How Dogs Tell Us What We Need to Know | Barbara Sherman | TEDxSandhillsCommunityCollege

  • Опубликовано: 26 июн 2017
  • Barbara shows us how to read the body language of our dogs so that we can anticipate and alleviate their anxiety.
    Barbara Sherman, a board-certified veterinary behavior specialist, is the Director of Behavioral Medicine Service at NC State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to teaching veterinary students, she treats the behavioral problems of companion animals and directs the Behavioral Medicine Residency Training program. In an effort to enhance their welfare, her ongoing research focuses on canine-human communication and the assessment and attenuation of fear responses in dogs and cats.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Комментарии • 261

  • Glenn Cox
    Glenn Cox 5 дней назад

    All good points, you obviously know dogs, you just need to work on presentation skills. I could not finish watching the whole video ☹️

  • Adam Sainz
    Adam Sainz 7 дней назад

    My dog is my dog , no one else's. They listen only to me , not by force but by their choice , we protect each other . I can take the good out of their mouths , no one else had better try that . I'm their daddy , they are my babies . We are family

  • Ron Thompson
    Ron Thompson 12 дней назад

    I like her ,she no,s what she talking about ,i have learn a lot from her,it might be a great book for dog owners.

  • Roy Wells
    Roy Wells Месяц назад

    My Lucy I love her so much I rescued her from a bad home. God sent her to me I'm so blessed. Turns out she has addison disease. That's unusual in young dogs, shes only a year and a half. It cost over 300 a month for her shots to keep her alive. The person that had her would have put her down. I'm so glad I found her she is pure love.

  • Bob Lowney
    Bob Lowney Месяц назад

    I have two dogs, the Bichon cannot wait to meet other people and dogs on our walks, 12 yrs old. My mini dachshund likes only me and my spouse, all other people and dogs, she shies away and ducks her heard. all 15 years of this. we have gently tried all her life to meet others, no luck. at home she is fantastic and joyous. when she is out and about she is like a cat, no interest in anything or anyone else.

  • Yogesh Khandke
    Yogesh Khandke Месяц назад

    Two very unhappy words the vet used
    1. Families who have dogs aren’t their “owners” unless they are Michael Vick
    2. A chair is it not a dog, a dog is either a he or a she.

  • Florica Vasiliu
    Florica Vasiliu Месяц назад

    Yes the father should be teaching the son to respect the dog and let the dog eat in peace. The boy had behavioral problems not the dog so train the son and don't change anything in the dogs behavior. Surely that is obvious. It teaches the boy to be considerate and well mannered.

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin Месяц назад +2

    People shouldn't rush a strange dogs and not touch your dog unless given permission! Stop blaming the animal blame the person!

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin Месяц назад

    Give a mild sedative helps separation anxiety. You have to help the dog gradually get used to being alone. We like to blame the animal but don't hold people responsible.

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin Месяц назад +1

    The dog isn't neutered so he's humping. Duh!

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin Месяц назад

    You take too long to get the point!

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin Месяц назад

    Without my dog I literally can't function. Being without a dog is driving me crazy😲

  • Terry McKann
    Terry McKann Месяц назад

    Did they allow a real dog on stage

  • Lisa Godin
    Lisa Godin Месяц назад

    I miss my girl who died in October!😭😭😭😭😭

    • Lisa Godin
      Lisa Godin 13 дней назад +1

      +leesa pearl thanks! I've been trying to find another to heal but I keep getting scammed with false promises. I'll keep looking. I have so much love to give and I want my cat to have another sibling. He helped raise my girl until she passed at 16 so sick nothing could be done and I had to put her to sleep which wasn't so peaceful that I had to comfort my girl. Thanks for your kind words.

    • leesa pearl
      leesa pearl 13 дней назад

      +Lisa Godin There will always be a tender spot, but it does get easier. I thought I'd never get another dog, couldn't take the pain again after losing the dog I had for 19 years. I finally did tho- she wasn't a replacement, but she helped heal my heart and makes me laugh every day. You have a lot of love to give, when you're ready- maybe the best way to honor your dog is to save another life- I bet you'll find the rescue is mutual. Take your time, you'll know when you're ready.

    • Lisa Godin
      Lisa Godin 13 дней назад

      +leesa pearl when will the pain end?

    • leesa pearl
      leesa pearl 13 дней назад

      I'm sorry for your loss; I know how hard it is.

  • Love Music
    Love Music Месяц назад

    My two grandaughters got a havanese puppy when they were 7 and 5. The 7 year old could understand why we told them to let him eat and rest in peace - not the 5 year old. We created a playpen like area with bed, bowls and a few toys in it. His 'peace place'. We put it in an open space under the counter in the kitchen. Very secure 'cave' from which he could look out and watch the family. Did it work? To an extent - the only problem was the 5 year old kept climbing into the peace area, getting in the dogs bed and even sampling his food. She wanted to bond with him but didn't know how. Result: the dog did not trust her for several years. Now she loves dogs, relates to them and they to her. Her little dog still watches her to make sure she doesn't revert to her old behaviors. Dogs don't forget!

