I had heard of them but didn't know what they were. I now know what to look for in my dog and how to "talk" back . I like that I now know more of their language. I can watch for his stress and work on calming him when he needs it. I only wish that I had learned earlier.Her connection with using calming signals to show your dog that you aren't stressed and are in control is spot on! I usually look out for calming signals from my dogs to know they are stressed, but never used them in turn.