The more time you spend with your dog together, the easier it is to understand what state the pet is in. The state of health, mood or momentary desire of the dog – an experienced owner will be able to find out everything not only by barking, but also by other elements of the behavior of a four-legged friend.
My Dog Wants You To Know Something
A large amount of information in this case can be obtained by reading the gestures of dogs in conjunction with the voice. The tilt of the head, the position of the ears, the position of the legs and body, the wagging of the tail – all these dog gestures clearly mean something.
Today we will analyze the basic dog postures and gestures in order to understand what the dog really wants. You will be surprised how much canine body language can do to establish trust between owner and pet. Be careful!
I hope this book will help people see that their dogs are constantly communicating and worth listening to.
High tail wagging
The tail of the dog is carried high, but not all of it moves, but only its tip. The tail, tense in this way, indicates that the dog is also in tension, excited and excited. This is an alarm signal that something in the dog's environment is not going as usual. If the tail wags all over – do not worry – the dog is just friendly and happy.
If the dog's body is tense, then it is most likely alarmed. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
Falling to the ground in front of you or in front of another dog and showing an open belly, the dog, as it were, recognizes the superiority of the opponent over him, and surrenders. This posture indicates the dog's insecurity in its position in relation to a family member or other animal. The dog demonstrates its peacefulness and clearly indicates that it is not a threat.
When playing with another dog, dogs roll over on their backs to show that they are worried and insecure. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
If the dog does not get dirty or gets water on it, but she diligently shakes herself off, she may not like the tactile sensations that the pet experiences from interacting with a person or other animal. In this case, it is better to stop touching or stroking the pet for a while and give him some time to restore peace of mind.
Shaking it off when it's not wet can be a polite way to end a conversation. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
If the dog suddenly stops talking cheerfully with his tongue, closes his mouth, tightens his lips and puffs up his mustache, this is a clear sign of discontent. Something in the environment has ceased to please the dog and it is better to carefully study it so as not to irritate the pet or cause its aggression.
Pay attention to the closed mouth and protruding whiskers – this means that your dog is unhappy. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
Sweeping and restrained wagging of the lowered tail
Tail again. He has a lot to say. We already know what a dog feels when wagging its tail held high. But sometimes a pet can wag its tail down. In these cases, it is worth paying attention to the amplitude. If the tail waves wide and relaxed, the dog is in a calm mood, affectionate and does not feel discomfort. If the low tail jerks sharply from side to side, your pet is dissatisfied or worried about something. Examine the situation, perhaps you will immediately find an annoying factor.
Wide tail wagging brings joy, while smaller ones can be a sign of frustration. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
Upside down game
Does the dog make faces while lying on its back, moving from side to side and showing off its furry belly? A great sign: it's time to play and soak up. The pet trusts the most intimate and is waiting for friendly contact.
If your dog rolls over on its back, it is in a trusting and playful mood. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
Licking lips or nose
The dog licks, but there is no food nearby? Well, this means that the pet is bewilderment or does not understand what is happening around. Let the dog know that everything is fine and she is not in danger, let the dog feel relaxed. Motivate in the usual ways – a delicacy, affection, a calm speech.
If there is no food nearby, and your dog licks his lips, perhaps she tries to tell you that she is uneasy. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
The sniffing of the task of another dog
Most people will consider this gesture unethical, unpleasant and non-hygienic. But in the dog world, smells play a different role. This is a very valuable source of information for the dog. Moreover, when it comes to another dog, previously unfamiliar, or familiar. A short sniffing under the tail of each other in the world of dogs means a sign of politeness and respect for each other. And the obsessive stringing of the nose “not in their affairs” is regarded as rudeness and impolite.
In dog etiquette, short sniffing is normal, but long-term – it is already rude. Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
Circular wagging tail
The most pleasant gesture of the dog’s tail. "Dog Helicopter" means the extreme degree of enthusiasm of the pet, peace and happiness. But make sure that this helicopter does not damage things, or is not damaged by himself. The tails are weighty.
A quick circular wagging tail is the happiest of all! Illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend”
A surge of energy
Lightning jumps, swift run around the room with a sharp change in direction, steep turns in place – this is funny. The dog may experience sudden tides of energy, which urgently must be thrown out. This happens with puppies, as well as with adult dogsch a moment must be taken into account by all dog owners, so as not to be scared. And yes, such behavior can suggest that soon you will need to get a storage container for collecting "fertilizers".
Puppies often show this behavior before applying a bunch of illustration from the book “Doggie Language: A Dog Lover’s Guide to Understanding Your Best Friend
Fading in place. Stay in immobility
Freezing in place while moving, or freezing motionless with holding his breath, the dog clearly shows his anxiety. Something in the surrounding environment is worried about the dog and she is trying to determine what exactly. Another reason may be preparations for the task, if the dog is service, or by making for hunting, if it is a greyhound, hound or other hunting dog.
- My Dog Wants You To Know Something
- High tail wagging
- Belly demonstration
- Shaking off
- Tense mouth
- Sweeping and restrained wagging of the lowered tail
- Upside down game
- Licking lips or nose
- The sniffing of the task of another dog
- Circular wagging tail
- A surge of energy
- Fading in place. Stay in immobility