Tag Archives: canine signaling

Weekly Woof from the Web

Often times a pet owner will presume that a bite or growl has come out of ‘nowhere’ or that their dog is absolutely ‘fine’ in a situation; but this is often not the case, as is illustrated in this piece: A Second Look

A good place to start developing a better understanding of such situations is with canine body language and signaling; this is an excellent resource to get started with: Introduction to Dog Body Language from Silent Conversations.

Sneezing and Reverse Sneezing in dogs – something to be concerned about?

fMRI is giving us some exciting insights into how dogs’ brains work plus all the dogs in Berns’ studies have been trained to willing participants in the MRI work – check some of their training and work in this clip:


Here’s a handy chart to figure out your dog’s age from WebMD.

We don’t have all the answers but these might be the reasons behind these 5 odd dog behaviours!

Now, it’s no excuse but we may have found a contributory reason for such a high proportion of these dogs to have a tendency to put on weight so easily: Why is my dog fat? (with link to full article)

A great clip clearly explaining the use of counterconditioning to help your pet to cope better with new, exciting or scary situations:


Have a conversation with your dog: Conversations with River

Good dishwashing advice from a vet and don’t forget to get your dog’s dinner out of those bowls (Kongs can go in the dishwasher too!).

For those pet lovers with green fingers here’s some gardening advice for pet friendly gardens.

Are you looking forward to the release of this film as much as we are?


Hey! Just have fun:


Weekly Woof from the Web

Such a busy week with lots of excellent dog-related resources from all over the web!

Spring is finally here and lots of us may wish to get more active with our dogs. Take care before you start putting your dog under any extra exertion though and only ask your dog to participate in exercise they are able for: Jogging with your dog improves overall fitness and health

Crufts 2016 is just coming to an end this evening; here are some vintage photographs from the 1900s.

Read Eric & Peety’s Mutual Rescue story (WARNING you will need tissues) and watch their short film below. Who rescued whom?


We often meet resistance when we ask pet owners and indeed, vets, to have the dog fully examined, including any relevant diagnostics, before or as we engage in behaviour work. This case illustrates the importance of such awareness: When the only symptom is behavior change 

Teaching a great recall isn’t about the type of dog you have, or just about having your dog come back when you call – it requires quite a bit of investment but is well worth it: The Secret to a Recall

And if you really want to teach your dog, better learn how they best learn: How Dogs Learn from Urban Dogs and How Dogs Learn from Dr Yin

Dogs ‘speak’ a foreign language:

What your dog is desperately trying to tell you!


Licks don’t necessarily equal kisses:


I’m sure many of us know someone who probably shouldn’t have a dog for some reason or another…5 Ways to talk someone out of getting a dog when they should not have one

All the feels: awwww!

Some training inspiration from Jumpy!

Mesmerising and relaxing: