In the past, people understood about animals much more than they do today. People could read the “body language” of animals. However, if you tell someone today that cows, pigs and goats have body language, they are likely to laugh at you. The lack of contact with animals in our modern society has led to the fact that the population as a whole is not aware of them.
This may sound normal if you live in the city, but there are even dangers in the city. What about dogs, for example? Most Americans don’t really know how to read dog’s body language.
For example, most people think that if a dog wags its tail, it is friendly. This mistake has led to a lot of unnecessary dog attacks! While it is true that a friendly dog usually wags its tail, this does not mean that tail feeding alone means that the dog is friendly. The combination of a walking tail and other wills indicates whether the dog is friendly. So, if you don’t want to be bitten by a dog, remember the following signs.
Signs that can save you from attack
As we just pointed out, don’t judge the dog’s temperament by whether its tail wags or not. It is important to understand the dog’s attitude. Ask yourself if he is alert, agitated or relaxed. Just as important is the expression of the dog’s face. How do I recognize the look on his face? The easiest way to start is with your ears. Are they stretched or flat? What about his eyes? If you see his teeth, why? Is it because he was breathing heavily, or is his lips menacingly pressed?
And the tail?
Now that we’ve figured it out, let’s take a closer look at the dog’s story. Many are surprised to learn that there are many different things you can understand about a dog based on the “expressions” on its tail.
If the dog is confident and/or alert, its tail will usually be straight and stiff. If it moves, it will usually be a stiff, slow sway from side to side. When it is rocked from side to side, it is usually safe to assume that the dog is pleasantly agitated.
It is logical that if the dog’s tail is relaxed, the dog is also relaxed. When a dog gets up and doesn’t want to miss you, it sometimes wags its tail, but the way it wags usually shows her intentions. Its tail will be stiff, horizontal and will only wag slightly.
If the dog’s tail is between the legs, it usually means that it is scared and/or submissive. However, this does not mean that you have nothing to worry about. On the contrary, most dogs attack out of fear.
As we briefly discussed in this article, wagging your tail can mean a lot of things. The dog can tell you his status, warn you or greet you. Surveillance will allow you to read the dogs and know how to act. In the meantime, remember that if the dog’s behavior suggests that it is hostile, be careful! It can keep you from being bitten!