TURID Rugås is an internationally renowned trainer and author of On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals, who has devoted her life to dogs, their behaviour and their well-being. Turid will present a nationwide tour of seminars in New Zealand in July 2004. This is her first visit to New Zealand.
The Norwegian dog trainer has worked with dogs for many years and studied the body language of dogs for more than a decade. After a project where Turid and a colleague observed dogs carefully, recording their behaviour on video and in photographs, she became well-known around the world for her work on the calming signals. And Turid Rugås is now one of the world's leading experts on dog behaviour.
In the critically acclaimed book On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals, she shares with readers her insights on the fascinating world of communication between dogs, as well as dogs and their owners.
Turid Rugås has recorded 30 different signals used by dogs to communicate, including turning away, which helps calm reactive dogs, and yawning, which shows nervousness. The seminars will include a combination of or all of the following topics: Calming signals, stress, aggression, instinctual behaviour, and barking.
Evening Seminars: ($60)
Wellington 1 July 2004 at NZKC in Porirua
Rotorua 6 July 2004 Venue TBA
Hamilton 7 July 22004 at Te Kowhai Hall
Dunedin 13 July 2004 Venue Chesters Lounge Dunedin Centre
Weekend Seminars: ($225)
Levin 3-4 July 2004 at Ohau Hall
Nelson 10-11 July 2004 Spring Grove Hall
For information on these seminars contact: Jenette Smith 021 577-769. As registration forms neeeded to be in by 20th June you will not have time in some areas (especially Wellington) to post in your name and cheque etc, but you may still be able to pay on the night if there are still tickets available. Phone Jenette Smith if you wish to attend.