Dog talk: it’s important to know what your dog is saying, you will get along much better, leading to a better quality of life for both of you. Whether you have a toy poodle or a mastiff, dogs talk in somewhat the same manner.
Note: Tail, stub, or rear end wagging. Most people think it means the dog is happy and safe to be petted – NOT TRUE. It is just a sign the pup is very excited. It could be excited over finding another dog to have a fight with. Or excited at the prospect of someone putting their hand out so he can crunch it.
|I’m so excited||Wagging tail or stub or rear end|
|Let’s play||Looks at another dog and slaps his front paws down on the floor|
|Hi (from a dog you know)||Stays up on his hind legs against you and licks. Sometimes it might stretch up against you|