Dog Body Language

Dogs have so many different ways of expressing how they are feeling. The placement of their feet and tail, ears, eyes, and how they shift their body weight all give us clues into how they are feeling. When reading body language, we want to look at the whole cat and all of their body language signs. Some pets can give mixed signals, so you want to consider all of the signals they are giving you.

Dog Body Language 1

©2011 Lili Chin
Starring Boogie, Lili’s dog. Inspired by Turid Rugaas, Brenda Aloff, and Boogie himself. These drawings also appear in the World Heath Organization’s No Bites = No Rabies campaign (2016).

Dog Body Language 2
Dog Body Language 3
Dog Body Language 4

©2012 Lili Chin
Starring Boogie, Lili’s dog. Inspired by Turid Rugaas’ book and DVD on “Calming Signals”. This was first posted on Boogie’s Blog.