Shared Blog Post – You Have to Stop! Interrupting Unwelcome Puppy Play Toward an Older Dog from

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Puppies can often be relentless when getting an older dog to play. While your senior dog may enjoy an opportunity to wrestle and play chase games with a puppy, odds are they will reach a point when they have had enough. Unfortunately, not all older dogs successfully tell the pup when to stop and, sadly, allow themselves to become miserable punching bags. In this blog post from Eileen Anderson, co-author of the fantastic book Puppy Socialization, she discusses how to deal with a pup harassing your older dog. –

Shared Blog Post – Does a Wagging Tail Mean a Happy Dog?

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Many people are under the misconception that if a dog is wagging its tail that it is happy and therefore safe to approach. The fact is, a dog may also wag their tail when aroused, when preparing to attack, when anxious, and while hunting prey.

To learn more about dogs and their tails, read this blog post from author and dog trainer Eileen Anderson at her blog eileenanddogs

Recommended Resources

Articles on Don’s Blog

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Introduction to Canine Communication –

Handouts to Download

Body Language of Fear in Dogs Dr. Sophia Yin

Signs of Anxiety and Fear – Dr. Marty Becker


On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals, Turid Rugaas, Dogwise Publishing, 2006