Hi Everyone Nutty here and I’d like to bark to you about canine behaviours and the way we doggies think.
Some people believe because we don’t talk in voices the way people do we don’t speak at all but that is simply not true.
We dogs have a refined and intelligent way of communicating using not just sounds but signals too and we try very hard to speak to our parents and carers but this can be quite challenging because oftentimes humans do not understand what we dogs are saying even when we try very hard.
Here are a few common examples of doggie-speak signalling which you probably see us do every day.
There are many signals dogs use and if you look on Mum’s website www.mayacaninebehaviourist.com on the Dog Talk page you will see more examples and there is even a little quiz for you to try. Study the three pictures and see if you can guess what the dogs are saying to each other. Not giving anything away but in the first picture one of the doggies is me!
If this subject is something you are interested in (and I do hope it is, imagine the bliss if all humans could effectively communicate with their doggies). I can recommend a super little book by Turid Rugaas On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals.
Nutty, Scotland Editor