4My2Greys Posted June 26, 2016 Share Posted June 26, 2016 I frequently use calming signals with Chase to help him feel more relaxed. Friday I had him at the vet and thought I'd try out how they work with an unfamiliar dog. While Chase was getting x-rays taken I went to wait in the lobby. A lady was sitting there with a golden retriever that started barking in an aggressive manner when I entered the room. Instead of looking at the dog, which I'm always tempted to do, I sat as far away as I could and turning my head away I began repeated open mouth yawns. After about a minute and a half of this the dog stopped barking and laid back down and remained quiet the rest of the time until she had to go back to an examing room, at which point the loud barking started again. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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