Last Updated on February 15, 2021
4. Dog’s tail
Do you want to understand a dog’s body language? Look at his tail. It’s the strongest indicator of his emotions. When your canine friend is wagging his tail quickly from side to side, then he is so excited and happy. But once he is nervous or cautious, the tail will be straight out and wagged slower in a more steady way. An alerted dog will hold the tail tall and stable, but a fearful dog will tuck it between his legs. And when you see his tail in its natural position, then your dog is content.
5. Dog’s body
When you are trying to read your dog, you should also pay attention to his muscles, as well as the fur because when a dog is calm, the fur and muscles will look smooth, while the scared or challenged dog would raise its neck and back to appear bigger and stronger. This guideline to your dog’s body language is a general overview, but they can all vary from one breed to another. When in doubt, take your dog’s tensity as a sign of danger while analyzing the situation and context your furry friend is in. The more bond you build with your dog, the better you will be speaking his language.