Hi NON-fellow "Dog trainers"
Can you answer me this question?
When a dog raises his hackles; what does it mean when:

a) He only raises them on his shoulders?
and
b) He raises them down the entire length of his back.

Jerry please don't answer!

Thankyou,
Nevyn

Nevyn E.D.
Veterinary Nurse & Animal Trainer
"You can judge a man's heart by his treatment of animals"
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When a dog raises his hackles; what does it mean when: a) He only raises them on his shoulders?

I think I see Nevyn.
b) He raises them down the entire length of his back.

It is Nevyn.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Thanks for the early morning giggle ~ you've given me a great start to the day Emotion: big smile
Diana
When a dog raises his hackles; what does it mean when:

Piloerection is a fear response to make the dog look larger. Degree is proportional to level of anxiety.
Question for you - how can you call yourself a dog trainer and ask such a basic question?
Lynn K.
Damn, wish I had posted that.
Terri & Harlan (you will, bot, you will)
BWWHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Same question to you. ANXIETY? Your nuts. Its his defese drive calculating whether to fight or flee; hackles on his shoulders means his ready to kick some butt (like you ugly one) and down the length of his body means he wants to flee.. your caught.

Thankyou,
Nevyn

Nevyn E.D.
Veterinary Nurse & Animal Trainer
"You can judge a man's heart by his treatment of animals"
Thank you google. May you store such posts in perpetuity.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
BWWHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Same question to you. ANXIETY? Your nuts. Its his defese drive calculating whether to fight or flee; hackles on ... some butt (like you ugly one) and down the length of his body means he wants to flee.. your caught.

Heh. Cites, please.
This should be interesting. I'll be happy to provide a number of references on piloerection, but I really, really want to see first any authorative material backing Nevyn's statements.
Lynn K.
CITES?
Dr Rob Zammit; TRAINING YOU DOG Magazine
Dr's Jack & Wendy Volhard; DOG TRAINING FOR DUMMIIES Bruce Fogle; RPSCA Dog Training Manual
u want more?

Thankyou,
Nevyn

Nevyn E.D.
Veterinary Nurse & Animal Trainer
"You can judge a man's heart by his treatment of animals"
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