- An anxious dog might show a half moon of white in his eye or he may lick his lips or yawn. He may turn his head away or walk away. He wants to be left alone.
- A dog that suddenly goes stiff and still is very dangerous and might be ready to bite.
- A happy dog pants and wags his tail loosely. He may wag all over.
- A dog with his mouth closed and ears forward and/or with his tail held high is busy thinking about something and does not want to be bothered.
- Green border - dog says "it's okay."
(as long there is suitable adult supervision/permission)
- Red border - dog says "stay away!"
(even if it is your own dog or handler says it is OK to pet him)
|Clipper is happy|
Clipper doesn't want to share
|Lola is telling you to stay away|
Lola is happy
|Shelby is calm and happy|
Shelby is worried
|Cricket is happy|
Cricket is interested
|Trevor is alert|
Trevor is relaxed
|Sam is alert to danger|
Sam is happy
|Kona is worried|
Kona is happy
|Lily is happy|
Lily and her friends don't
want to share the couch
|Blucher is happy|
Blucher is worried
|Jack is telling you to stay away|
Jack is calm and happy
|Savannah is happy|
Savannah is telling you to stay away
|Jubilee is happy|
Jubilee is alert to danger
|Bear is afraid|
Bear is happy
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be vicious to bite.
All dogs have the capability of biting.
They will if they want to and
there is absolutely nothing you can do to stop it when it happens.
Dogs can bite in .025 seconds.
Help us prevent dog bites by learning your dog's signals. Dogs have feelings and emotions. Sometimes just like you they don't want to be bothered.