Penny Layne speaks about canine body language at Penn Hills library


The Bichon Club of Western PA will be holding an AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Event on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1:30p.m. at the Penn Hills Library, 1037 Stotler Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Penny Layne, CPDT-KA, will speak about canine body language. Layne is the owner and lead trainer of Aunt Penny’s Pet Sitting and Dog Training.

Dogs are very expressive animals. They communicate when they’re feeling happy, sad, nervous, fearful and angry, and they use their faces and bodies to convey much of this information.

Dog body language is an elaborate and sophisticated system of nonverbal communication that, fortunately, we can learn to recognize and interpret.

Once you learn to “read” a dog’s postures and signals, you’ll better understand their feelings and motivations AND be better able to predict what they are likely to do.

These skills will enable you to interact with dogs with greater enjoyment and safety. This one hour presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session.

This presentation is recommended for pet parents, babysitters, kennel employees, dog-walkers, pet-sitters, UPS drivers, mail carriers and anyone who wants to understand more about dogs.

The cost is $10 per person (no dogs allowed). To register, call 724-961-5828 or email

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