Body language of Dogs

What is your dog trying to tell you? While dogs may not speak the same body language as humans but their body language and behaviour offers us sufficient clues to read their mind. This body language guide will help you understand what a dog is trying to tell you.

  1. Happy

A relaxed dog has a relaxed body and can excitedly wag his tail. He will have soft eyes with a relaxed slightly open mouth, a straight head and relaxed ears. Offer a relaxed dog an opportunity to play and it will start spinning around, wagging its tail and barking excitedly.

  1. Aggressive

An aggressive dog will try to make himself appear larger by standing tall and lifting its tail up. It will start howling in a deep note, make his teeth visible and dilate his eyes. You can also notice the raised hackles of such a dog.

  1. Afraid

A dog which is afraid will try to make himself smaller by crouching close to the ground and typically tuck his tail between his legs. He will pin its ears back and will be ready for running away.

  1. Playfulness

The dog will bow down as if to take off for a run, will excitedly bark and wag its tail. Its ears will be on an alert mode and pupils will be slightly dilated. It shall also break for a small run and play with things lying around.

  1. Alert

Ears will be alert, pointing slightly forward, and may twitch as if to catch a sound. Mouth will be closed, eyes would be spread wide and tail may move slightly side by side.

Have a fun time figuring out the different moods of your dog.

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