Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc.

Talk to the Paw! Understanding What Dogs are Really Saying--and What We're Saying to Them

Presented by Nicole Wilde

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Dogs are excellent interpreters of canine body language and signals. But how good are we at reading dogs? Sure, you know that ears back and tail down means a dog is afraid, and that a show of teeth is your cue to move away slooowly. But there's so much more to canine body language and communication.

Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered:
  • What does it mean when a dog's teeth chatter, or when the lower jaw trembles?
  • How dangerous are air snaps and muzzle punches?
  • Is there a significance to which side your dog's tail wag favors?
  • What are the active and passive defense reflexes?
  • Can you recognize the subtle signals that tell you when a dog is afraid?
  • Do dogs "laugh" and if so, how can we make use of it?

You’ll hear about all of these things, and will also gain a much better understanding of how human body language and vocalizations can have a huge impact. You’ll see how even your smallest gesture can affect the way dogs react, both in training and in everyday interactions. Best of all, you’ll learn how to use that knowledge to gain cooperation and trust.

The lecture is packed with eye-opening information including the latest research studies, as well as an extensive collection of fascinating photos and video footage. By viewing real-time video and then slow-motion playback, you’ll improve your observational skills and discover subtle, lightning-quick signals that otherwise might have been missed—even if you’re a professional. And you’ll participate in interactive, fun exercises including “Intonation Station” and "50 Shades of Bark" to further hone your skills. This seminar packs a lot of useful information into one day. Whether you're a trainer, shelter/rescue worker, owner, vet tech, or other canine professional or enthusiast, you'll come away with plenty of new ideas, tips, tricks, and a whole new understanding of body language and communication—dogs and ours.

Nicole's seminars are always upbeat, fun, and packed with immediately useful information. You'll come away from this full-day presentation with new knowledge, plenty of great new tips and techniques, and the enthusiasm to implement them.

Nicole is a popular speaker and her seminars fill quickly, so register early!

Registration Information

Earlybird special $105 before August 1 use code earlybird
Date:September 21, 2014
Time:9:00AM - 4:00PM
Location:Narnia Pet Behavior & Training
10143 Clow Creek Road
Plainfield, Il 60585