Ever wondered what your dog would say to you if it could talk? Is it possible to interpret a dog’s body language?
It might seem surprising to know that they are always trying to talk to us though not with their mouths but through their body movements.
Believe it or not, they are always attempting to tell us something using their body. As a pet owner, observing your dog’s movements and conduct is very useful. Knowing what your dog is trying to say by reading its body language saves you a whole lot of trouble.
It takes time to understand this, though, the stress is worth it.
Here are interpretations of what your dog is trying to tell you using its body movement:
When your dog looks at you with eyes with wide open
This means that your pet is trying to gain your attention. If it wags its tail, its mouth is moving, and ears are all straightened up, he’s in an awesome mood – he in all likelihood wants to play with you, requesting a deal with or telling you to rub his belly.
When your dog licks its face
Apart from licking his mouth when he just had food, when your pet touches his face, it can imply that he’s frightened, pressured or careworn.
Calm him down giving him a belly rub or a scratch behind his ears!
When your dog wags its tail low and slow
When your dog appears with its tail wagging slowly, this body language means that he’s in standby mode. He is aware you’re the boss, and he wants to comply with your lead. He’s watching for what to do – are you going to play with him? Are you going to take him out for a walk? Are you going to provide him with a treat? Give a command and watch him carry it out
When he raises one paw up
When he does this randomly (whether or not he knows the handshake trick or not), he’s in all likelihood asking you for something. It might be food, water, or indeed a pat. He can’t inform you what he wishes to be more observant.
When he shows off his enamel/teeth
When a dog shows his teeth, whether accompanied with the aid of a snarl or not, it approaches that he’s shielding something and seeking to warn you. It could be his favorite toy or a tentative deal with. Some dog owners will consider this behavior weak, however, may be stopped with a few teachings.