  • IstruzioneCinofila
    IstruzioneCinofila 2 месяца назад

    prong collar in a ted talks?? -.-'

  • Karmicmessenger
    Karmicmessenger 2 месяца назад +1

    Once the owner is properly trained, getting the dog to behave properly is really a piece of cake.

  • Ken Holliday
    Ken Holliday 2 месяца назад +1

    OMG!!!!! This lady should never ever ever give another speech or presentation ever again!!!!! I love the subject but thia lady could put a room full of crackheads to sleep!!! Is she drunk??

  • wanik4
    wanik4 3 месяца назад +4

    Considering yourself an "owner" is the first mistake. They are companions on a journey with us. They are there to teach and support us.

  • Arthur davidson
    Arthur davidson 3 месяца назад +2

    Nice, caring and soulful presentation.

  • Willow Gray
    Willow Gray 4 месяца назад +2

    I held my breath through that entire clip of the little boy & dog interacting!! 🤦🏼‍♀️ It’s incredibly frustrating to watch a parent allow their child to be in that situation & equally as upsetting to watch a dog give every “warning” sign to the owner that says, “I’m not comfortable, make it stop!” Not always, but often it’s scenarios similar to that one, when a dog does bite/snap/growl & a child gets hurt or scared. Then, the poor dog gets blamed/punished. 😔 When it was totally AVOIDABLE!!! It’s not the child’s fault, they don’t understand boundaries or see potential danger at that age. Parents have to be the ones to teach, set boundaries, and be proactive. I can’t stand when parents let their kids hit/grab pets, put their face in a dog’s face, aggravate them, and then if or when the pet reacts, they’re treated like a monster. Ummm Noooo... let’s do all of that to you & see how you react! Please teach your kids to be kind to animals, to respect them & their space, to play appropriately, etc. If you’re a new dog, cat, bird, hamster, rabbit owner...educate yourself FIRST on what the animal needs. It will allow your family & your pets to have a far better relationship. ❤️

  • Cydp Palley
    Cydp Palley 4 месяца назад

    When the boy comes home with stitches it's the father's fault. Once the dog showed teeth it should have been a sign to the father to get the boy out of the way.

  • WeeStrom CO Guy
    WeeStrom CO Guy 5 месяцев назад

    Nice clown pants

  • Darwins Myth
    Darwins Myth 5 месяцев назад

    I tell my dog what she needs to know.

  • missbeans
    missbeans 5 месяцев назад +1

    Teach the child how to properly pet the dog! Teach the child how to read dog's behavior! This is stupidity. I have 2 children, 4 cats and 1 dog. We have taught our children from birth how to be gentle and how to read the animal's behavior.

  • freddyvonrabenau1
    freddyvonrabenau1 6 месяцев назад +5

    tell the kid to leave the dog alone.

  • Lee Readman
    Lee Readman 6 месяцев назад +2

    thankyou for showing what your talking about. it made it much easier for me to understand

  • Johnniee Larue
    Johnniee Larue 7 месяцев назад

    Dogs tend to bring lots of problems whenever they are nearby.
    ~ Professor Katz

  • sam7748
    sam7748 7 месяцев назад +4

    Respect an animal's needs and emotions!

  • Ian Simpson
    Ian Simpson 7 месяцев назад

    11 minutes 14 seconds into the video, oh dear, here we go again "safe bubbles" oops sorry "safe spaces" women are pathetic

    • leesa pearl
      leesa pearl 13 дней назад

      I hope you overcome whatever has damaged you and have a happier future.

  • Bliss WKC
    Bliss WKC 7 месяцев назад +2

    Thank you so much dearest sweeties💐
    You're such an inspiration 🙏😇
    Stay Blessings always 🕉💖

  • lekkki1
    lekkki1 7 месяцев назад +3

    Dogs speak a language we have to understand in order to understand true joy.

  • Otter Woods
    Otter Woods 8 месяцев назад +5

    We don't deserve dogs

  • lamfilipos
    lamfilipos 8 месяцев назад

    I can across an awesome collection of videos that may help you at Turbo Feline Roadmap

  • Aya Malone
    Aya Malone 8 месяцев назад

    I'm not sure all dogs go to Heaven, but I KNOW they come from there! Neep, the Mighty Dog is fine in ANY situation as long as "the Mom" (me) says it's ok. He trusts me completely...but would die of starvation and depression if I disappeared from his much so that his vet has been instructed and agrees with euthanizing him to go with me if I die before him. I would make the same decision if I were legally allowed to do so...we keep each other breathing. There is NO relationship between humans so devoted.

