A Happy Smile

Believe it or not, but that is actually a happy smile. Loki's getting his belly rubbed and he's enjoying every minute of it. A show of teeth doesn't always indicate aggression. You have to take everything into account. The eyes, the ears, the stance, and even muscle tension. Reading dogs' body language is very subtle. And I think that while you can learn some of it through pictures and videos, the best way is simply experience.

4 comments:

Priscilla said...

A lovely happy smile! I feel the happiness too.

Siberian Husky Puppies said...

Smiling like a human! (except fot the teeth..:))

jadenotjaded said...

I LOVE my Shiba's smile!!

Mika said...

Great points about dogs baring teeth. My dad's dog looks like she's baring her teeth when family walks through the door. Her body language, on the other hand, is all body and tail wags. She's happy that we're home and smiles with her front teeth showing like humans.

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