Nicole Wilde recommends being silent when walking with dogs. Taking a break from rambling chatter shows how useful body language cues can be and see how it is much easier for a dog to focus on a verbal cue such as, “Come!” when it’s not floating amid a sea of other words.
Source: Modern Dog, February 23, 2017.
Dogs observe our body language so much more than we realize. They seem to know before we even tell them which direction we’re planning to walk. They notice what we’re looking at by following our gaze. They can read our smallest gestures. It’s not that dogs don’t respond to our words. Of course they do.
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