• On Talking Terms with Dogs

  • Calming Signals
  • By: Turid Rugaas
  • Narrated by: Perry Simardone
  • Length: 1 hr and 18 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Yawning, lip-licking, sneezing, even scratching are just a few of the 30-plus signals that dogs use to communicate with one another. 

With On Talking Terms With Dogs, you can learn to recognize these signals and use them yourself to interact with your dog. Norwegian dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas has made it her life work to study canine social interaction. She coined the phrase calming signals to describe the social skills, sometimes referred to as body language, that dogs use to avoid conflict, invite play, and communicate a wide range of information to other dogs and also humans. 

Every dog needs his human to listen to this book! Learn to identify situations that are stressful to your dog, so that you can resolve or avoid them. Rehabilitate a dog that has lost her ability to read or give calming signals. Become a keen observer of canine behavior at home, in the community, and among dogs to get better behavior and build a solid relationship.

©2005 Turid Rugaas (P)2005 Turid Rugaas

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How to be a Dog Whisperer

I learned so much from this about how dogs communicate and how we can communicate with them — especially when needed to lower their stress. The author has decades of experience and is internationally acclaimed as a trainer.

The reader was okay. He ran sentences together and missed the correct intonation sometimes.

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Need to study this book and learn

I think this is a good foundation book and give guidance in the cues that dogs pick up on and what our actions relay to them. I need to listen and study this more. I will probably either get the ebook or paperback.

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Helpful information

I knew a lot of the information in this book, but did not realize I knew it.
I recommend it to all dog lovers.

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Very informative

The content was very informative and helpful! A few errors with the recording, but nothing that hindered the audiobook.

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Talking with dogs

This is the second time I've read this book, and as many times as I have stopped and rewound it it's realistically the fifth or sixth time or more. I've learned quite a lot from reading many books about my fur babies and I think the most important books are the ones that teach us how to talk with our pets. this has been a good book to do that and I may just read it many more times or at least until I can proficiently talk with my fur babies.

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While this is a good start to a book I’d hardly call it a book.

This book is about 30 minutes to get read. Very short. A great start to a good book. I just wish it had more information. A lot of money for what’s basically a pamphlet

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calling all dog groomers!

Very helpful with interactions. There is a DVD also. The narration is easier for me personally to understand. I just love Turid Ruguus.

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  • 08-11-22

Loved learning more

Short but exceptionally helpful. The advice is succinct and actionable - I understand more about dog's behaviour and as a Petsitter this book has been invaluable. I'm only disappointed there aren't any more of her book on audible.

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