Do dogs have a universal language that we can learn to understand?
Do you feel like you want to better interpret your dog's communication?
Could your relationship with your dog improve if your communication got better?
Yes, they do. Their communication goes beyond just barks. It includes a whole repertoire of facial expressions, body language signals and vocalisations. Once we learn to recognise these signals and interpret them, we are not only likely to see that our dogs are far more chatty than we ever imagined, but it results in better communication. And like with any relationship, better communication strengthens relationships.
This compelling course will give you a detailed insight into Calming Signals - the visual language dogs use to communicate with each other and humans. Interestingly, these signals are understood by all dogs. There are more than 30 calming signals that dogs use! Think about it - an Indian street dog could communicate with a dog from Norway, for example, and be understood. How humbling is that!
Backed by years of cutting edge scientific research and an empathetic, force-free philosophy, this course goes into the amazing advances to be learned within the world of animal behaviour. It explores a dog’s mind, their stress signals, ethology and how much there is to learn from free-ranging dogs and incorporate them into the lives of our furry companions.
Sindhoor Pangal, canine behaviour consultant, canine ethology researcher and canine myotherapist has created this course so you can not only take a peek into your dog’s heart and mind, but also open up your own.
Sindhoor also walks you through practical ways to improve your relationship with your dog through calm communication. She’s of the firm belief that there needs to be no forceful training, only understanding and empathy.
In an easy to learn format, you can work through this course at your own pace. It has short video lectures and real life footage of dogs using signals for communication, followed by short quizzes to help recap and retain ideas. It also has some assignment suggestions to help you with practical application of the learning and improve your observation skills.
If you wish to know more about other courses she offers, you can check out the official website of the school.
Canine communication: A scientific and modern guide to Calming Signals touches upon:
What are Calming Signals?
The different types of Calming Signals and what do they mean?
What to do your dog exhibits Calming Signals?
A brief guide to vocalisations in dogs
30 videos, 20+ quizzes, 15+ assignment suggestions
Who this course is for all dog people:
Skill level required:
This course can be taken by anyone. No prior experience with dog training required.
However, you should be willing to learning the kinder way of dealing with dogs.
About Sindhoor Pangal:
Sindhoor is a canine behaviour consultant, a canine myotherapist and an engineer by qualification. She quit her corporate life as a VP of a silicon valley based start-up, to pursue a career working with dogs, after her dog, Nishi met with an accident and needed special physical and emotional care. While she started working as a behaviour and myotherapy consultant for companion dogs, her passion is ethological studies of free-ranging dogs in India.
Sindhoor studied under renowned dog behaviour expert from Norway, Turid Rugaas who awarded the King's Badge of Honour, in 2017, by the Norwegian King, HM Harald V|I for her lifetime contributions to the field of canine behaviour. Sindhoor is the director of BHARCS, a school of canine behaviour and ethology in India, offering workshops and a UK accredited level 4 diploma. Sindhoor splits her time between conducting free ranging dog studies and curating unique curriculum for eager learners at BHARCS.
BHARCS attracts students from all over the country and the world and today boast of students from 15 cities in India and 6 countries. Sindhoor’s ethological studies on free ranging dogs has been mentioned in Natgeo bookazine - The Genius of Dogs, the book Canine Confidential by Dr Marc Bekoff, IAABC journal, the PPG blog, PDTE blog and the NRP Radio show - Radio Pet Lady.
While she wears many hats, Sindhoor’s says that the most rewarding part of her life has been caring for and bearing witness to two amazing dogs—Nishi, who recently passed away, and Cheeru—whom she considers her inspirations and her greatest teachers.
Sindhoor is a full member of The Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE) and is the country representative for India. BHARCS is an organisation member of the International Companion Animal Network (ICAN) and an affiliate of International School of Canine Psychology (UK) and Galen myotherapy Centre (UK).