The Basics of
Dog Language

- meaningful interaction with your dog

Are you sure you understand your dog? Does your dog always understand what you want? Most people get surprised when they realize how much human body language actually resembles Dog Language - but they get even more surprised when they find out how crucial some of the pitfalls are! Besides, humans have learned to not pay much attention to body language but instead rely on verbal communication. Dogs cannot do that. But they are very good communicators!

The K9joy "Dog Language Seminar/Workshop" is your gateway to understanding how to interpret what your dog is trying to tell you - and how you can express yourself clearly in all areas of importance to the dog.

In this seminar, you will get a thorough overview of the most important communication patterns for dogs. They are related to the interaction with other pack members - and to expressing emotions. Dogs are always very honest about this, and they use a very rich "vocabulary", typically expressing the same message through more than one channel at a time, thus increasing your chances of actually receiving it....

This seminar will take you through the most common situations and illustrate for you what kind of messages you can expect to both receive and give in those situations. It is like getting a quick tourist parlor before you travel to a country where people speak a language you don't understand - and they don't speak English either...

Once you understand the main principles, the workshops will give you all the demonstrations you need to get it all "hammered in". You will get a chance to observe both your own dog and the other students' dogs in common social situations, and you will have your instructor as live interpreter, so you get to understand what the dogs are telling - and how you can know that. The most exciting part, of course, is when you get to practice your own skills in Dog Language - but don't worry, dogs are so happy that you will even try that they will forgive you the "accent", no matter how thick it is...

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This is what you will get from this K9joy seminar/workshop:

  • How dogs greet - both when they are polite and rude...

  • The big no-no's in Dog Language - and what you actually convey to your dog by using them...

  • How dogs "tell stories" about what they have experienced in the past, thus initiating a casual chatting conversation...

  • How dogs express their emotions during greeting - and which emotions are particularly important.

  • How dogs determine rank - and how they go about using this knowledge when interacting with each other and with humans.

  • How you, as a human, can do better than a dog on many accounts of using Dog Language....

  • Why you cannot lie to your dog about your emotions...

  • How you get control over your body so it will convey the right messages to your dog in the most common daily situations.

  • How you recognize warning signals and how you respond to them.

  • How you tell the difference between fear and submission, and adjust your own behavior accordingly.

  • How you recognize aggression and what you do about it.

  • How you use dominance well and not too much of it....

  • How you can increase your Dog Language vocabulary through training.

  • What the dog's limitations are in terms of learning English or any other human language.

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  • Fee Schedule - what it costs to get such a seminar coming to you...

For clubs and other groups, we can put a program together that exactly fits your needs, including practical workshops that also involve demonstrations with dogs. It does not have to fit the standards... Please check the Special Assignments page, so we can discuss what can work for you!

This seminar is partially based on Anders Hallgren's book "The ABC's of Dog Language", which you can order on-line if you want to prepare yourself for getting the most out of this seminar/workshop.

You should also know that, although this seminar most certainly can "stand alone", the value you will get from it will be greatly enhanced if you also participate in either of these seminars/workshops: or if you watch the video "The Dog's Social Behavior" in advance.

Signing up for
"The Basics of Dog Language Communication":

To sign up for this seminar/workshop, you will need to pay up front with your registration. Until we receive your payment, you are not booked.

If you want to bring your own dog along for us to use you and your dog as examples during the workshop, you should let us know when you have registered, and we shall give you further instructions about it.

On the deadline (or before, if we possibly can), we will decide the fate of the event. If too few people are signed up, the seminar/workshop will get cancelled, and those who made a payment will get they money back immediately. In the moment we get enough people to make it worth the while running the seminar, you will be immediately notified, so you can prepare yourself. So, if you miss that crucial confirmation date, you could very well become the reason for the seminar/workshop being cancelled!

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Unfortunately, no seminar/workshop on the topic "The Basics of Dog Language Communication" is currently being offered to a public audience.

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Mogens Eliasen

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