Archive for the 'Dog Language' Category


Dog Language: What Does It Mean When My Dog “Play Bows”?

November 4th, 2008

The “play bow” is a classic dog move, but did you know this pose (back-end in the air with head and paws lowered to the ground) is also seen in wolves and coyotes? This move is a powerful social tool among all canines. It allows dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds to communicate that […]

Dog Language: What Does It Mean When My Dog Circles Before He Lies Down?

October 26th, 2008

I find a great deal of amusement in watching Reef get settled down for the night. She has a bunch of comfy beds, but she insists on making them “comfier”. She turns in rapid circles, rotates in both directions, picks up her bed with her paws, fluffs it, fluffs it again and finally settles down […]