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Humane Dog Training - Book Giveaway!

Humane Dog Training - Book Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Training Your Dog the Humane Way: Simple Teaching Tips for Resolving Problem Behaviors & Raising a Happy Dog by Alana Stevenson. Read this excerpt and leave a comment below for your chance to win the book! Calming Body Language Humans tend to use intense body language when interacting with other animals. As primates, we reach in front of us to grab and touch objects, and we face individuals directly. Direct frontal body language can frighten and inhibit many dogs. It can also intensify anxiety and aggression, increase mouthiness, and cause a dog to jump on you. By being cognizant of your body language and modifying it around dogs, you can help them be more relaxed and comfortable with you. Angle yourself slightly when interacting with dogs, as opposed to facing them directly or leaning over them. Stand or kneel next to or parallel to them, or a...

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