Ethology – Canine Body Language

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  1. I was thrilled to be able to apply some of the knowledge you shared in this session in observing the dogs in this Thai rescue I’m at for another 3 weeks, half-way through my stay.
    In particular, Lola is a chronic troublemaker and had a clearly kinked tail. Even in a relaxed state, she seems to a slightly kinked baseline, though.
    Here are some short clips, looking for conflict and relaxed:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYX_HWyV30c
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VqgbKJd9UQ

  2. I was wondering what your thoughts are on the “shake off” being a sign of stress release. In my experience, I’ve noticed that they tend to shake off after something stressful happens, or after going through something a little more difficult to handle. I often encourage dogs to shake off, like the guy in the video was, as I’ve found it to be like us taking a deep breath during a tough situation.

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