Understanding Dog Body Language – Learn how to read dogs behavior better

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This video goes over very BASIC dog body language. This video is meant to give a brief overview of what it means when your dog does a certain behaviour.

Dog communication is one of the most misunderstood part of dogs and humans and causes tremendous amounts of problem for both species. If you can take a few parts of this video and apply it to your life and better understanding your dog you will have a more fulfilled relationship with your four legged pal.




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  1. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    This is great! I just have a couple questions. My first question is, how do you know the two dogs are just playing? My second is how do you know if a dog is okay with another dog wanting to go near them/wanting to be friends?

  2. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    The way I do it with my dog. dont matter what, I ALWAYS keep calm. I give no response to certain behavior. "acting like its nothing". like this new years with all the fireworks (his first). he got scared by the 2-3 first booms. i acted natural. didnt even take 5 min then we both sat down watching the fireworks in the sky. just give alot of love, be playful and calm and the dog will be more than fine :)

  3. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    can you do a video on a dog that has been abused but is in a safe place and trying to teach them that?

  4. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    I teach my dog how to high 5

  5. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    if i stair in the face of my dog he will like my face for ever

  6. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    I have seen two situations where the dog showed no signal it was going to bite. The only two similarities was they were both standing still looking down. One almost killed a sheltie, the other bit a toddler…no warning.

  7. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    The dog which didn't seem to have a seat restraint, could have been very fearful. Where I come from, it's illegal not tho have a dog restraint in a moving vehicle.

  8. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    when if i grab the leash to prepare with my dogs for a walk,they start to bite(not violent bite) each other like is saying 'i want to be the first to be leashed'

  9. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Best vid on dog body language I've seen so far… well done!

  10. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Lovelove this video. Very helpful for anyone.

  11. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    brilliant description of dogs behaviour. thank you.

  12. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Understanding dog body language is important!

  13. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Wagging in dog lamguage means "Come over," not "Happy," or like you said, "Get away,"

  14. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Thanks for this clear and informative video! I share it frequently :)

  15. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    I feel like humans put so much personification onto dogs that we don't understand what a dog is really saying or how it really thinks.

  16. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    This helped me a lot especially the one with if you put your face in the dogs face

  17. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Wow, that Rotty at around 4 min is going to be a fucking handful. Good lord.

  18. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Also, every dog benefits from exercise, exercise, exercise. They need it more than most people realize. I've never castrated any of the male dogs I've had and never had a problem because I'm always running them, playing, training them. You will make your dog a happy well balanced pup with lots of play. They respond so well to this. This comes from 30 plus years of experience. Good luck.

  19. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    I've been a K-9 trainer and handler in LE for 30 years. You're really on target with this. Thanks for putting the time into this. Love your dog BTW. They're one of the smartest breeds ever. Awesome dog!

  20. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    When I put my face close to my dogs he licks it. Is this a bad sign?

  21. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    That was awesome clear examples of dog behavior and what they mean.

  22. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Though you clearly know what you are talking about, I disagree with a few points. In my experience, most of the time, yawning is just a sign of tiredness. (Of course, this goes hand in hand with the dog wanting to leave you alone so he can sleep ;)) To be honest, I've never observed yawning in my dog as a sign of stress ever. I guess any dog will try to pull away from you first, before yawning or giving other signs, and you just have to let them… The other thing is lip licking: The most common occurrence of this is when the dog simply wants to get more comfortable through distributing the saliva evenly in his muzzle, mostly either due to drying out from panting or because he sees something yummy and is drooling. I would add the qualifier that when anxiety-induced lip-licking is observed, it's usually preceded or accompanied by pretty obvious facial expressions and body language.
    I didn't know about the raised tail thing, though. I always thought that was part of the getting-to-know-each-other ritual due to dogs sniffing each other's buts in greeting because you can see the opposite behaviour – a dog covering himself with his tail – whenever a dog does NOT want to make contact.

  23. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    did you train your dog? this video shows you need to relationship build through leadership and playtime

  24. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Thanks for your video

  25. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    THANK YOU for making this video! It's very helpful. I just recently started work at a doggy daycare where dogs interact with each other all the time. I knew the basics of signs of dogs not wanting to play and being stressed out, like the stiff bodies, growling, showing teeth, yawning, and so on.. but there have been times where I got confused as to whether one of the dogs wanted to play with the other or not. Your video has helped it make more sense to me. :)

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  28. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    If your own dog isn't licking your face when you put your face next to it, you need to work on trust building and leadership skills.

  29. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Great advice and clips!

  30. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    what is we, humans, start doing the lip lick or the yawn to them. will they know we (humans) are trying to talk to them in their ways?

  31. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    She forgot the best warning, if a dog is currently biting you, he probably doesn't like the cheap cologne you're wearing.

  32. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    I will recommend this video to anyone I meet online who thinks he knows what he does haha

  33. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    Cute host

  34. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    so when there are those signals against us what should we do

  35. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    We have this feist/poodle mix named Zack that we've had for years. He's always had a dominate attitude when other dogs are being noticed or being petted. He will come up and growl/snarl at the opposition. But is very kind to my family. (Obvious jealousy.) But recently we adopted a full grown pit bull. He's shown no aggressive traits. But Zack keeps trying to be the alpha dog. We've seen them fight once or twice. (I've only seen Zack start the fight.) Once the bigger dog has Zack by the nape of the neck Zack begins to calm down and the bigger dog backs down. What can I do to resolve this situation?

  36. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    My dog doesnt care if i put my face in his face and doesnt show any of these signs i think he is a mastiff/pitbull

  37. January 12, 2017 at 2:50 am —

    I want a dog. :|

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