Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dog Language: Bridging the Gap of Communication

As a dog owner, it is important to understand your dog language. Dogs or any other animals have different language of their own. Don’t expect that they will understand what you say no matter how clearly you said it. If you want to understand your dog and vice versa, you have to know how to do the talking.

First thing to know is you have to say what you want straight to the point. No long lines and too much talking. Dogs don’t have the ability to understand human language and yet most dog owner forgot this common knowledge.

Next thing to remember is your choice of words. It is better to use words that you frequently say when you talk to your dog. No alteration of words for every command. That is very important for the dog not to be confused.

Third and the most important is the tone of your voice. Your tone of voice will help your dog distinguish your emotion—whether you’re angry or not. It is also helpful in teaching tricks. Lastly, is to understand the body language of your dog. In order to do so, you must observe carefully every action your canine makes under various circumstances. This is the best method to know and understand your dog as well as any other pet.

Establishing a good relationship between you and your canine is a little bit tiring but can be rewarding as well. Nothing can compare than having a dog companion. Men and canines have been together for many centuries; this connection will persist as their understanding of each other grows.

3 comments:

Fisher and Staff said...

Very nice simple directions. We don't have a dog, but we do have a doggy friend who comes and stays with us sometimes, so we can always use good information.

masmasika said...

HI, good tips. I also have dogs. I love dogs and treat them like members of the family.

arcanegirl said...

@Fisher
Thanks for the comment. I have cats too in the house and they get along with my dogs.

@masmasika
Same here, I treat my dogs as a member of the family and not just a family pet. Nice to see some one commenting in my blog from mylot.