Basic Dog Talk

Dogs do not have words to tell us when they are scared, not feeling well or angry.  Dogs use body language as well as sounds like growls, whines and barks.  Part of being safer with dogs is knowing how to understand them.

 

What do you think these dogs are saying?

(Answers on the next page.)

 

This dog is up on his toes, growling, barking, ears forward, hair on his shoulders raised.

What do you think he is trying to tell us?

This dog is jumping up, his tail is wagging and his ears are up, eyes bright and he is yipping.

What do you think he is trying to tell us?

This dog is backing up, he is shaking, growling and trying to make himself look smaller.

What do you think he is trying to tell us?

This dog is stiffening up, he has his ears forward and the hair on his shoulders is up.

His tail is out straight and he is growling.  What do you think he is trying to tell us?

 


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