In this post we’ll discuss the different signals that dogs use to communicate to us if they are feeling anxious, if they want some room to breathe or if they want us or even other dogs to come closer. Calming signals are used by dogs to try & keep a situation calm. Calming signals can be both offered & returned. By learning these signals it will better help us to read our dogs minds.
Calming signals include
Now lets talk about distance increasing signals. Dogs use distance increasing signals as a way of saying ( your making me uncomfortable please give me some space).
Distance increasing signals include.
It’s not uncommon for a dog to display several of these signs @ the same time. The third & final type of signal we will discuss in this post is going to be distance decreasing signals. Dogs use these to signal to people & other dogs, (I’m friendly & I mean you no harm, please come closer). They are as followed.
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