Studying the Whole Picture – TTouch, Sarah Fisher

Two weeks ago Sarah Fisher from TTouchUK posted a series of images on her FB page to show how important it is to look at all behaviours from dogs rather than just a specific moment in time. An artist paints a whole picture, not just a single brush stroke and when observing dogs behaviours we must look at the picture as a whole.

Sarah kindly gave us permission to use her posts along with the images here on our Blog.

Images are all copyright Bob Atkins.

Tilley Farm

Tilley Farm

September 24

Just came across this photographs and thought I would share it. It is all too easy to see one thing and jump to conclusions. Remember to look at all behaviuor, nervous system responses, body language and so on and take into account the situation in which it is occuring. A picture may well speak a thousand words but if we only looked at this snap shot, the words we use to describe what we think is happening may well be wrong.

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Tilley Farm

Tilley Farm

September 24

Here is the second picture. Whilst the first may have looked a little alarming, the camera had caught one moment of a very exciting, safe, and friendly game.

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Tilley Farm

Tilley Farm

September 24
And here is the third. Game over.

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You can find more details about Sarah and her work here: http://www.ttouchtteam.co.uk/

Don’t forget you can also find a range of delicious and healthy handmade Dog Treats at www.barksandbunnies.co.uk along with our newly launched Binky Box – a gift box perfect for rabbits.

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