CANINE BODY LANGUAGE

This course is presented under license from the Dog Training College

 4-HOUR WORKSHOP

IN-PERSON OR LIVESTREAM

Did you know that dog’s do not communicate verbally? 

They have a very sophisticated non-verbal method of communication called Canine Body Language. We often miss these subtle methods of communications and this can cause behaviour to escalate even to dog’s biting. 

Learning how to read and interpret subtle body language and facial expression will allow us to understand what a dog is really trying to tell us. 

Being able to read a dog will allow you to understand and even predict canine behaviour. 

This fascinating subject will open up a whole new way of communicating with your dog that you may not even have realised was possible. You will truly begin to speak dog. 

Does a dog lying on its back really want a belly rub? 

Is a wagging tail a sign of a happy dog? 

Can dogs feel guilt? 

This course will begin to answer some of the most misunderstood canine behaviours and as a result will change the way you interact with dogs forever. The course also contains a deep dive into Canine emotions, why do dogs make choices, how can we teach them to make good choices, what is a dog’s emotional bucket and so on. We will also look at dog dog interactions and learn about the chain and what happens if the chain is broken. 

This is the course your dog wants you to attend! 

This course has been developed by the Dog Training College and is taught under license. 

Our Canine Body Language Instructor regularly also teaches the course for the Dog Training College. 

The course is offered with 4 hours certified CPD (Continued Professional Development) and comes with an 80 page student e-manual. We offer the course at certain locations and can teach it bespoke at your dog club or training school. The course is ideal for 30-50 people, but we can accommodate up to 70 students. 

UPCOMING courses

October 30th 6pm – 10pm on Zoom

Book Now

Click the button to register your interest in attending one of our LiveStream or in-person events and receive discounted tickets and a surprise free gift. 

COURSE CONTENT

Section One

Understanding the dog – we will Look at the eyes, the ears, the tail, the coat, the posture and the mouth of the dog and discuss why dogs do what they do.

Section Two

Canine Emotions Deep Dive – we will look at the emotions of the dog, why behave the way that they do, what is arousal and how to manage our dog’s arousal, we will look at stress, fear and much more. We will also look at bite prevention and how to read the signs that a dog will give us to avoid them biting.

Section Three

Dog Dog Interactions – we will Look at play, what is appropriate and what is not, how to manage meets and greets with our dogs on and off leash, a dog’s chain of approach and much more.


Section Four

Video analysis- we will watch some videos of dogs interactions and discuss what is happening in each video clip as a group.

Other Learning. We will look at coat patterns and what these mean, we will look at strategies that can create awesome relationships with our dogs as well as talking about ACE Free work and how we can use Free work to better read our dog’s body language and emotion

Clients say