Dogs are not like us when it comes to expressing their feelings, they can’t speak. But our beloved pups are full of emotions waiting to come out and even though they can’t tell us with words, they are talking to us all the time.
Just like humans, they can be happy, sad, afraid, stressed, uneasy, insecure or angry. To make sure your furbabies’ needs are met, you have to be able to understand their emotions and you can do that by observing their body language.
How to recognize when dogs talk to us
Specific characteristics can be perceived when dogs experience certain emotions. The way their tails and ears are positioned, the look in their eyes, facial expressions, and their postures are all signs that can reveal a lot about their feelings. This could be really helpful to predict their reactions in any given situation. Knowing how they are going to react could eliminate having to face bad situations.
Did you know that dogs smile? This is true! Like us, dogs love to show their happiness with a great big smile. But when they are not happy, dogs will show it the way they know how. Dog body language is a very complex nonverbal communication system and you can’t completely grasp it without a little help.
Dog body language
The video below, created by the team at The Family Dog, will show you everything you need to know about your doggie’s body language and also help you learn the difference between a happy and an unhappy dog. With this new-found knowledge, you will finally be able to fully understand what you furry friend is saying and feeling. Both of you will be more relaxed and thereby, happier.
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