  • airriin
    airriin 8 месяцев назад

    her voice is very off putting...

  • Baby Bunny
    Baby Bunny 8 месяцев назад

    You can see some of these same expressions in humans when they encounter someone who is agressive or forward in their approach (albeit, the anxious person doesn't crawl under a chair to get away, buuuut, they may want to). The eyes exhibit a shy, fearful, darting or looking-away expression, their posture becomes stiff or they may keep some distance or shift their foot position like they want to leave the presence of the person who is making them anxious/nervous/wary. On the other hand, if the person is a good friend or even a stranger but exhibits non-threatening cues (or is an "open" person), then the other person relaxes, may shift closer to the person, engage in light banter or reveal a difficulty they are struggling with. It's all in the eyes, voice, body cues. People tell you more about themselves than they realize, and an attentive person will pick up on the subtle cues and correct or adjust themselves properly (whether to disengage or continue).

  • Malcolm MacLeod
    Malcolm MacLeod 8 месяцев назад +5

    Kudos! I could watch this kind lady teach all day long. Even though I am an old dog owner and
    advocate, I learned a lot from this program and would love a repeat. Thank you TEDx.

  • Lisa Wascher
    Lisa Wascher 8 месяцев назад +4

    I could barely contain myself watching the video of the boy and the dog wondering why on Earth the parent could not see how dangerous that was! That dog was an absolute Saint! Educating those parents would have been first on my list. I admire this vet for her patience.

  • Lita Santos
    Lita Santos 8 месяцев назад

    if you can help my dog.... your a true animal behaviourist.

  • Aren't I Adorable
    Aren't I Adorable 8 месяцев назад +2

    God knew as adults we would still need a Teddy Bear so He gave us Dogs!

  • Lee Thistlethwaite
    Lee Thistlethwaite 8 месяцев назад

    I’ve got two dogs that are brothers but there’s a years difference in age, I’ve had Zak & Juke 14 and 15 years respectively, and I can proudly and honestly say they are my whole world, I’d be lost without them, but the eldest dog Zak is having trouble with his back legs, as you can easily see when he tries to get up after laying down or when he goes up the stairs step by step rather then the usual quick step I knew and loved, can see utter loss and heartbreak in the future, and I know I have to be the strong responsible owner but I fear I’ll never have that courage to say goodbye forever, any advice at all would be greatly appreciated

    • leesa pearl
      leesa pearl 13 дней назад

      @Lee Thistlewaite It's one of the hardest things in life, but remember that they depended on you, and you gave them love, protection, and a happy life. Getting another dog will not replace them, but it will help heal your heart. It's the best way to honor your dogs, to rescue another who needs the love you have to give- actually you'll be rescuing each other.

    NATURAL CANCER HEALING 9 месяцев назад +2

    I enjoyed this thankyou

  • Pete the Pirate
    Pete the Pirate 9 месяцев назад +33

    I had a terrible panic attack once and before I had the attack my Golden retriever started putting his head on my lap and looking at me very concerned. I didnt know at the time it was coming but he could tell. They are amazing creatures.

    • shana neidig
      shana neidig 2 месяца назад +1

      +sound tree yes my great pyrenees is always putting his head into my lap, thank you for letting me know this, I often wondered if he was unhappy, lol I agree it is humble and awesome! love them so much.

    • sound tree
      sound tree 2 месяца назад +3

      +shana neidig they will also put their heads in your lap just to submit and let you know that they luv you and that you are is humble and awesome

    • shana neidig
      shana neidig 5 месяцев назад +2

      Pete the Pirate oh yes, I also had my dogs put their heads on my lap when I was having a panic attack, they tried to calm me and it actually worked, I did calm down, well a little

  • Jeanmarie Todd
    Jeanmarie Todd 9 месяцев назад +6

    Someone needs to tell the father of that toddler that the child should be taught first of all never to bother a dog that's eating. The JR gave so many clear signals of discomfort that the dad was ignoring (of course a 3-year-old doesn't know better) and dad's just filming it. Putting up the barrier was one solution to give the dog options, but unless the child learns not to annoy dogs, invade their space and ignore their signals, he's still in danger of getting bitten by that dog or other dogs in other situations.

    • Optimistic Whovian
      Optimistic Whovian 25 дней назад

      Well my argument is people should have to have a licence to own a dog, this is the trouble with pets, everyone just takes for granted they get a dog or cat as part of the family "status symbol" and yet half these animals end up neglected and not acknowledged and then the behavioural problems start and I don't see why dogs and cats should be any different to other specialist animals, if you cant show you are responsible you shouldn't be allowed a pet.

