Do you understand what your dog is trying to tell you? How is he feeling? Does he need anything? If no, then this article is for you. Being a dog owner you should know what are the body languages of your pet and what are their needs? Yes, we are aware as it is difficult to comprehend everything just by their actions as they cannot speak and let you know. Certainly, we all know “Actions speaks louder than words” and we are here to help you. Let’s unswervingly switch to the topic and identify with dog body languages.
1. WHEN YOUR DOG IS GUARDING?
It is so delightful to watch the four-legged animal guarding you and around. And who can be the best in guarding other than dogs? But how will you know that your dog is guarding? Here are some signs for you to understand like – slightly opened mouth, wide eyes, and slightly opened mouth. The other signs are a rigid and straight body, standing tall in a dominant manner.
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2. WHEN YOUR DOG IS ANXIOUS?
Like humans, dogs too get stressed and can go into depression. It is the duty and the dependability of every dog and every pet owner to shun such situations. Sometimes the signs of stress are not taken into contemplation and are avoided. Here mentioning some signs like isolation, it means your dog prefers to stay alone every time. The other sign is increased sleep than the usual time. All these if not cured in time give rise to aggression and then the signs of aggression will appear.
3. WHEN YOUR DOG IS AGGRESSIVE?
In our previous article, we have discussed how to calm an aggressive dog? Here let’s revise the signs again. The first sign is your dog is geared up to attack, growling, showing teeth, perked ears, wrinkled nose, and forehead. There are some other signs of snapping, frightening back, and recurring bites with as much as necessary pressure. He does so when he is angry or being challenged by anyone are the dog body languages.
4. WHEN YOUR DOG IS SCARED?
Dogs can be scared and fearful, it is obvious. Suppose when he runs back or in the contrary direction then you should understand that he is scared of something. The other signs are as when he is not eating, he refuses to do so and acts obdurate while mealtime. When he starts sniffing, scratching whenever he hears any sound, not physically responding, licking his own lips, panting, are some of the signs and it shouldn’t be ignored.
5. WHEN YOUR DOG IS ATTENTIVE?
The first and foremost signs of your dog being alert are the perked ears. I think every dog owners will be aware of this. Apart from this, there are other signs like wriggling nose, standing straight, all on toes to catch the one are some of the dog body languages when they are alert.
6. WHEN YOUR DOG IS PLEASED?
The time your dog is happy and cheerful you will get apparent signs. Their eyes and ears are perked forward and relaxed. Their tail is wagging enthusiastically with mouth somewhat opened. Their body is lowered while the back is in the air. Your dog seems to be jumping, rolling, swinging asking you to play around with him. Happy dogs have good appetites, pitched bark, sleeps up to 16 hours a day, healthy and lustrous coat, showing up the belly and they are excited to see you.
7. WHEN YOUR DOG IS MIGHT BITE?
Let’s directly go to the signs like direct eye contact. Tail up, legs apart, perked ears, showing front teeth. Whenever you see such signs get alert and try to calm your dog or divert his attention.
The above-mentioned points will help you to analyze the temperament and mood of your dog. So, you will be able to act accordingly.