do you understand the signs you dog make's?

Portugal
June 12, 2008 3:30pm CST
sometimes you dog could lift is ears or shake is tail do you understand what that sign means?
3 responses
• Turkey
12 Jun 08
Always I understand what she's saying.Sometimes I think thar she's talking with me with a kind of body language.But once she made childs in the bush. After that she showed me them. But one of'em was still in the bush. The new burned pet began crying "mummy,mummy".Can you believe it? If I didn't heart,if someone have told me that,Iwon't believe;but I've heard it w.th my own ears.
@snowy22315 (49071)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I know when he holds his tail high he is in a dominant mood. wagging the tail of course he's friendly lifting his ears I think he's listening. I recognize his different barks more than his signs.
@mclendon (308)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Sure animals communicate non-verbally and those expressions can be interpreted and understood much like interpreting the non-verbal expressions your friends or family use. Dogs don't have a lot of facial expression, so their tail and ears help out. A tail held high and wagging hard indicates excitement. It can mean the dog is happy about something or it could mean the dog is alerted to some excitment and might get aggressive. It depends on knowing the dog and the circumstances. Ears up and forward mean the dog is alerting to a sound. Something has gotten his attention. If a dog lying down jumps up with ears forward and up and lifts his tail and starts to wag it fast, the dog probably hears a sound that is postitive or familiar. If the dog jumps up but keeps his head and tail low and wags off-and-on or slowly, he may hear a sound that is threatening - like a wild animal or an unfamiliar voice. I can usually tell when my dogs want to be fed, or want to go out or come in, or hear something out in the woods they don't like, or hear someone familiar approaching. With one dog I can definitely tell when he thinks he's in trouble. He sits down with his tail tapping the ground uncertainly and lowers his head and looks up at me sheepishly.