Communication is a two-way street and often times problems arise between our friends, our spouse, our neighbor, or co-worker because of a misinterpretation of what was said. Now imagine the problems that are a result of miscommunication between one species versus another! The dog is the animal that most commonly spends the most time with another species, the human! Therefore, understanding how they communicate and what their body language is trying to tell us is vital to having a good relationship with them. A good relationship is what any pet owner should strive to have with their companion and communicating effectively can help prevent unwanted behavior and replace it with good, desired ones. Please do not bring pets to class.