Barking: The Sound of a Language

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Dogwise Publishing, 2008 - Pets - 108 pages
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Barking is more than just noise. Barking is natural and almost all dogs bark. It is one of the many ways dogs communicate with each other as well as with humans. 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. Think of barking as your dog's language. By learning to identify what your dog is expressing when he barks, you can take steps to minimize their negative effects.
  

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Review: Barking: The Sound of a Language (Dogwise Training Manual)

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Really helpful for anyone wanting to learn more about what their dog's "bark" means and/or wants to try and change a barking behavior. Quick read, but packed with information Read full review

Review: Barking: The Sound of a Language (Dogwise Training Manual)

User Review  - Chelsea - Goodreads

This is a very helpful book! More people should know about this. Nice and concise for people who are too impatient to read larger books. I suggest this to people at the animal shelter I work at to deal with potential barkers. Read full review

Contents

Barking as Communication
5
When Barking is a Problem
11
Excitement Barking
18
The Warning Bark
39
Fear Barking
45
Guard Barking
60
Frustration Barking
72
Learned Barking
78
Breed Related Barking and Other Vocal Expressions
94
Final Thoughts
102
Recommended Reading
107
About the Author
108
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