? A few months back, I posted the … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dog body language, Human and dog misunderstandings, Stress Signals | Tagged , , , | 26 Comments

Est-ce que votre chien veut VRAIMENT être caressé ?

Pour mes visiteurs français. Est-ce que votre chien veut VRAIMENT être caressé ? (lien) En anglais Merci à Stéphanie Michenaud et Nathalie Perret du Cray de Balade Ton Chien pour leur aide. Note to all my international readers and viewers: … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dog body language, Human and dog misunderstandings, Stress Signals, Training philosophy | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Contest! The Faces of Summer

Just the other day I told a friend that I would never have a contest on my FaceBook page or here on the blog. It’s always presented as one of the number one ways to get people to Like, read, … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Arousal, Dog behavior, Dog body language, Resource guarding | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

Get Out of My Face! Teaching an Incompatible Behavior

Ever since she arrived at my home at the age of 10 weeks, Clara has been a challenge. One of her more problematic behaviors was her mugging of my face whenever it got within range. It happened all the time. … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Arousal, Cues, Dog body language, Examples for Teachers, Human and dog misunderstandings, Premack Principle | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Lip Licks!

Just a quick body language observation item today. I love watching slow motion footage of my dogs since so much is happening that I normally don’t see. I had suspected for a while that Summer had at least two distinct … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dog behavior, Dog body language, Human body language | Tagged , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Dogs Who Like to be Petted or Touched

Today I am offering more examples of dogs who enjoy being petted, or enjoy other types of human touch. (This is a followup to “Does Your Dog REALLY Want to Be Petted?”) And I’m encouraging humans again to figure out … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dog body language, Dog training hints, Human and dog misunderstandings, Training philosophy | Tagged , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Does Your Dog REALLY Want to be Petted?

Newsflash. Not all dogs want to be petted. But you wouldn’t know it from watching videos on YouTube. What you can learn on YouTube is that there are lots of dogs whose owners _think_ they are enjoying petting. But they … Continue reading

Share Button
Posted in Dog body language, Dog training hints, Human and dog misunderstandings | Tagged , , , , , , | 121 Comments