Appeasement & Avoidance Signals
A note on shaking. Dogs get emotionally charged when a conflict is about to occur or has occurred. You know their emotional state is back to normal once they have literally shaken it off. In the last video notice how Havana does not want the newcomer near her crate. You can see her emotional state increasing when she wags the tip of her tail. The little one want to avoid this, so he turns eye, head, and body. Then he shakes it off. A few seconds after so does Havana. This means the conflict is over and the emotions associated with the crate issue are back to normal. Yes, in that short amount of time!
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More Appeasement & Avoidance Signals
Albear exhibits appeasement signals in the post-pounce segment because I am still there. He gives fourteen signals in six seconds and ends the conflict by totally disengaging emotionally. The video is filled with non-verbal signals designed to communicate his state of mind; therefore, our responsibility is to recognise and respond to these behaviours and make our dogs feel good.
Albear et Topaz démontrent tous les deux des signaux d'apaisement et d'évitement mais Albear ne respecte pas l'espace de Topaz (vidéo de gauche). Après une très longue période d'évitement Topaz discipline Albear. Le maître de Topaz intervien très calmement en surprenant son chien par une prise de collier. Le tout cesse et les deux chiens connaissent maintenant les limites de l'autre.
Appeasement and Avoidance Signals Breakdown
Below you will see two videos which we edited inorder to describe the appeasement and avoidance social signals as they occur. If you compare the two police dog attack videos, you will notice how fast these bhaviour manifest, this is why we slowed the video down a little.