Dogs, unlike their fellow wolves, coyotes and foxes, use their voice often. This is due to their position as domestic animals that need to communicate.
This is why we want to give you a few useful tips on how to understand your dog better 🙂
What is the language of dogs? Dogs speak through their bark and through their whole body. However, we are often unable to understand it. Because of this, they more often rely on safe barks, howls, whimpers and a wide range of sounds to allow a good understanding of what they are trying to communicate.
1. Voice Language
– If a dog barks continuously and with regular pauses, turns into a howl, then this is a clear signal that it is lonely;
– When you hear a quick and continuous bark, with sharp points inserted, then be sure that danger is approaching;
– When a dog wants to play, it barks insistently and evenly. This is a clear sign of a desire to interact;
– When your dog purrs, it’s a clear sign of contentment. When he snuggles up next to you, it means he’s feeling really good.
2. Body Language
A dog’s posture and manner also express its mindset or its next move.
– When confident, it stands upright, head held high, ears pointed and eyes sparkling;
– When a dog is happy, its tail wags and its mouth is open;
– A submissive dog usually keeps its head and ears down. Its tail is hanging down;
– A frightened dog is close to the ground, has a stiff posture, and the ears are stuck back to the head. His tail is tucked between his legs and often shakes. In addition to whimpering, a frightened dog may also growl;
– The line between a frightened and an aggressive dog is very small. Aggressiveness makes a dog firmly planted on the ground, ready to strike at any moment. Its ears are usually set back, his gaze is sharp, his head is stretched forward, his teeth are bared, and the fur on his back is bristly.
These are some of the ways your dog communicates with you, and we hope they will help you understand your companion better.