How often do you know what your dog is trying to say to you? Learning to understand your dog’s body language is a skill that you can develop. If you want to build a stronger and closer relationship with your puppy, this blog may help.
Every part of the body from nose to tail can help express your puppy's emotions, mood and desires. Learn how to read your "dog's language" from the beginning you bring them home. You can build a strong relationship and better interpret everything he tries to tell you.
DESIRE FOR GAME:
If your dog wags its tail and bends the front of its body, it wants to play and have fun. It is important to understand why your dog wags its tail. If he wags it very fast, it means that your dog is emotionally aroused. Tail wagging could be an excitement of frustrations. There was a study done on tail-wagging. Here is what to pay attention on: when the tail wag is more to the right it's a positive thing, wag to the left is negative. The circle tail wag is of a happy dog, greeting his owner.
When your dog's tail is horizontal, the ears and body bend forward, it means your puppy is interested in something nearby.
When dogs roll on their backs, it's a sign that they're happy. It's the same if their front legs stretch forward and their heads tilt to one side.
It's well understood that a dog rolling on its back and exposing its belly is a sign of obedience. Way of saying, "Hey, please don't hurt me”. Sometimes, if your puppy is timid, you may see a submissive spade combined with an open tummy.
Read your dog's nonverbal behaviors and body language. When your dog rolls on his back may be nothing more than way to make him look non-threatening. Examples of nonverbal behaviors could be:
- Your dog is in a new environment
- Around new people
- New pets
- Not yet socialized
Your dog can also jump on his back in the middle of a healthy game with other dogs. In such cases, rolling on their backs is a way to show the other dog that the game is fun. Veterinarians and pet owners are becoming more knowledgeable about pet behavior. So how do pets communicate with us and each other? Read your dog's body language, know how to create proper play, and develop healthy social skills are important for any dog owner. As the one he trusts the most, you should know the ways your dog communicates. To go a step further, you should know how he feels about you, how he behaves when he is happy, scared or upset. Once you master these skills - the faster you will set your dog up for success in any situation.
Dogs usually show their fear by lowering their tail or lowering it between their legs. They will turn their ears back, lower their body or head, or tilt their body back. Most often dogs assume an obedient posture - head, ears, back, tail is tucked between his legs. The dog can lie down and turn to one side, lifting the upper hind leg.
It may show a high level of excitability, while showing a low level of obedience with posture.
- Shortness of breath
- Heavy salivation
As for dogs, they can be deprived of the opportunity to escape. If they're able to escape the stimulus that causes fear by limiting themselves in some way.
The dog can walk fast in a circle or spin like a whirlwind, "believing" that he is running away.
The most dangerous expression of fear is aggression. The dog may growl, the fur on his neck and back bristles. He bares his teeth and may even bite, starting all this as a fierce attack, especially if he can not escape.
Each of these signals, or some combination of them, indicates fear levels ranging from low to higher and generally above normal.
If he waves his tail or curls it, with his ears bent, your dog shows obedience. You may notice the body bending on the ground or bending back, with the head down and the tongue protruding.
If this is your first dog, it may take some time to get acquainted with the basic signs of his body language. By spending more time with him, you will get used to his body language. It will become natural and rewarding part of your relationship.