In a couple of days, I’ll be teaching an introductory class on transforming undesirable dog behavior for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UGA. Before we can even begin to talk about solutions, we have to spend the first few hours on learning canine body language basics and how, precisely, to define the problem. The materials to which I could get the rights include as the hub a dated primer on body language written for the layperson. So I’ll be spending time with caveats and updated definitions while dispensing paper (Yes, low tech paper, my personal 2017 quirk.) handouts so the students have something to take away. Well, two months ago, a website was launched that makes my teaching plan obsolete.

Yay!

It’s called iSpeakDog. Feel free to go there now. I don’t mind if you don’t finish reading my post. Just go as soon as you can.

iSpeakDog questions
So iSpeakDog is nothing less than revolutionary. I’ve used body language apps for kids, photos, videos, real live dogs, and loaned books, pretended to be a dog, and talked and talked. I dumb down functional behavior assessment so I can have a friendly way to get the information I need from new clients. iSpeakDog does a much better job at explaining body language and training dogs’ people how to define the problem, in less time with fabulous visuals. The biggest win for me is that the information is current and accurate. I am loading my iSpeakDog reference links for client materials now . . . .

When you visit, first check out the All About Dogs tab at the top. Holy chow! Succinct. Thorough. With plenty of clear photo and video examples. And free. Anyone who can access a website can learn from iSpeakDog at any time.

The Let’s Speak Dog page IS my class. But easier. And prettier. And cooler. Hm, is it too late to gather my students around a bunch of screens and play Let’s Speak Dog?

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