It is so important for dog owners and those who may be afraid of dogs to know how to interpret the dog’s body language. You can learn so much about the dogs current state of mind just by looking at the way he is standing, the angle of his tail and his facial expressions. If you can learn to interpret how your dog is feeling by observing its posture and expression and listening to it, you’ll be well on the way to successful communication with your dog and better equipped to solve any behaviour problems that arise.
Take a look at this very informative image to help you understand your dog’s body language:
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