Dog body language. How To Read Your Dog's Body Language

What Is Your Dog Trying To Tell You?
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  • Lectures 15
  • Length 39 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2014 English

Course Description

In this course, we will talk about dog body language. This will help you to understand better and communicate more efficietly with our dog.

In order to do this, it is necessary to understand some aspects of communication both humans and between human and dogs.

At first, I will learn to understand the main moods through dog's body language.

I will analyse different body parts of dogs and I will show you the correct and incorrect approach.

At the end ,I will teach you how to decode quickly dog's signals and avoid unpleasant fights.

The course is made to be understood by anyone, with several photos and videos to show you different dog's moods.

At the end of every lesson, I will always suggest you some interesting books to read,
in order to undestand dog body language.

What are the requirements?

  • As we will learn together, the emphatic ability is a primary requirement for starting to understand dog language
  • Students need to love dogs and their communication world
  • They need to have the will to better understand them

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn to read dog body language
  • you will learn to recognize quickly different dog moods
  • you will understand how a dog communicate with another dog, and you will learn to avoid unplesant fights
  • you will be able to better understand your dog
  • you will explore the world of dog emotions , their feelings and their way to show them to us

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who owns a dog
  • For anyone who would like to know them better
  • For anyone who wants to understand the specific way to communicate of our dog
  • For anyone who wants to improve his friendship and relationship with his dog
  • This course isn't for the owners which they don't want to pay attention to dog body language, that is the dog communication channel

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Section 1: Introduction to the dog moods

The first lesson is about the aims of the course. We will see how emotions are expressed through non-verbal comunication, we will analiyze different body parts of dogs, we will show you correct and incorrect approach.


Indecision is the dog mood in which they express their volunteer of choise.


The first mood we will analyze is the friendly attitude


Attention is the dog volunteer to focalize on something interesting

2 questions

When a dog shows friendship, his ears are:



-flattened on the head

Which is the best way to approach a dog that show us sign of friendship?

- walk straight towards him

-sit down and talk in a kind voice

-turn around and walk away

Section 2: Communication of peace

Peace signals are a wide range of signals used by stressed dog.


Smile is important to communicate kindness. For our dogs, smile could mean an another kind of mood.


Caress is very important both for humans and dogs. It creates strong connections in the group

Peace signals
1 question
Section 3: Communication habits

Communication habits – approach In this lesson, we will learn the right and the incorrect approach to a dog.


looking in the eyes For human, looking in the eyes is normal and polite. Are you sure that it's the same for your dog?


One of our communication habit is running towards someone else. Let's us see how dogs see this.

Communication habits
2 questions
Section 4: Emotions in dogs
Emotions in dogs and humans

Dogs are not like babies. They don't like being picking in our arms. In this lesson, we will see why

2 questions
Section 5: Bad mood in dogs

Aggressiveness for power: Aggressiveness for power is the most scared mood for dog owners. In this lesson, we will analyse dog behaviour and teach you how to behave in front of an aggressive dog.


Aggressiveness for fear is the most dog mood representing scared submission


Submission fear is the most common dog mood expressing remission

2 questions

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Instructor Biography

Fedra Dirani, Certified Dog Trainer and Veterinary student

My name is Fedra Dirani .

I am the owner and manager of a Canine Center here in my country for about ten years now.
I graduated from the Academy of Canine Culture in Milan “S.I.A.C." , Italy and I am a Canine Instructor.
At the Academy, I specialized in behavioral problems and took part to workshops and courses on psychology and animal behavior .
Nowadays I often work in schools, teaching children how to take care of dogs and how to behave properly. I also practice “Pet Therapy" with children that have disabilities in order to help them overcome many social difficulties .
In addition to all these activities, for many years now I participate to competitions at international level in “Sport Agility" field.
I have a breeding of Jack Russell and I also deal with grooming , having followed a training course .
I'm about to graduate from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine as a veterinary nurse.

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