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    Default Calming Signals

    Found this on a friends FB page so shared it onto mine. It is astonishing how many people think the dog is happy when it is NOT.
    Classic calming signals that a dog gives when he is NOT comfortable. Please note all four signs in these pictures indicating that the dog is NOT enjoying this situation
    1. Licking the lips
    2. Showing the whites of his eyes
    3. Panting when not overheated
    4. Turning his head away



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    Never ceases to amaze me that there are not more kids being bitten by dogs - when you see photos like this !

    What sort of lesson and message is the child learning in this situation ?

    The biggest loser in all of this, if it all goes pear-shaped - will be the dog !

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    Wow there's nothing happy about that dog that's for sure. Worrying isn't it, how many dog-owners are clueless to their dog's body language.

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    Poor little dog, clearly anxious. My hackles go up when I see kids on dogs backs too, why do some think its cute? Asking for trouble.

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    Is yawning a sign too? I always wondered...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Is yawning a sign too? I always wondered...
    I think i was told or read somewhere yawning shows confusion or bewilderment, so could be seen as a calming sign
    maybe? Of course as with all behaviours it needs to be taken in context. The dog could just be tired

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    Agree this dog is anxious.
    Jodi always licks lips when with me. She drinks in my scent. I always wonder why she doesn't get sensory overload when in the toilet with me at times.
    Jessie always turns her head away so she can trap my arm so she gets more pats...like we hold a phone between chin and shoulder.

    beats me how some people can't read dog's body language. It seems so obvious.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    to be honest the kid doesn't look like they are enjoying it much either, maybe if the dog and the kid bit the parent they would get the message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejburke32 View Post
    maybe if the dog and the kid bit the parent they would get the message.
    Bwahahahaha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ejburke32 View Post
    to be honest the kid doesn't look like they are enjoying it much either, maybe if the dog and the kid bit the parent they would get the message.
    Yep, I like this too. Good call

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