What's that boy?
Can't tell if your dog is trying to say "I love you" or "I gotta pee?"
Any dog owner will tell you that their four-legged family members speak volumes with their bodies. Here are some typical signals dogs use:
Face: Dogs will wrinkle or straighten their foreheads to show confusion or determination.
Eyes: A dog’s eyes brighten when he looks at a creature he considers friendly. When he is afraid, his pupils dilate and he shows the whites of his eyes.
Lips, teeth and tongue: If your dog is happy or wants to play, he may pull his lips back and show his teeth in what appears to be a smile. This is a gesture that is reserved only for human/dog communication; a dog will not do this with other dogs. (how crazy is that?)
Ears: If a dog’s ears are raised, he is relaxed or listening. If they are back, he might be signaling submission.
[Image via WENN.]