Word of the Day – Appeasement gestures

Appeasement gestures: Signs dogs show when in a stressful environment. You should help the dog feel good by removing them from the environment causing these stress signals: licking lips, turning head/body away, yawning, submissive grin, slowing down movement, lifting paw, and freezing.

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As with any interpretation of animal body language it is important to take into context the surrounding environment and the individual animal’s training/behavior history when possible. Trainer Talk is a small-bite blog geared towards Caitlin’s Animal Training clientele to improve their knowledge of primarily dog training concepts and terminology they will hear throughout their personalized training sessions.

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