Body Language

Body Language

Although your dog can’t verbally tell you what they are thinking or feeling, watching their body language can help you understand what they are trying to communicate. Obedience training and behavior modification can help you with many behavioral issues or concerns. Should you have any questions or would like more information on training, please contact All Stage Canine Development.

The chart below can help you communicate with your pet which in turn will drastically help with many different types of behavioral issues as well as aid in basic training.

Friendly Chase Fearful Aggressive Alert
Ears Perked up Up and forward Flat against head Flat against head Perked, moving
Eyes Wide open Open and alert Whites showing Staring Normal, wide
Mouth Relaxed, open Open, panting Lips drawn Teeth exposed Slightly open
Body Relaxed Legs bent Crouched Tense, forward On toes
Tail Wagging Straight Between legs Straight, fluffed Up, wagging
Vocal Short, high Short to none Whine Growl, bark High or none

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