DogSpeak – improving communication between you and your canine

DogSpeak: Dogs And The Guilty Look

You arrive home and a lamp’s been knocked on the floor; you automatically think the dog is to blame, and call his name. The dog detects your tone and acts accordingly.

by dogtime
October 4th, 2017

DogSpeak: On-leash greeting

Dogs love to run free and race the zoomies. Their play is full of starts, stops, pauses, and play agains! During play, dogs are talking to one another with play bows, head turns, ear and mouth positioning, lifted paws and loads of other DogSpeak.When on leash, a dog’s freedom to intermingle naturally is stunted by […]

by dogtime
August 24th, 2010

Dog greetings: What’s really going on

Have you ever seen two friends or family members reunite? The emotional greeting usually involves hugs with happy, loud voices, pats on the back, and arms around one another. In some cases, there’s even a spank on the bottom or noogie to the head.Now, compare that type of greeting to a first time meet and […]

by dogtime
July 29th, 2010

DogSpeak: Scratching, translated

When a dog scratches, owners often scratch too! We scratch our head wondering what’s causing our dog to itch. Is it fleas? Does he have a skin irritation? Maybe allergies?Any of the above can cause your dog to becoming itchy, resulting in some scratching. Stress, frustration, or excitement can also cause a dog to scratch. […]

by dogtime
July 15th, 2010

DogSpeak translated: The head turn

Dog-language expert Colleen Safford, who studies non-verbal dog communication, reveals what it means when a dog turns its head. Is it camera shy or annoyed?

by dogtime
June 21st, 2010

The body shake: translated

After a dog has experienced anxiety or something it found to be intense, it will shake its body, as if it just exited a pool and is shaking off water; it's a calming action.

by dogtime
June 14th, 2010

DogSpeak: Dog yawning, translated

Dog-language expert Colleen Safford examines dog yawning and what it means for pet owners in this latest installment of DogSpeak — what non-verbal canine cues mean. 

by dogtime
June 8th, 2010

DogSpeak: Improving communication between you and your canine

Canine body language has been studied by researchers and scientists for years. Dogs are equipped with this very reliable and consistent language to help them communicate their intentions to one another. Their primary goal in using their language is to reduce and resolve conflict. Imagine that! How very civil of them!Dogs use this very same […]

by dogtime
June 1st, 2010

DogSpeak: Whale eye, translated

What is whale eye or half moon eye? A term used to describe a dog’s eyes when the white portion (sclera) is showing at the corners and/or rim.Remember that dogs use their language primarily to resolve and diffuse conflict. When they offer these signals, it’s in response to something that we or another dog are […]

by dogtime
June 1st, 2010
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