Vekkie's Diabetes Playground(16KB)

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Eased hand position

on Kwali's head

Kwali ducks her nose

again giving off a calming signal

Kwali ducks her head

[c30400-kwdesens2.jpg] Kwali's head-duck is another calming signal

Photo by Marg Johnson

Kwali still accepts the hand

Here, I have released the corner of Kwali's mouth, and just let my hand follow her head as she ducks it.I would not move this fast with some dogs; that is, I'd remove my hand entirely, earlier than I did here with Kwali.

Kwali continues giving off a calming signal; she will soon reach a limit, beyond which her stress levels will begin to rise.

It's time for a treat for Kwali now!

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