How Dogs Communicate

How Dogs Communicate?
Dogs are one of​ the​ intelligent animals among the​ domestic pets .​
They have the​ ability to​ communicate with humans,​ other dogs and even other animals .​
They do this by using body signs and different vocals .​
The signs are made with the​ help of​ body movement involving eyes,​ ears,​ eyebrows,​ head,​ mouth and tail .​
Different vocals include barks,​ howls,​ growls,​ whimpers and whines .​
Dogs do gestures whose meaning can change depending on​ the​ situation .​
Like if​ a​ dog pants,​ it​ can mean that the​ dog is​ feeling hot or​ the​ dog is​ happy or​ anxious .​
Confident and higher ranked dogs have a​ high held tail .​
Dogs have the​ feeling of​ submission and dominance in​ them .​
This is​ because the​ dogs live in​ packs,​ in​ the​ wild .​
They have hierarchy within the​ group .​
The weaker dogs submit themselves to​ the​ stronger dog .​
That is​ the​ reason why dogs lower their tail when they feel insecure .​
When the​ dogs fight for dominance,​ the​ fur on​ their tail stands up .​
They and even other animals,​ do this to​ increase their size in​ front of​ their enemy .​
When the​ dog is​ in​ a​ confused situation,​ it​ wags its tail slowly .​
They are in​ a​ process of​ figuring out whether they should accept the​ situation or​ time or​ else,​ they have still not accepted the​ situation completely,​ but are in​ the​ process .​
Excited dogs wag their tails very fast .​
If the​ hip moves along with the​ tail,​ it​ means the​ dog is​ ready for submission to​ a​ dog of​ higher rank .​
When the​ dogs get aggressive they show their fangs .​
If the​ teeth are visible,​ it​ indicates that the​ dog is​ ready to​ bite or​ attack .​
They also show teeth when they smile and this is​ an​ indication of​ submissiveness .​
Observing the​ number of​ teeth on​ display can differentiate a​ smile .​
Smile reveals only the​ front teeth,​ but when the​ dog snarls,​ all his teeth and gums can be seen .​
Ears are good indication about the​ attention levels of​ the​ dog .​
When the​ ears are erect and forward facing,​ means the​ dog is​ concentrating .​
But when the​ dog fears something,​ it​ lays down its ears .​
Some dogs hold the​ ears in​ forward and horizontal direction when they are happy .​
In majority of​ the​ cases,​ barking is​ done to​ scare away stranger and to​ make the​ owner aware of​ an​ intruder .​
They also tend to​ bark while they are playing .​
They use to​ even convey emotions such as​ pleasure,​ fear,​ stress and suspicion .​
When the​ dog is​ excited or​ is​ playing,​ the​ barks are sharp and short .​
When they are stressed out or​ anxious,​ they bark repeatedly in​ a​ high pitch tone .​
They also bark to​ communicate with other animals such as​ cat,​ deer,​ squirrel,​ fox and other dogs .​
But the​ sound of​ barking is​ different .​
Growling is​ done to​ threaten or​ to​ show superiority .​
Dogs howl when they make long-range communication .​
a​ dog yawns when it​ is​ bored and needs to​ be left alone .​
It also yawns when it​ is​ sleepy,​ stressed out or​ confused .​
When the​ dog pants with a​ full open mouth,​ it​ is​ happy .​
When it​ pants with a​ slightly open mouth,​ it​ needs to​ be played with .​
Dogs lift one forelimb up,​ when it​ wants to​ play .​
It will stamp its front limbs when it​ is​ excited .​
They scratch objects they want .​
Domestic dogs are trained for handshake,​ like human beings .​
They hold out a​ paw forward and exchange a​ handshake .​
If the​ dog tilts it's head in​ a​ particular direction,​ it​ means that it​ is​ trying to​ concentrate and recognize an​ unfamiliar sound .​

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