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Interpret your dog’s body language with these simple tips


Here are some tips that can help you better understand your dog’s body language, start by looking at it well and knowing what you’re trying to express, dog’s body language

Dogs, these animals that have been responsible for accompanying their owners at all times, are beings with a surprising expressiveness. Their looks, ear and tail movements, and even toys, are ways in which they express their emotions

But sometimes it’s hard to understand what he wants to tell you. That’s why we’ve put together some tips that can help you understand it better.

1. The movements of your ears.

Depending on the combination of both factors, the message your dog is communicating may vary.

  • Upwards. Something caught his eye and he’s very alert.
  • Falls. Try to be nice and tell you he wants something.
  • Towards the center. You may feel stressed.
  • Right forward. He’s punctuating something or someone he’s about to attack.
  • Natural. It is relaxed and hassle free.
  • Backwards, it is your way of saying that you are tense or afraid.

See the infographic below to learn more about it.

Interpret your dog's body language with these simple tips
Interpret your dog’s body language with these simple tips

2. His legs.

When he touches your hand with his paw while holding an object or food, he’s trying to tell you “I want that.” If he’s constantly touching you and you’re slow to pay attention to him, he’s waiting for you to tell him how much you love him with a caress. When he puts himself in alert position and starts kicking the floor with excitement, he’s trying to tell you that he wants to play; if you place your paws on the shoulders of another dog, you are making it clear that he is in charge; Even if he learns to touch the handle and opens the door, he tries to tell you he wants to get out.

3. Your tail.

Dogs tend to move the tail from side to side or in circles, when they are happy; while smooth movement may indicate that you are inspecting a person or a place.
Now, a dog that has a stiff tail pointing upwards indicates that it is upset and may even react aggressively. While a dog with a tail pointing downwards may indicate that it is relaxed; but if he has it between his hind legs, he expresses insecurity or fear.


4. The position of your snout, teeth and tongue.

If the dog has a relaxed snout and shows the tongue, it means that it is quiet; if you are watching carefully and with your mouth closed you are alert; with constant gasps indicates that he is stressed; Finally, if you lick a person or turn tabs into the air, you are concerned or showing submission.


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