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5 Dog’s Body Language Signs And It’s Meaning

Updated: Oct 4

Knowing how to read a dog's body language helps us better grasp and understand how our furry friend is feeling because there can be a motive for a dog's actions.




Ears Movement


When a dog's ears move around and flick back and forth, it may be a sign that the dog is trying to find out what is disturbing him. Dogs can struggle and become confused about how to appropriately respond to a strange scenario or unexpected sounds in their environment. There may be many explanations for this movement, such as a desire to play or go for a walk.





Showing Teeth


The tail of an aggressive dog will be raised. They have attentive, pricked ears. He'll probably be snarling, showing off his teeth, and have a wrinkled nose. Hackles, or raised hair around his shoulders and down his spine, will probably be seen on his back. Dogs do this to appear larger and more dangerous. They might stiff their body. Be alert and prepared if you notice a dog being stiff and distant when it usually acts distant because that dog can bite at any moment. If your dog exhibits this behavior, you should investigate the reasons or consult a veterinarian because there are several factors behind a dog's aggression.





Rolling On The Floor

A dog might roll about on the carpet because he feels itchy, or he could be in a good frame of mind and want to play or cuddle. Additionally, when a dog is relaxed and comfortable, their mouth will be open and their tongue will probably be protruding. Their eyes will be calm and may be open or closed. You'll see some amazing yoga poses from sleeping dogs! Some dogs will sleep like this! They believe they are secure but are really merely calm.



Worried/Uncomfortable

When your dog is looking away and somewhat closing their eyes, have their ears back, and may even tuck their tail behind themselves. Even some pups will lift a paw. It simply signifies that your dog is presently uncomfortable or really frightened. When your dog exhibits this body language, it's important to understand what is making him feel that way. You can assist your dog in overcoming the problem once you know what is making them uneasy.



Showing Love

Your pet's closeness to you while you sleep is merely a sign of their affection and desire to keep you safe. Separation anxiety is another factor in your pet's proximity to you while you sleep. You might have noticed that your dog plays with your dirty socks or clothes even if it smells bad. They do this because they like the smell of your body and want to be close to it.


Other gestures of dog’s showing love is

  • They make eye contact with you

  • Keeps on checking

  • Cuddle with you

  • Bring their favorite toys to you