  • SimGandr
    SimGandr 9 месяцев назад

    Yep I recodnize the system :) Doglanguage, it is actually very clear.

  • shadrach
    shadrach 9 месяцев назад +1

    I don't know what I would do without mine

  • shadrach
    shadrach 9 месяцев назад

    Has that dog had an appt with the taxidermist?

  • John Laccohee-Joslin
    John Laccohee-Joslin 10 месяцев назад +2

    A very good video, it shows just how much our dogs try to convey to us if only we pay attention.
    I have a three year old goldy with the nicest temprament you could ask for.
    Because I have had him from eight weeks old, he really does know just what i want from him and how much I am prepared to give.
    Going to the vets is not only something that he actually likes, but I think enjoys ( nhe knows where the treats are in the treatment room) .
    I have been very lucky having had three golden retrievers, when my last one died I thought i might not get another as age is not on my side, but i found that life was no fun without my pal, And after six mounths I found
    The one I have now,,,, he made the first move and we have not looked back since that day.
    He is smart to the point of being too smart for his own good, opens doors and windows, gos crazy for children, to the point he would make a good baby sitter.
    I think learning to read your dog is so important, amnd something so many people never take the time to do.
    A good video that should really be shown to those who contemplate getting a dog, it would save the dog from some real hard knocks that so many dogs are put through.

  • Brandie Arp
    Brandie Arp 10 месяцев назад

    Somebody needs to lay off the juice.

  • Shirley Ward
    Shirley Ward 10 месяцев назад +6

    Would have been much simpler to instruct the child not bother the dog when he is eating, sleeping, or cleaning himself.

  • Alyssa JJ Thomas
    Alyssa JJ Thomas 10 месяцев назад

    Interesting. Some good information. Treat training is teaching the dog the wrong reason for behaving.

  • duirace
    duirace 10 месяцев назад

    Just hit me... by law, anyone who is going to own a dog should be required to watch a video like this!

  • Ashleigh Leece
    Ashleigh Leece 10 месяцев назад +1

    Excellent speaker with superb information

  • Cathy Griffith
    Cathy Griffith 10 месяцев назад +2


  • Ruth D. Shultz
    Ruth D. Shultz 10 месяцев назад +2

    This is the first talk I have seen on TEDx that I haven't enjoyed and I have a dog and love them. Very boring "lecture?".

    • Ruth D. Shultz
      Ruth D. Shultz 10 месяцев назад

      Thank you I will.

    • Cathy Griffith
      Cathy Griffith 10 месяцев назад


    • Cathy Griffith
      Cathy Griffith 10 месяцев назад

      Ruth D. Shultz

  • Himself Lee
    Himself Lee 10 месяцев назад +1

    This is difficult as it appears the presenter is having problems breathing. I keep trying to breathe for her.

  • Sir Sid Fosse
    Sir Sid Fosse 10 месяцев назад +7

    Dogs are psychic

  • Salpsan
    Salpsan 10 месяцев назад +3

    She needed a bowl of water

  • Nancy Mattus
    Nancy Mattus 10 месяцев назад +1

    I was worrying about the woman who gave this presentation because it seemed as though she was sick...with cancer.

  • Heath Savage
    Heath Savage 10 месяцев назад +11

    My little dog is a dear friend and a cherished member of our family "pack." His love is unconditional, and his personality is as complex as any human's. He is also more intelligent than many humans!

    • Cee Jay
      Cee Jay 15 дней назад

      Heath Savage Mine two. Lovely warm loving pets. Both GSDs. My male makes sure the female knows her boundaries when it comes to his leisure areas in the house. She respects his space, but he also exhibits more anxiety than she does. We work with them constantly, esp. Max and his fear of particular situations involving “strangers”.

  • wb8cxo
    wb8cxo 10 месяцев назад +7

    Wrong!!! Children should be taught never to bother an eating dog or to mess with its food. Old days common sense that unfortunately has been lost. The child needs training. Poor dogs just trying to eat!

    • Cathy Griffith
      Cathy Griffith 10 месяцев назад +1


  • Canine Therapy Inc
    Canine Therapy Inc 10 месяцев назад +4

    My dogs were NOT watching the video on my smart phone, but they knew from the sounds coming through the phone that there was danger during the video of the Jack Russell Terrier. They were growling and barking and saying WATCH OUT! My dogs told me that the child and dog were in a terrible situation. Dad is lucky (dog is even luckier) that the child came through OK!

  • Janice Spears
    Janice Spears 10 месяцев назад +2

    Thank you for the help!

