Posted by: Linda Trunell | March 26, 2013

Guide to Dog Body Language

Thank you to Zoom Room for creating and to No Dog About It Blog for sharing these two videos. They are about four years old but well done.  Worth watching if you interact with dogs at all.

Zoom Room Guide to Dog Body Language – YouTube.

Watch these more than once and you will pick up more signals each time.

Here’s to being our dog’s best friend,
Linda


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  1. Donna does the stiff tail alot! I didn’t know it wasn’t that friendly… but yes, she does usually prefer to sniff the grass to making a new friend… omg my dog is anti-social!

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    • Maybe Donna is a “people” dog – one who prefers the company of her humans to playing with other dogs – or maybe she just hasn’t met the right doggie playmate yet. She may have very high standards since she does afterall live in a flat. 😉

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      • LOL you are funny Linda 😀

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  2. […] got me training heel/walk with me with Donna- mypositivedogtrainingblog […]

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  3. […] dogs we pass by on our walks alright, but a lot of times her tail would be wagging stiffly, which apparently can mean that she is undecided if she wants to be friendly or no. […]

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    • Could be undecided – you have to look at her other signals. A high stiff or stiffly wagging tail could mean that she’s alert to the other dog but not necessarily aggressive. Does she bark or lunge? Does she back up or try to go closer or just freeze? Does she make eye contact with the other dog or turn her head?

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  4. […] We took her to the dog park, but she couldn’t deal with the dogs that home in on her and got fearful. I introduced her to our cousin’s dog Doudou, but they seemed to prefer the grass around them compared to each other. Oh she wanted to meet the other dogs we pass by on our walks alright, but a lot of times her tail would be wagging stiffly, which apparently can mean that she is undecided if she wants to be friendly or no. […]

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  5. […] got me training heel/walk with me with Donna- mypositivedogtrainingblog […]

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