Ever wondering how to understand what your dog is looking or or if they want something? To understand a Dog, It is very important to understand dog’s body language. It is essential for building a strong and trustworthy relationship with your four-legged best friend. This is really important because dogs are a source of limitless positivity!
I found some video over internet explaining the basics of it very well. Here you go with watching the first one from BRIGHT SIDE YouTube Channel.
Highlights of Video
- – If the dog wags his tail slowly, this means he doesn’t understand what’s going on.
- – A 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.
- – When you approach an unfamiliar dog, it’s better to avoid looking directly into his eyes. For dogs, staring at the eyes means aggression.
- – The ears are standing straight up or inclined forward. The dog is showing you that he’s curious and reacting to some new event in his environment.
- – The dog yawns. This means your dog is grumpy and nervous. Puppies do this quite often when they’re surrounded by big unfamiliar dogs.
- – The dog licks his face. The dog does this when he’s stressed or feeling pressure or danger.
- – The dog rolls over and exposes his belly. The dog is showing that he trusts you and wants to please you.
- – The dog puts his head on your knee. This means the dog wants to get attention and show that he needs you.
- – The dog puts his paw on your knee. If the dog does this with a very smug look, he is trying to dominate.
- – The dog has one front paw raised. This stance means your pet wants to ask you something.
- – 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.
Second one is from Jaw-Dropping Facts
Highlights of Video
◦ -Tail: the tail is one of the easiest communication methods to look out for. When a dog’s tail is lowered but still wagging, it can mean that he or she is playful, excited or that they know you are the one in charge. If the tail is lowered and wagging slowly, it could be that they are waiting for you to tell them what to do so that they understand what is currently happening.
◦ -If the tail is raised but tremors, it could be your dog challenging you and your authority. If this happens, it means that the dog feels like they are in charge of the current situation and has authority over you.
◦ -The most common and easiest recognizable communication form is when the tail is tucked between the legs. This is a very common sign for the dog being afraid, scared or uncomfortable either in the situation you are currently in or even of you. If you cannot discern what is causing your dog to be uncomfortable, and your dog does this frequently, it is a good idea to take them to the veterinarian.