Dog trainer and behaviorist Turid Rugaas has been studying canine social language for more than 30 years. Her best-selling book and DVD On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals has changed the way we think about dogs and brought a greater appreciation for just how intelligent dogs are. She is also the author of My Dog Pulls: What Do I Do? When not lecturing, Turid lives in a small town in Norway.
Barking: The Sound of a Languageby Turid Rugaas
Barking is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other and with humans. Think of barking as part of your dog’s language. When a dog barks, he is expressing something and you can learn to understand what he is he is trying to say. In this book, author Turid Rugaas, well known for her work on identifying and utilizing canine “calming signals,” turns her attention to understanding and managing barking behavior. If you can identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimize the negative effects of barking in cases where you find it a problem.
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