Barking is than just noiseBarking is natural and almost all dogs bark It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other as well as with humans In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine calming signals, turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior.Think of barking as your dogs language By learning to identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimize their negative effects.You will learnHow to utilize knowledge of canine body language to help you communicate with your dog before barking gets out of hand.Barking characteristics of different breeds and groups of dogs.How to recognize six types of barking and their causes.Step by step training methods to solve barking problems....
|Title||:||Barking: The Sound of a Language (Dogwise Training Manual)|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Dogwise Publishing 11 Februar 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||460 Pages|
|File Size||:||862 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Barking: The Sound of a Language (Dogwise Training Manual) Reviews
Absolut zu empfehlen. Ich arbeite in einer Tierpraxis und kann dieses Buch nur wärmstens empfehlen . Ebenso calming Signals. Lernen sie ihren Hund besser verstehen und sind werden ein dreamteam. Sehr gutes Buch
Totally recomended. A very thorough and attentive way of understanding more of the dog lenguage. Short and punctual. Like the way she separate the different types of barking and the way she explain them.
Really good information in a short book. Recommended for every dog owner, and quite easy to read.
As one who was raised by people who bred and trained animals, the action of training is second nature to me. Reading animals body language (horses, dogs and cats) is an automatic thing.I've just read Barking: The Sound of a Language for the first time.When reading Barking I was fascinated by how much I didn't know about barking. How much I did know was also fascinating.It only took a day to resolve a couple of barking, hmm problems is too strong a term, but it'll do.We live in the country and, for the moment, have critters in our attic. Since babies are involved this drives my female Cardigan Welsh Corgi wild. I just hadn't realized that she was barking so much and so loudly because she thought I wasn't listening to her.A couple of times of walking over to where she was, looking and listening, and then saying "Yes, I hear them. Nothing I can do. And I'm not letting you up there because you'd fall through the floor." and she calmed down to the point where all I had to do was say "I hear them." after her first bark and she stopped.I also was able to separate "excited" barking from "ya gotta do something right now" barking. Very helpful out here.I already knew about the "don't leave us" barking, but didn't have any idea of how to resolve it. It is only a problem when I have them in the car and they bark themselves silly until I get back. That, I think, is going to take more than a day to resolve.As always I enjoyed reading her book just for the style and vast amount of knowledge she can convey in such a small volume.
I have two 13 year old dogs from a litter I got as a surprise about a month after adopting their mother from a farm 13 years ago. One of them has talked nearly non-stop from the day she was born, sometimes outright barking of one sort or another and other times the faintest of whines, and everything in between. She has also always tended towards anxiety and fearfulness, with a nervous system that is easily overloaded. Her sister is calm and generally quiet. I bought this book mostly out of curiosity after reading a synopsis of it in a dog newsletter yesterday.Over the past 13 years I have learned many of the things the author discusses on my own, rather haphazardly, out of love, curiosity and necessity, and am pretty good at understanding about 80-90% of what my talkative gal says. Yet reading this book now was helpful still, as I have recently seen her working quite vocally to train me to feed her on command, as she had trained a neighbor we moved away from a few months ago.This book has helped me look at what is going on in a broader way. She is probably hungry, having lost about 20 pounds over the past several months since the move, but also probably somewhat lonely and rather bored in our new living situation. The book also serves as a good reminder as to the influence of my behavior in the situation. I have a clearer sense now of what I need to do, and not do, lol, to meet her needs better, before the barking and other behaviors get out of hand.It's a quick read, straight to the point, simple and filled with kindness. I definitely recommend it!
While I have heard much of this book, and her other books in some way or another by other trainers, Turid basically relates to you in her books and explains things simply and directly. It just "Clicks" give all of her boks a quick read, and you will be surprised. Also, I feel she is the ONLY trainer I have read that does back her theories up with science. This helps immensely. Thank you Turid.
Just an excellent book. I am a lover of German Shepherds and I have always had puppies and trained them in obedience, taking them through obedience titles.Then last year, I "rescued" a 21/2 year old male shepherd and this was a new experience as I inherited some "problems" - one of which was excessive barking along with aggressiveness towards other dogs. I read "Calming Signals" first and really leaned a lot which is helping me with the aggressiveness issues. I was so pleased with that book, I purchased "Barking" and that has been an inspiration. The lessons I have leaned have had an immediate help with the barking problems. I had never really understood that barking is a "language" and that my dog was trying to tell me something. I had also not really recognized that the different types of barking were telling me different things. I was able to determine that I have primarily a "watch" dog and the author advise to assist with this type of barking definitely works. I just look him in the eye and tell him very quietly that I have heard his message and that it is "safe" - essentially telling him I have the situation under control. His response is immediate - he stops barking. I have been trying to resolve this issue for 6 months on my own and I believe I finally have this issue resolved. Many thanks to the author whose knowledge and understanding of dogs is impressive, kind and humane.
If more American owners and users of Livestock Guardian Dogs would refer to Rugaas' books and DVD's, they would have so many less problems. Her insights are true, her profound advice simply put. I strongly recommend this book particularly for those with LGDs who are complaining about barking. Read this book and stop complaining - instead, read this book and begin to understand what your dogs are telling you, and go from there. She is plain spoken, and always keeps the dog's well-being in mind. I can't recommend her works enough. They are the best.