Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog
Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide
This book received the DWAA Maxwell Medallion Award in 2006 as the Best General Reference Book!
Your dog is talking. Are you listening? More important, are you WATCHING? Dogs are attempting to communicate with humans as well as other dogs all the time. Learn how to interpret their native language the language of body movement, facial expression and proximity to things and other beings.
Canine Body Language is an exhaustive photographic documentation of dogs in their day-to-day activities: Dogs alone, dogs together, dogs in the water, dogs having fun, dogs that are stressed and dogs in relation to human beings. In addition to the incredible photographs, author Brenda Aloff gives the reader detailed descriptions of what is happening in each photograph so that you can build your canine vocabulary.
Never look at dogs in the same way again!
- Learn how to analyze what you see when observing dogs to prevent problems or improve behaviour.
- Follow the helpful photographic sequences and text to learn how to identify the subtle changes in canine body posture that tells you what a dog is thinking.
- Develop a profound appreciation for the intelligence and adaptability of dogs.
Great for professional dog trainers! Use it to teach students important behavioural cues.