Item description for Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide Interpreting the Native Language of the Domestic Dog by Brenda Aloff...
Never before has canine body language been so thoroughly documented with photographs and text! Hundreds of images in this almost 400 page book illustrate the incredible variety of postures, behaviors and situations that the typical dog either manifests or encounters in his day-to-day life. There isn't a dog trainer or behaviorist who won't learn something new in this incredible volume. And there isn't a dog owner who won't welcome the new insights they will gain into the behavior of the family dog.
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Great educational tool Sep 8, 2008
Very interesting! If you want to understand your dog better this is the book for you. I have been observing my dogs interact and am proud of their "native language skills". The book is easy to read and has a ton of pictures to easily convey the authors descriptions. She has a cute sense of humor and obviously loves her dogs very much, as I do! Now I can better understand them which makes us all happier.
lots of dog pics Aug 31, 2008
fascinating book Lots of great pictures showing detailed differences in dog body language. Very helpful in understanding dogs
Learning Dog as a Second Language! What a wonderful gift to yourself and your dog. Aug 29, 2008
I recommend this book for people who already know some dog language, those who don't but would like to, and perhaps most of all to people who are afraid of dogs. The text is well-enough written by someone who does not write as a profession--it comes through rather clearly that the author is an expert in her field. There are a few substitutions of jargon for definitions which prevented my full comprehension of what she was talking about, but the author has organized the book well and provided many good photographs, so that I understood what was meant. I have been fortunate to have intuitively grasped many of the "sentences" the author discusses, but I have never been able to pick up clues of when an encounter between dogs or between dogs and people is beginning to turn sour. I usually know in time to prevent wounds, but now I will be able to tell in time to prevent negative reactions from maturing into dangerous interactions. It's going to be fun to communicate explicitly with dogs; I'm going to have to practice practice practice before I get my new dog in a couple of years or so.
Excellent insight in to the world of dogs. Jun 13, 2008
This was recommended reading for The Delta Society training course. It is an excellent insight in to the world of dogs. Very good examiniation of dog body language. By learning to pay attention to your dogs posture, you will know what it is thinking before it does. Remember there are no dumb dogs, just dumb owners. Learn to understand your animal. Read this book.
A great resource Jun 3, 2008
I bought this book after our trainer let us borrow hers for a while. There is more information than I could ever remember, so it's very useful as a reference. Dog behavior is often very different from human behavior (e.g., among dogs avoiding eye contact is considered polite) and this book helps make sense of what is really going on with them, making it possible to stop problem behavior before it begins.