Do you know how to recognize the different behavior signs your dog gives off?
Our pups may not be able to speak our language, but they have their own way of telling us what they want, when something is bothering them, or when they are happy. We as humans, just need to learn to read their body language. This is especially important if you have human children at home, or even just going out for a walk with your dog, and knowing the signs your dog is giving if someone wants to pet him or approach him. Whatever the case may be, learning to read your dogs behavior is huge.
Have you ever seen photos that you will often find floating around the online world where a toddler will be climbing all over a dog, pulling his fur, or ears, or whatever the case me be. You know the one. Under the photo, people comment at how adorable it is, and what a great photo it is. BUT - upon a closer look you can plainly see the dogs warning signs. Things like licking his lips, nervous tail wagging etc...and that my friends, is when accidents happen.
Take a look at this wonderful chart made by a good friend of mine, Paul Mather from Snowdog Guru.
Learning a dogs behavior can prevent tragedies from happening. And if we can prevent an accident, then I think it's worth learning. Know the signs, know your dogs behavior. Study him, watch him, monitor his behavior. You will pick up quickly on what he wants or how he is feeling.
Learning to read your dogs behavior can prevent accidents from happening. What u think is cute could potentially be stressful for your dog.— Jenna Drady (@HuskyCrazed) June 2, 2015