  • Steve Castleberry
    Steve Castleberry 10 месяцев назад +2

    Not only have Humans bred dogs, but no one mentions the dogs influence on families when two dog lovers meet. They produce dog friendly families. Dogs have also been breeding HUMANS all this time with their cute puppies. Typical of Primates to be so self-centered

  • C Kirk
    C Kirk 11 месяцев назад

    The solution of providing a safe space for the dog was great. However, in general however, this is exactly why most dog bite victims are small children or toddlers. This dog was clearly telling that child to "please stop doing that" over & over while the clueless father makes his cute video to post on social media. From the first moment, the child should have been told to "be gentle," as he was actually hitting that dog too hard. At the point where the child put its face into the dog's face, incredibly the father admonishes the DOG - which doesn't understand English, obviously - to " take it easy" when he should have been teaching that child right then not to get in a dog's face. Had that little dog bitten the child (and frankly, I was astonished at its incredible patience) the father would instantly have reacted by blaming & likely punishing the dog... and if that dog happened to be larger, or a falsely maligned breed like a Rottweiler or a pit bull type dog, it'd have been called "vicious" and been put down. This is what we mean then when we say it's not a dog problem, but an owner problem. Bans don't work to keep people safe; only knowledge & responsibility on the part of the owners will do that. While they may have solved their immediate problem here, the real problem - the failure of the parent to teach that child how to act with dogs - was completely ignored and situations like this will continue filling shelters with dogs the owners dumped for being "bad" or "aggressive," dooming them to death whilst they go get another one hat will be"better," and the whole sorry mess will continue unabated.

  • Jill Blaske
    Jill Blaske 11 месяцев назад +41

    Dogs are special

    • Brian Tyson
      Brian Tyson 5 месяцев назад +2

      They are the only reason I believe there is a higher power.

    • mirella bocti
      mirella bocti 10 месяцев назад


    • L Tt
      L Tt 11 месяцев назад +5

      Jill Blaske and deserve better!!

  • Jose Peixoto
    Jose Peixoto 11 месяцев назад

    no one telling me what minute to jump to?

  • sam yamamoto
    sam yamamoto 11 месяцев назад +1

    My dogs know when we are trying to keep theme safe

  • Cindy Jencks
    Cindy Jencks 11 месяцев назад

    I wonder if they planned for a live dog but had to change plans. Was it necessary to have the stuffed animal for the presentation? We all know what a dog looks like. I dunno.

  • The Matadore
    The Matadore 11 месяцев назад

    I learned so much. I can always tell when my dogs are anxious but I don’t know how to manage it. I moved in a building and my docile dog became very anxious and aggressive because of the other dogs being anxious/aggressive/playful. I’ll have to find ways to calm her, especially in the elevators.

  • Zdzichu S.
    Zdzichu S. 11 месяцев назад

    there's alo to be desired... after this lecture... sorry!

  • Zdzichu S.
    Zdzichu S. 11 месяцев назад

    If she's learnt from the dog being on stage with her... ;-) ... really, murky waters of so called 'knowledge'. ;-)

  • Maya B.
    Maya B. 11 месяцев назад +11

    Dogs are our best and most honest friends !
    Treat them with Love and affection !

  • Catherine So
    Catherine So 11 месяцев назад +1

    Very good

  • Apis Bull
    Apis Bull 11 месяцев назад +3

    That was pretty boring

  • Jennifer ellen
    Jennifer ellen 11 месяцев назад

    About 10 minutes in you speak of one dog in a photo making an aggressive choice. I would like to state in the dog's defense that the owner is right there, seated, in a small confined space with a stranger. The other dog who chose a fearful response was alone while the owner was outside. Completely different situations. Thank you for making this video. I appreciate any knowledge to better understand my furry friends who are much better at communication than I.

  • Bampa Maddog
    Bampa Maddog 11 месяцев назад


  • Forest66
    Forest66 11 месяцев назад +15

    I adopted my dog from a shelter. He has serious behavior problem, as previously he lived as a stray dog. He was fearful and aggressive at the same time with dogs and mostly with humans. (When he lived on the streets he had no pack, no protection, no food, no shelter, so he got in trouble with dogs and humans). I soon realized if I want to rehabilitate my dog I have to understand all of his signals. It was a long process, but now he is a calm, socialized dog. I also realized if I want change, first I have to learn, and change, than I can teach him. The little guy and and the jack russel video for me was a terrible video with a terrible solution. First of all, the dog has to accept any approach to his food with submissive reaction. Second of all, the kid was aware that he should respect the private space of the dog. All in all the man behind camera did a bad teaching with both of them, but to be frank the jack russel did a better job. In my opinion the gate is not a solution. To teach dog about the structure of the pack and to to teach the kid, to understand the dog would be the solution.

    • Karla Cuberos
      Karla Cuberos 4 месяца назад +1

      Forest66 you are 100% corrct

  • Nehmo Sergheyev
    Nehmo Sergheyev 11 месяцев назад

    There's a lot of unsupported conjecture in her interpretations of dog's body language.

