Category Archives: Human body language

Let’s Talk about Using Aversives in Training. I’ll Go First!

Today’s post is about being  thoughtful about the use of aversives. I write about that frequently, so how about if I describe what I mean by “thoughtful”? I am going to present a description of an aversive method I used to use. I am … Continue reading

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Lip Licks!

Just a quick body language observation item today. I love watching slow motion footage of my dogs since so much is happening that I normally don’t see. I had suspected for a while that Summer had at least two distinct … Continue reading

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A Little Heavy on the Body English

Part 3 of  Dogs Notice Everything (The Missed Cue) This is really the opposite of a missed cue. The dogs are understanding the cues beautifully, but these are cues I’m specifically trying not to give! Around the time I made the … Continue reading

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