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Dog body language chart


Dog body language chart

Dog body language is a sign language that indicates different things to different people depending on the breed and the individual dog.

A dog owner can learn to read the subtle differences between these signals, but for now they are just a fun activity.

Canine body language is the first step to understanding what a dog is thinking and feeling. You must learn to communicate with your dog in order to establish a successful relationship. If you are reading this article, you have already taken the first step. If you have never learned to read canine body language, then you are just starting. Let’s look at the body language of dogs and explain what they are trying to communicate to you and other dogs.

The Basics

Before you can read body language, you need to learn a few terms. The following terms will help you communicate more effectively with your dog. You will also learn more about your dog’s body language.

Standoffish is a term used to describe when a dog is being aloof and unresponsive to another person, or another dog.

Bared Teeth is a sign that a dog is nervous and defensive.

Shy Dog is a timid dog that will not show any body language.

Aggressive Dog shows body language that is defensive and aggressive.

Playful Dog is a dog that likes to be petted and to play, and he uses his body to communicate his playful state.

Tense Dog shows body language that is fearful and nervous.

Excited Dog shows body language that is anxious, and in a frenzy.

Aloof Dog shows body language that is disengaged from the other people and animals around him.

Coy Dog shows body language that is submissive and shy.

Curious Dog shows body language that is curious.

Panting Dog shows that he is very nervous and excited.

Head Toss is a head movement in which the dog tosses his head back and forth and sometimes side to side. This is a sign of anxiety, fear, and aggression.

Stiff Tail is a tail that remains rigid and straight. This is a sign of submission, and a sign of fear.

Tilting Head is a way in which a dog changes his or her position from straight and upright to leaning forward, and then back to upright. It is a way in which he can get more information without actually looking.

Inverted Tail is a tail that swings from side to side. This is a sign of fear and confusion.

Trot is the way in which a dog moves his legs, his back, and his tail. This is a way in which a dog can communicate his mood, and what he is feeling.

Flexed is when a dog has his tail between his legs and his paws splayed out in front of him. This is a sign of submission and a way in which a dog can protect himself.

Puffed Ears are ears that stand up and stick out at full length. This is a sign of curiosity.

Flat Back is when the dog holds his tail high in the air. This is a sign of fear and aggression.

Laughing is a way in which a dog will curl up in a position and shake his head from side to side.

Tensing is a way in which the dog will hold himself taut or stiff, and this is a sign of intimidation.

Shedding is the way in which a dog sheds or flings dust and dirt onto himself or another animal.

Backing Away is a dog who is very wary and afraid, and is backing up from something or someone.

Retreating is a way in which a dog will retreat, and this is a sign of fear.

Head Low is a dog that is staring and down, and is not looking at anything. This is a sign of confusion or depression.

Rising Head is a way in which a dog raises his head up and up in the air. This is a sign of alertness and excitement.

Head Low, Sits is a dog that is sitting and facing down in a submissive position.

Sitting is a dog that is sitting and facing forward in a submissive position.

Standing is a dog that is standing and facing forward in a submissive position.

Panting is a dog that is very, very thirsty.

Whining is a dog that is whining and crying.

Muzzle Tapping is a dog that is tapping his muzzle with his paw.

Crouching is a way in which a dog will crouch down on his front legs and put his hind legs behind his front legs.

Tongue Out is a dog that is stretching out his tongue as far as possible. This is a sign of excitement and joy.

Tongue Licking is a dog that is licking and licking and licking his tongue.

Crouch is a dog that is squatting down. This is a way in which a dog may indicate fear or submissiveness.

Drooling is a dog that is dripping from his mouth.

Kneeling is a dog that is standing in front of you and will drop his head down and down. This is a sign of submissiveness.

Bowing is a dog that is bowing and curtsey down. This is a way in which a dog will indicate fear and submission.

Sitting is a dog that is sitting down and facing you.

Sitting Tail is a dog that is sitting with his tail on the ground and will not move.

Sitting, Tied is a dog that is sitting with his legs tied together.

Sitting, Leash is a dog that is sitting and on the leash.

Standing Up is a dog that is standing up and facing you.

Standing is a dog that is standing and facing you.

Standing on Leash is a dog that is standing and on the leash.

Standing is a dog that is standing and facing you.

Stooped is a dog that is bent over and will not look you in the eyes.

Raising Paws is a dog that is raising his paws.

Sitting, Tail Up is a dog that is sitting and his tail is up in the air.

Submission is a dog that is sitting and not moving.

Tilt is a dog that is tilted to one side and will not look you in the eye.

Standing With Head is a dog that is standing and has his head high.

Looking is a dog that is looking at you and looking back. This is a way to show that they are watching you.

Looking Away is a dog that is looking away from you and will not look back.

Moving Away is a dog that is moving away from you and will not look back.

Looking Down is a dog that is looking down at you and will not look back.

Looking Away is a dog that is looking away from you and will not look back.

Moving Away is a dog that is moving away from you and will not look back.

Moving Away is a dog that is moving away from you and will not look back.

Looking Away is a dog that is looking away from you and will not look back.

Looking Over Shoulder is a dog that is looking away from you and will not look back.

Looking Back is a dog that is looking back at you and looking away. This shows that they are looking at you in a negative way.

Looking Forward is a dog that


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