Dog’s Body Language: What is It Telling You?

Love Your Puppy Well: Part 2

Dogs have a language that allows them to communicate their feelings and their intentions to others around them. ¬†Although dogs do use sounds like barking and growling, much of the information that they send is through their body language, specifically their facial expressions and body postures. Understanding what a dog is saying can give you a lot of useful information, such as when a dog is spooked and nervous about what is going on, or when a dog is edgy and might be ready to snap at someone. You do have to look at the dog’s face and his whole body. Here are some visuals that will help you to interpret the eight most important messages a dog is sending to you.

Relaxed, Approachable

approachable

ALERT: Checking things out

 

Learn more about animal assisted child therapy.