Giving clear directions to your dog
Our animals are incredible and can be considered multilingual - not only do they communicate effortlessly between themselves, they have also learnt to communicate with us effectively. This is why it is important for us to be clear with our directions for our animals when we ask them to do something, or behave in a certain way, they are already translating our efforts on a daily basis!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Next time you are asking your dog to sit, or trying to engage your cat in play, pay attention to your body language. Are you leaning slightly forward when you say sit, are your eyes positioned in a certain way trying to entice that play? When we become more aware of the ways we are communicating we can make sure we are being clear as to not cause confusion.