Ever wish you could talk to your dog? With the help of this book, you can! With the help of this Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide, you can!
To read an excerpt about your dog's greeting stretch (PDF), click here.
Training your dog becomes much easier when communication flows between you and your dog, which is exactly what happens when you observe dog signals and interpret them correctly. Used as an invaluable reference manual for dog professionals or as a guide to understanding your family pet better, this book is for you.
"Scientists have written numerous books about dog behavior, but trainer Brenda Aloff's magnum opus strikes me as the most useful. It's quite comprehensive and the layout makes it a practical field guide to the instinctive behavior of canines. Looking at pictures, pictures, and more pictures of dogs interacting with other dogs, you'll say to yourself, â€˜Yes, I've seen that; so that's what it means.' Clicker trainers get many chances to see dogs expressing their feelings; this â€˜pictionary' will help you recognize what you're seeing. A big hit at ClickerExpo."
"A great tool for dog professionals. A truly valuable work which will be used as a reference for my clients, as well as the behavior staff at the Marin Humane Society. Brenda's comments on canine communication are as valuable as the excellent images that form the bulk of the book."
—Trish King, author of Parenting Your Dog and Behavior and Training Director of Marin Humane Society
"Once I started reading it, it quickly became apparent that this book should be mandatory reading material for virtually every dog owner. Brenda's description of the canine language and the contexts in which they occur is very well documented. In order for us humans to be successful in relating to our dogs, we truly need to have a better understanding of what they are saying. This book provides exactly such a primer. Perfect for owners, veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and day care owners."
—Ali Brown, author of Scaredy Dog! Understanding and Rehabilitating Your Reactive Dog