We love puppies for their cute, loving nature but too often puppy talk gets misunderstood. It's important to understand puppy communication and how your pet uses puppy language to talk to using his ears, tail, body and even smells. Once you know how to translate puppy communication, you can "talk" to your puppy in a way he understands. These 7 articles translate the ways your puppy talks to you, with tips on the best way you can talk back.
Like people, puppies are social creatures. In order to establish relationships and get along with each other, dogs needed a way to communicate. Learn all the reasons why puppies need to "talk" to us and how they manage to get their messages across.
Puppies aren't born magically understanding your language. And because dog language relies so much on body language, puppies naturally pay attention to what you say--silently--with just the nod of your head or a raised eyebrow. This article explains how you can best get your message across using body language that mimics dog-talk or vocal tones that puppies understand.
What do all those woofs, whines, howls, and whimpers really mean? Is he playing, or do those puppy screams mean a mortal injury? Read this article to learn what all the puppy noise means.
Your puppy talks all the time, from the tip of his whiskers to that flailing tail. Even his ear position and fur elevation speaks volumes. Find out what he says with this article that translates puppy body language.
Does he have a long curled tail, a bobbed tail, or no tail at all? And does that wagging always mean your puppy is happy? Not always--so read the article for translation of your puppy's tail talk.
While owners can't detect all the wonderful puppy talk smells, you will see Junior Dog sniffing and snorting to find out all kinds of information about his world. Your baby dog may even like certain smells so much, he rolls in them. Puppies also leave their own scent, including Pee Mail when they leg-lift and mark with urine. Find out how puppies use smells in communication with this article.
Owners often misunderstand and believe a puppy acts "guilty" when actually he uses behaviors to calm people--and other dogs--to keep the peace. He doesn't like your angry words, or learns to expect loud voices when you come home. And puppies know exactly how to use puppy-dog sad eyes, wagging tails, and "guilty" looks to appease us. This article explains all about puppy calming signals and how owners can also use this language to reassure shy puppies and build confidence.