Behavior Education Network Pro Member Webinar for June

Calming Signals and Communication in Dogs

Since Turid Rugaas introduced the idea of Calming Signals in 2006, the concept has become widely accepted by many pet professionals and pet owners.

But what are Calming Signals?

Do they really calm dogs and are they really signals?

How do they relate to appeasement gestures, submissive behaviors, cut-off signals and displacement activities?

Does it make sense to have a different label for a set of behaviors, separate from ones already existing in the scientific literature?

And what DOES the scientific research tell us about Calming Signals?

We’ll address these questions and more in our June BEN Members Only Webinar. We’ll also use the idea of Calming Signals to talk about animal communication in general and how it is that we know that certain behaviors are really communicative signals.
Join us on Tuesday, June 20th at 1:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time for an interesting look at this influential concept. Register for the webinar by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

In this webinar you’ll learn:
• What Rugaas believes Calming Signals are, and the behaviors that she thinks fall into this category.
• The different ways that pet professionals have used the term.
• Some theoretical issues with the term “Calming Signals.”
• What the research on Calming Signals has found about them.
• How communication signals are studied and identified.
• How to know if a specific behavior acts as a communicative signal.
• Can Calming Signals work between species, such as people and dogs?

Tuesday June 20th at 1:00 Mountain Time

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