Dog lovers know understanding the dog’s body language is essential for building a strong and trustworthy relationship with their four-legged friend. Here, we like to share this video on 16 useful clues to better understanding your pet or any other dog.
This is really important because dogs are a source of limitless positivity. Do you know what your pet is trying to tell you in different situations?
Here are 16 useful clues for you to understand your dog better.
[Situation #1] The dog wags his lowered tail. If the dog wags his tail slowly, this means he doesn’t understand what’s going on. The dog is asking you what you want him to do.
So, help him navigate the situation. When the dog’s tail is wagging rapidly, this means he admits that you are in charge.
[Situation #2] The tail is raised and tremors slightly. This means your dog is issuing a challenge to your authority because he considers himself to be in charge of the situation. In this case, your dog sees himself brave and strong. He is in a good mood and trying to say “I’m proud of myself. I’m feeling great!”
[Situation #3] The tail is tucked between the legs. The tucked tail is a sign that the dog is scared, afraid of pain, or feels uncomfortable. Most often the dog tucks his tail between his legs when he is really afraid of something or someone. However, if there are no obvious reasons for concern and your pet tucks his tail quite often, you should take him to a vet.
[Situation #4] Pay attention to the dog’s eyes. The eyes are wide open and alert, this is how your pet tries to get your attention. This means he is challenging you. Also, your dog expects you to respond firmly. Keep in mind that when you approach unfamiliar dogs, it’s better to avoid looking directly into his eyes for dogs staring at the eyes means aggression.
[Situation #5] Dog twins and blinks, this means he’s ready to play, it’s time to throw him his favorite ball or take him for a walk. If your dog squints a lot, his eyes might be in pain. In this case, It’s better to take him to a vet.
[Situation #6] The ears are standing straight up and inclined forward. The dog is showing you that he’s curious and reacting to some new event in his environment. This means your dog is paying close attention to everything happening around.
[ Situation #7] The ears are flattened against the head, is a sign of the dog is scared. Sometimes your pet may have only one ear down and most of the times the left one. This is how dogs react to unfamiliar people or people they are afraid of. If nothing dangerous happens around, try to calm down your dog by patting him. In addition, you should also take a closer look at your pet’s face.
[Situation #8] The dog’s yawn, this means your dog is grumpy and nervous. Puppies do this quite often when they’re surrounded by big unfamiliar dogs. But if your pet yawns after you this means he’s very attached to you, also probably, it’s just late and time to sleep.
[Situation # 9] The dog licks his face. The dog does this when he’s stressed or feeling the pressure or danger. Also by this gesture, the dog might encourage potential aggressors to remain calm!
[Situation #10] The dog exposes his teeth, but there is no snarling. This means the dog is protecting his territory. Pets often do this while eating. Never come close to an unfamiliar dog, actually to any animal while they’re eating. Because they might think you are going to steal their food.
[Situation #11] The dog rolls over and exposes his belly. The dog is showing you that he trusts you and wants to please you. When you rub your dog’s belly after he rolls over, this means you show him you’re pleased with his behavior. Keep rubbing as your dog loves this.
[Situation #12] Dog puts his head on your knee. This means the dog wants to get attention and show that he needs you. If your dog touches your hands with his nose, he wants you to pat him. In some cases, this means he feels a bit lonely and wants to play for a while.
[Situation #13] The dog puts his paw on your knee. If the dog does this and looks at you, he is trying to dominate in this situation. Trainer suggests looking into the dog’s eyes and removing the paws. That’s how he will understand that you are in charge.
[Situation #14] Dog has one front paw raised. This stance means your pet wants to ask you something. Maybe he’s hungry or wants to play. Sometimes dogs do this when they notice nothing interesting. This is typical for hunting dog breed.
[Situation #15] The dog turns its back. This action means that your four-legged friend trusts you a lot. Congratulations. You become your pet’s real friend.
[Situation #16] The dog shakes. Dogs may shake like they shake off water after a bath as a way of relieving tension. Probably your dog was in stress or met an unpleasant person, or dog.
Thank you Bright Side for sharing this video. We hope this information helps you understand your lovely pets much better.