Dogs are social beings, they live with us humans but not for us. A communication can only work if the transmission is optical or acoustic, which both sides can understand.
We learn several foreign languages in order to be able to communicate on holiday, in case of deafness in the family we learn sign language, only with our dogs we assume that they understand our words.Today, in 2020, people still try to prove that dogs understand the meaning of the word because they press a red button when “red” is said or a green one when “green” is commanded. Why is this so? An adaptation on our part to our companions would be a first step here.
Is there a greater compliment when dogs treat us as “your equal”? Not to me!
If you really get down to the level of the dog and try to communicate exclusively through body language, you will discover the fascination of what is possible, simply because the dog wants to communicate with you.
Commands are still being shouted at the dog and forced into certain behavior etc.
Give me such a dog for one hour, and the dog will not remember its owner and think “Don’t shit that again” when he sees his owner again.
Each of our behaviour, each gesture, each movement and each look has a meaning in the communication with our dogs, even if the dog is only watching us and we are not in direct dialogue with him. He draws information from our body language.
this refers to the fact that sensitive animals and humans can predict the intentions of others without it being possible to rationalize on which channels or how this information flows. This has nothing to do with the supernatural or any as yet undiscovered “brain vibrations”, rather it has more to do with the fact that parts of our perception work better from the subconscious than via the detour of consciousness.
While body language in domestic dogs is partly innate or learned in puppyhood, we have to become aware of this kind of communication for the first time. We use body language for the most part unconsciously BUT our canine interlocutors receive information that reflects our attitude to certain facts or circumstances.
When our mind says yes and our feeling means no, this becomes visible in our body language. Dogs put these uncertainties into practice by often making decisions for yes or no, because from their point of view there is a need to make decisions.
This is widely commented as “he does what he wants”.
Dogs have many possibilities to communicate. They use their “language” knowingly. They use this communication pattern again and again in the same order, so it is clear that this is done purposefully and dogs know what they are doing. The dog always knows what he wants and tells us this.
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