In this episode, Sarah Fraser and Ruth Crisler are back by popular demand to discuss Lost in Translation; how dog body language or behavior can easily be misinterpreted. This nuanced discussion taps into the immense experience of our guests, and will certainly help you understand your canine family member better.
Ruth Crisler has been working with dogs and horses since 1991 and training dogs professionally since 1998. She is a Certified Behavior Consultant (CBCC-KA), IAABC Behavior Consulting Principles & Practice course mentor, and served as IAABC Ethics Committee Chair from 2015 to 2020. Ruth has contributed articles to The APDT Chronicle of the Dog, as well as writing for her own blog Spot Check.
Since 2000, Ruth and her team at See Spot Run have been offering customized, developmentally appropriate training programs for dogs of all ages and breed types, and designing humane and practical solutions to serious and long-standing behavior problems. She believes that different dogs require different approaches and that the best tools a trainer can possess are experience and an open mind.
Sarah Fraser is Co-CEO of Instinct Dog Training, Inc. and Co-Founder of Instinct Dog Behavior & Training. She oversees behavior & training programming for all Instinct locations and for the Instinct Online School. She develops Instinct Inc.’s internal policies and guidelines related to training and operations, and is in charge of marketing, communications, and brand management.
Sarah is an MA Candidate, Animal Behavior & Conservation at Hunter College/CUNY. She is a CDBC, CPDT-KA , and Karen Pryor Academy CTP, who has worked with thousands of NYC owners and dogs with severe aggression, fear, and anxiety issues. She has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The New York Daily News, New York Magazine, Martha Stewart, NBC Nightly News with Lester Hold, Pix11 News, and many more.
- The Ladder of Aggression
- Instinct's Greetings Do's and Don'ts
- ASPCA's Tips on Dog Body Language
- Description of the behavior of domestic dog (Canis familiaris) by experienced and inexperienced people
- Can humans discriminate between dogs on the base of the acoustic parameters of barks?
- The effect of the emotional content of verbal commands on the response of dogs.
- Study on verbal vs hand signal cues