Dog body language is important. Dog body language illiteracy is partly why his well-meaning fans haven’t driven Cesar Millan off television. It’s why countless dogs’ suffering is ignored or re-branded as power plays or manipulation. It’s why good people laugh at “guilty dog” memes rather than expressing outrage that a terrified animal is passing for entertainment. It’s why people aren’t sure whether their dogs’ play is safe or not. It’s why people miss warning signs and are bitten. And on. And on.
iSpeakDog is the brainchild of Academy student and writer Tracy Krulik. Its aim is to up our body language literacy. This week is iSpeakDog Week and The Academy is thrilled to be partnering with Tracy to help to spread the word about accurately interpreting dog body language.
There’s a ton of content in the site, including this nifty image generator.