  • C. Galindo
    C. Galindo 11 месяцев назад +46

    why didn't they discipline the child??? they could see that the dog was getting upset??? maybe somebody should stand behind the dad and just keep hitting him on the back while he's trying to eat see how far it gets, or maybe grab the dad's necklace and try to whip him around to play with him, yank on his neck. unacceptable, you teach the kid to respect the animal and in turn the animal will respect him.

    • SimGandr
      SimGandr 9 месяцев назад +3

      Because it was made with the purpose to show a very clear example on how a certain dog in a certain family responds and the parents/owners overlooked what the most logical solution is in these. You as an outsider are clearly seeing it... But trust me, apparently, being IN the situation makes people have a blind spot and they get then lost on the obvious. So... this video is actually a very perfect example of what many dogtherapists get... and it is one of the ultimate great sorts since you get to see the entire story and reactions... If you have to pull it out of owners never having video material like this... trust me... owners have tendencies to leave out like 80% of very important material which may lead (and will lead) to making the wrong conclusions and drawing up the wrong therapy to solve the problem. And yes... belief it or not... it happens very often.

    • Robert Kinderman
      Robert Kinderman 9 месяцев назад

      C. Galindo

    • Robert Kinderman
      Robert Kinderman 9 месяцев назад +1

      C. Galindo ))l

  • Tracy Jackman
    Tracy Jackman 11 месяцев назад +1

    I love my fur babies!

  • amaezed one
    amaezed one Год назад +13

    No such thing as a dangerous dog, just an untrained dog. Owners need more training to train their dogs. It should be mandatory upon registration. Cheers :)

    • Optimistic Whovian
      Optimistic Whovian 25 дней назад

      Id go one step further and say they shouldn't be allowed to own a pet unless they have had training, would cut out half this stuff, its too easy to just buy dogs and cats without knowing the first thing about them.

    • Bumble Bee
      Bumble Bee 11 месяцев назад +1

      agree many idiotic dog owners...they have absolutely no control.

  • Cristinact
    Cristinact Год назад +8

    I really appreciate the fact that she mentions the word "OWNER" instead of "MUMMY" / "DADDY".

    • Neverward -
      Neverward - 11 месяцев назад +4

      Theres nothing wrong with referring to your pets like they're your children, so long as you act like the alpha in the relationship, train and respect them.

    • Nehmo Sergheyev
      Nehmo Sergheyev 11 месяцев назад +8

      I don't believe in slavery. The human is the dog's human.

  • Lynda Jones
    Lynda Jones Год назад +1

    I'm allergic to my dogs when they moult- ooh, hayfever deluxe! Only solution is brush them every day outside and take antihistamines regularly. Get rid of them because they make my sinuses miserable? No way! I made a commitment to them when I gave them my home and heart, and to renege on that commitment is unjustifiable.

  • Lynda Jones
    Lynda Jones Год назад +3

    I make a point of putting my hand in my dogs' bowls and my face next to the bowl when they are pups, and carry on doing it periodically forever as reinforcement. I also take the bowl away, or move it, when the dog has started eating to remove their territorial response. Well worth it if a toddler goes and sticks his/her face in the dog's bowl when it is eating! A freind of mine was bitten in the face by a dog as a toddler, and has the scars for life. Another friend of mine's daughter stuck her face in my dog's bowl when it was 1/4 empty and started eating her food. She sat down, looked at me, whined, and walked away. I rest my case...

    • L Tt
      L Tt 11 месяцев назад +1

      Lynda Jones great data, wise dogangel mom!!

  • khadijah ford
    khadijah ford Год назад +3

    I have two dogs. They are a joy. The problem is I’m having trouble walking and have to find a new home for them, but I do not want them to be locked in cafes before they do. One is a Chihuahua /JR mix, and the other is a living Tibetan/mixture. I’m certain the C/JR will bark and bark until exhaustion, and the other will follow. Please anyone out there who can help me, I really need it. Katie.

    • honey hush
      honey hush 11 месяцев назад +2

      khadijah ford if you near the Miami area you can call me at 7866751067. My name is Mercedes. I need a Chihuahua. I have a male Chi he is about three. But, please, and please whatever you do there is nothing worse than euthanasia. It's never fair for them. They also have this company that will take dogs to avoid putting them down. They are called Could I use your couch, please. That's really their name. Google them or call hospice for dogs. It's like homes for dogs that will take them in. Thank you for showing concern for your dogs. God bless you and your beloved pets.

  • Richard Clare
    Richard Clare Год назад +1

    The video has the wrong title, amend to read......I know a great deal about dog behaviour, I think.
    Addendum comment........I don’t know how to put it across to an audience to keep them interested and apart from the Jack Russel/child clip where you will see a change, please don’t fall asleep.

