This article provides easy tips and clues on how to understand your Dog Better. Dogs have a language that allows them to communicate their emotional state and their intentions to others around them.  Reading a dog’s body language can help protect you and your dog from dangerous situations. 

Dogs normally get into moods and will try to communicate with you. It can be difficult to understand just by looking at their body language.

All types of dog breeds don’t fake their emotions and they will try to tell you what’s going on.

These communication signs can be broken down based on your dog’s physical body such as tail, eyes, ears, face, and stance.

#1. Tail

The tail is one of the easiest communication methods to look out for.

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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.

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If the tail is raised but tremors, it could be that your dog is challenging you and your authority. If this happens, then the dog feels that they are in charge of the current situation and has authority over you.

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The most common and easiest recognizable communication 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 you. If you cannot discern what is causing your dog to be uncomfortable and your dog does this frequently, it’s a good idea to take them to the Veterinarian.

#2. Eyes

The Eyes are a bit harder to discern from the tail. But dogs do show a lot of emotions through their eyes as its one of the main ways that they communicate with you.

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When the Dog’s eyes are open wide and your dog is alert, they are often trying to get your attention. Sometimes dogs will do this if they are challenging you and wanting you to respond to them in a firm fashion.

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If your Dog Squints, Blinks, or even Winks at you, it means that the dog is feeling playful. You would need to watch out for frequent or constant blinking or squinting, as it may be indicative of an eye issue and need to be checked out by a vet.

#3. Ears

The Ears are a little more subtle and will definitely take more time to understand and get used to, as all dogs will use their ears differently in terms of actual communication.

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If the ears are pulled back against the head, whether they are lightly flattened or forced heavily downward, it means that your dog is scared.

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Also be on the lookout for the dog, putting only one ear down. The Dogs normally put their left ears down as this can be a reaction to unfamiliar environments and people that cause fear.

#4. Face

One of the most recognizable signs that you will come across is your dog yawning. 

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Now, most people tend to think that their dog is just tired, and that is the case for most of the time.

But if your dog is in a new environment or is around other dogs be on the lookout for the yawn, as it can mean nervousness, you will see this a lot more in puppies when they are around unfamiliar dogs.

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If your pet yawns, immediately after you, it’s, just a sign of attachment.

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If the dog licks his own face, he can either be mopping up food leftovers or showing you that he is stressed or feeling pressured

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If the dog shows its teeth but doesn’t bark or snarl, it is often a sign of territory protection. You will only really see this if you try to take food away from a dog while they are eating or if another animal gets too close.

#5. Stance

This one is a bit easier than the Face or the Ears to discern as you are looking at the dog’s entire body.

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When the dog exposes his or her belly to you, either just by laying down or rolling over, its a sign of trust. When you rub or pet the belly it confirms that you are pleased with the dog.

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Often you will see dogs put their face on your knee or leg. This is a sign of needing attention and showing you that they need you.

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Similarly, if the dog puts his or her paw on your knee, this is a domination technique, so make sure to remove the paw firmly.

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If the dog shakes its entire body, it’s, usually to be rid of some kind of tension, for instance, after bath, they will rid themselves of the excess water.

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If your dog does this a lot without some kind of irritants, such as water, take them to a vet as they may be stressed.

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Finally, if the dog turns his or her back on you and since they are showing you trust, it is extremely important to watch out for the above clues as it will help you understand and communicate with your dog better.

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Dogs show a large range of emotions and are quite capable of communicating them with you, so long as you know what to look for.

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