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The Body Language Of Dog
Can dogs talk? Of course , no, although they don't really speak, their body language may tell more than you think.
Recognize your dog's body languages.
The first five minutes,you scolded your dog into hiding under the couch for the urine that should not have appeared on the living room floor (Or get spanked by you as punishment), but now he's happily holing the ball in its mouth and asking you to play with it. Dogs only have five minutes of bad mood, but they can remember happy things for a pretty long time. They are curious about everything, sounds, smells or new people are easily to make them joyful. Joy and surprise are the most common words in their daily lives.
1. Wag the tail shows happiness
Wagging the tail is the most common gesture that dogs make. Usually, an upward heave and a quick swing to the left are the expressions of happiness and excitement of dogs.
2. When the dog wants to play games
When your dog wags its tail, stands up and grabs you with its front feet, it is inviting you to play with it.
3. Spot and notice interesting objects in front of you
When the dog leans forward, one of its front feet arches up, indicating that something in front of it is attracting its attention.
4. Sniff the ground to know the new environment
Nose is the dog's most sensitive part of the dog. Where is this place? How many dogs have passed by? Nothing can escape its tiny nose. In a new environment, the dog will constantly sniff along the floor or the foot of the wall to get more information about the new environment.
5. When the dog is angry and warns people to stay away
Usually they won't do this, but if they are really angry, they will show their teeth and purr. However, they are not really trying to bite you, if they move their tails quickly to the left, it shows that they are very anxious or angry, in this situation you should stay away and leave.
6. When the dog shows its stomach
The stomach is the most vulnerable part for dogs. When they meet the lead dog or a dog they have never met before, they will lie down on the ground and show their stomach to say their sincerity.
7. When the dog is afraid, it will run away
The proverb " Turn your tail and run" is definitely from the dog, if the situation is bad, the dog will run first. It doesn’t mean your dog is not brave enough, it's just its stalling tactic, and it will come back later to figure out what’s going on.
8. When the dog stick the tongue out
The main reason dogs stick out their tongues is because of the heat! Dogs are born without sweat glands and can only cool themselves by sticking out their tongues. When your dog sticks out his tongue and breathes heavily,you need to hydrate it immediately. Dogs also stick out their tongues when they are extreme excited, they are trying to “calm themselves down!” When you find you dog stick out its tongue when it is sleeping, well, don't worry, you dog is sleeping peacefully and probably having nice dreams, maybe it is dreaming of big bones.
9. When the dog tilts its head
Many people think dogs tilt their heads as a way of acting cute. Yes, it's a very cute gesture, people are attracted by that, but your dog is trying to speculate your emotions by reading your facial expressions and eyes.
So why do dogs tilt their heads? Try making a fist with your hand and holding it in front of your nose to mimic a dog's long nose. Now you will see what a dog's field of vision looks like. Because their nose block their view, they have to tilt their head to see your whole face. In addition, head tilting is used to better hear the sound and determine where the sound comes from.
The body language between dogs
Dogs are social animals, and they crave friends to play and interact with just as much as you do. Usually they don't need to be taught to look for friends , because they have their own way of being familiar with other dogs, including deciding whether or not to be friends with another dog within five seconds.
1. I will resign myself to your guidance.
The dog doesn't need to carry a business card. It is easy to tell other dogs by simply smelling them. For example, smelling each other's butts to get to know each other's smells and tell who's friend or foe.
2. The higher status between dogs
In their group life, dogs have a very simple way of identifying status, regardless of gender or size. Dogs that think they have a higher status would lie on top of another dog, and if the other dog did not resist, it would agree with the dog's status.
3. Not looking at you is a strange expression
After meeting for the first time, when they are not sure who they meet, they will try to avoid eye contact to ease the possible conflicts, but they will continue to check whether the other person is friendly or not.
4. Invite other dog to play with it
A low head, high hips and wagging tail is an invitation to another dog to say, "I'm here, come and play with me." If the other dog ignores, it will jump around the dog, which is a very naughty behavior.
5. When it wants to make friends with other dogs
After first meeting and confirming one's identity, eye contact isn't just a sign of "Huh? this guy's funny, let's become friends", or make eye contact. Making a slight purr is a sign of hostility.
6. When the dog likes another dog
When a dog likes each other, it will lick each other's hair or ears with its tongue to express its good feeling and hope that dog’s hair is beautiful. This behavior comes from their moms who lick their puppies when they are young.
7. When the dog wants to invite other dogs to join its game
When you see your dog with head bending low and buttocks standing high, it is probably surrounded by its friends, and it is enthusiastically inviting them to join in its play.
8. The leader dog
You can tell the dogs’ social status from their sitting position. Power-hungry dogs tend to sit higher than other dogs. Like the dog in your arms, it will bark at other dogs considering it is bigger than them. When dogs are at rest, the lower-status dogs always lie on their stomach while the higher-status dogs always sit.
Know your dog's health status by reading its body languages
Dogs can't talk and don't know how to express they're not feeling well. Usually, it will behave abnormally, become cranky or lazy, refuse your hugs or stop fighting with you for its favorite ball. These could all be signs to say your dog is not feeling well. As long as you read the signs, we can help the dog to alleviate the pain early.
1.An active dog becomes lazy - the first sign of becoming ill.
2.Keep digging -- a way of expressing stress.
3.When you notice bloodshot eyes of your dog – it could be a possible sign of discomfort from foreign body irritation or fatigue.
4.Scratching its back uncomfortably on the floor - relieve itching felling of skin disease. But if a dog has this behavior in a new environment, it means the dog likes the place and wants to keep its scent there.
Dogs are also emotional, just as we do, but they are more directly. Likewise, the dogs can feel our mood by our looks, fondles, and hugs , including how we feel about people and things you like. Because they're always on your side, your preferences have a profound impact on how your dog sees the world.