  • Grace Cruz
    Grace Cruz Год назад +8

    I had a 1 month old dog for about a week, my mom rehomed he cause i was a little allergic to it and she doesn’t like the smell of the house. But in those few days, i fell in love with him, he was the sweetest and most energetic dog I’ve ever met. An hour before giving it away, it sinked in my brain what i was actually doing, I’m giving away MY dog. I cried and hugged his little body and kissed his head, i was so heartbroken. As if knowing that I’m really sad, he lick my neck for awhile and snuggled with me. I don’t know what he’s doing right now, but i know he’s safe with my friends family. I won’t visit him though, cause it hurts just by thinking that he won’t remember me anymore. It’s been a month, and I wanna visit him so badly. I’m still in grief. (Sorry for my english)

    • Paula Flowing
      Paula Flowing 26 дней назад +1

      He would

    • Karla Cuberos
      Karla Cuberos 4 месяца назад +2

      You should visit. He will remember you. Dogs NEVER forget a scent and the memories of that scent

    • Josephine Law
      Josephine Law 11 месяцев назад +2

      Grace Cruz I know how that feels. You will feel better slowly.

  • Bunnies4wool
    Bunnies4wool Год назад

    10 seconds in I stopped this video.
    'aaAAaaa-aah' Just the way she said it made me know I didnt like her & I figure she doesn't know much more about dogs than she does public speaking.

  • Julie Cooper
    Julie Cooper Год назад +5

    Good speech. It's true that people don't always notice some of the more subtle behaviors in dogs. I love this lady's voice too. It's really soothing. 😊💜🐶💜😊

  • CrustyCurmudgeon
    CrustyCurmudgeon Год назад +19

    Fairly basic info for anyone who's ever had or paid attention to dogs, but jeez, her presentation was achingly slow

    • Cee Jay
      Cee Jay 15 дней назад

      sound tree serious question. Why inaccurate? Which part?

    • Suzan w
      Suzan w 24 дня назад

      Her voice...trembling and gasping

    • Rory Tennes
      Rory Tennes Месяц назад

      was thinking thw same

    • sound tree
      sound tree 2 месяца назад

      and very inaccurate

  • Kat Piotrowski
    Kat Piotrowski Год назад +20

    Come on! The kid was WAY out of line and should be taught NOT to bother the dog when eating. Thankfully they created a safe haven for the dog but that still doesn't stop the kid from banging on the cage. It is a wonder the dog did not bite the kid when being harrassed like it was. This was a terrible Ted Talk. Sorry I took the time to watch.

    • Elizabeth Miller
      Elizabeth Miller Месяц назад +1

      Exactly! Train the kid, you dope
      Also, the speaker was treacherous. Yet again the dog is the innocent victim of stupidity.

    • Dawn Ellen Miller
      Dawn Ellen Miller 3 месяца назад +1

      people don't stop and think about these things. For instance how many adults would want a child patting them like that while they eat? Not many, I am sure. I'm glad they went to get advice and get educated. As far as this talk goes, she is outlining a topic that should be further investigated. That is to use a dog's body language to understand what may be bother it. She is not teaching on this one specific case with the kid. I'm sure there was much more to this family's education than just a gate.

    • Karla Cuberos
      Karla Cuberos 4 месяца назад

      Shes a horrible speaker. Sooooo sloooow

    • Cowboy Bob
      Cowboy Bob 10 месяцев назад +2

      I don't get the criticism focused on the presentation. Granted I sped up the stream, but I do that for most of these. The Dr. gave clear illustrations. A lot of people don't get it. How many times have you heard "what's wrong with Fido?" and Fido is presenting like one of her clips. As for the little boy, this is one reason you get a dog: to teach kids how to treat others. The father didn't know what to do, so they went to a professional.

    • L Tt
      L Tt 11 месяцев назад +4

      Kat Piotrowski animal abuse. period.

  • Cheryl Perin
    Cheryl Perin Год назад +6

    I enjoyed this speech. I find it interesting that some people were critical of the speaker. It's the information that is important. If you are open to learning you will learn. No one is perfect and if one doesn't like the speaker then don't listen to the speech. I've been around dogs all my life but there is always something new to learn.

    • Thrivalist
      Thrivalist 10 месяцев назад

      Always something for the speaker to learn also; sad and frustrating to see good info with bad delivery - like good food slopped on a plate. Worse yet most of us have limited time to devote to waaaaiiiiiiittttting to see if she gets to a useful point sooooooooon.

  • Thrivalist
    Thrivalist Год назад +1

    If she has a transcript hopefully she'll go through it and see all the extra words she uses cause it is good info and really hard to listen to as her voice is so soft and explanations are wordy and sloooooooow. "Little treats" not necessary..."Treats" suffices; lots of incidences where she uses filler words and words like sometimes or other unnecessary modifiers.

