Dog Body Language 101

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Animals speak all of the time, as spoken through their body language, but many times their messages are misunderstood or go unheard. As a result, a dog may be placed in a situation or interaction where they’re uncomfortable, but if polite requests for help or requests for space go unheard, their body language and behavior may escalate to a louder shout (think: lunge or growl) to get others to listen. Attending to the early signs of fear, anxiety and stress as well as understanding the signs of a content and happy pet is essential for deepened relationships, safer living with dogs and for helping dogs live out happier, healthier fuller lives. In this video you’ll learn the key communication signs to attend to for better, safer interactions with dogs; including the subtle whispers of the pet’s underlying emotional state that you can’t afford to miss.

Free, F. (2021, October 27). Dog body language 101. Fear Free Happy Homes. Retrieved January 15, 2022, from

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Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Canine Body Language