  • Bikers Against Drugs and Thieves MC

    If you have a look at dogs that have been forced to fight each other in dog fighting rings you can clearly see a sad look in their eyes! Like they know they have bad owners, but cannot do anything about it. About 25 years ago we took on a rescue dog Staffy cross and she was so aggressive with a sad glazed look in her eyes. And after 2 years of retraining and socialization she became happy to be around other dogs and developed a happy sparkly look in her eyes. If any one knows how to convert them old VHS Videos to SD card I will try and post the before and and after vids if any one is interested.

    • Love Music
      Love Music Месяц назад +1

      Did you find someone to help transfer your VHS tapes? If not, look around in your community - there could be a volunteer computer group. In my community such a group works not just with newer computers but quite old ones as well, and cameras, transfers, etc. They help people for free, take donations of equipment and donate fixed equipment. I understand these types of groups are common. Good luck and thank you for what you did for 'Staffy'.

    • darmok1134
      darmok1134 5 месяцев назад +2

      I can do that, but you would have to mail (USPS) the tapes and SD card to me. Include return postage if you want the tapes back; I will send the SD card back in an envelope if you don't want the tapes back. Most fighting dogs are euthanized. It is nice of you to bring life back to a broken spirit.

      Mercy triumphs over judgment

    • L Tt
      L Tt 11 месяцев назад +2

      BlueWise NinjaOwl college nerds usually free in software class

    • L Tt
      L Tt 11 месяцев назад +1

      BlueWise NinjaOwl web:aconite 200c homopathic/pet tao,contact vet there for deep trauma,panic fear see web:arnica montana200c but best get from pet tao,vet, or vet dr.seplow dvm,California, same day, next day, time pharmacutical vet grade and 3-30day sad to joy,peace...let them sleep alot.. 3/4crate covered open door thick pads...we use tesla purple disk collar,plates under sleep pads..ask pet tao:.advice you will get.

    • Julie Cooper
      Julie Cooper Год назад +3

      BlueWise NinjaOwl ; I wish I could help you with that, as it sounds like a really nice story. It would be good for 'The Dodo', or another channel that does a lot of animal videos & animal rescue type stories. Maybe someone at one of those channels could help?

  • Patti London
    Patti London Год назад +4

    When the vet said as the dog howled and barked, that we see this behavior at the front door, my Morkie jumped up and ran to the front door barking!

  • Katie Kat
    Katie Kat Год назад +2

    Thanks Captain Obvious for the boring uneducating video.

  • Debbie Battle
    Debbie Battle Год назад +25

    This is the most boring thing I have ever watched. The coughing and yawning were enough, but Talking to everyone as if they were 2 years old was enough for me. She is horrible.

    • Cowboy Bob
      Cowboy Bob 10 месяцев назад +1

      Zrt Zte, Imagine being so tuned in to animal body language like she is, and getting up on stage with a thousand "dogs" sitting, staring, waiting for the next thing...but with the added stress that comes from their actually being people of course, capable of criticism unlike doggies.

    • Cowboy Bob
      Cowboy Bob 10 месяцев назад +2

      Debbie Battle, Figuring you wouldn't click on a subject you weren't interested in so here's my trick for slow delivery:
      Hold Shift and tap > ... once, a little faster, maybe 25%; twice maybe 50%; three times is twice as fast (I've timed it) It also helps to turn up the volume when you speed it up, earbuds help too.
      A side benefit of "double speed" is you really need to concentrate, and retention might go up.

    • Stephanie B
      Stephanie B 11 месяцев назад +6

      no, thats just the way she speaks. she has been treating my beagle for almost 3 years now

    • Ztr Zte
      Ztr Zte 11 месяцев назад +8

      She's petrified, might be not used to public speaking. Her topic is very interesting so guys, give her a break.

    • blissfulbaboon
      blissfulbaboon 11 месяцев назад +5

      Really?I thought she was fascinating.

  • Skelm49
    Skelm49 Год назад +12

    I have warned so many people about my dog....but they love dogs and approached her wrong. Straight to her face and then put their faces in her face and were surprised that my dog would attack. I always ask them what they would do if a stranger would approach them this way. As long one respect dogs and give them time and let them come up to them, there is no problem.

    • SimGandr
      SimGandr 9 месяцев назад +1

      If a stranger does that to me, I tell you... I would lift my knee so bloody fast that their stomach would most likely be launched out their nostrels.... Or would that be too vicious? Sticking your face one inch infront fo that of a stranger will end in you getting a definate pain wave delivered...

    • L Tt
      L Tt 11 месяцев назад +1

      Skelm49 what do strangers do when you put your face 1 inch from theirs??