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It is good to understand what your dog is thinking. It is better to know what the canine does when it is uncomfortable, stressed out, or anxious. If you know what ails your dog, you can help monitor the stress levels of the animal, or remove it from any stressful situation. Stress comes before aggression. It means if the dog has the following issues, you should be careful.
The tell tell symptoms
It wags the tail slowly. A quick wag of the tail means the
dog is happy and excited. A slow wag means it is unhappy. The slower the tail
wag, the more unhappy is the dog. Do pay attention to this body part.
The tail is tucked. A dog with its tail tucked between the
legs means the animal is frightened. This is also a submissive position. Stress
will lead to extreme equals fear. A tucked tail means the normally docile dog
is terrified. It is a sign for you to be wary. A frightened dog could attack
Zero appetite. If your normally food relishing dog suddenly
forgets to eat, then something is seriously wrong. Dogs in these conditions do
not even touch the given food, including their favorite ones. This is a sure
sign that something in the environment is giving the dog extreme stress. Do
remember that a dog with zero appetite means other issues can be present too.
Ensure that action is taken if the puppy is not properly eating its dinner.
No interest in playing. This is specially applicable if your
dog was a playful animal and always ready to play at a moment's notice. If your
dog shows no interest in playing or plays a little before retiring to its
hiding place, it means something is terribly wrong. The animal is suffering
stress in high amounts. Dogs are like humans. Like us, it wants to stay quiet
when it is stressed and not eat and talk much. If you observe this behavior in
your dog, then remove it from that situation.
Ears are pinned back. The ears are one of the main communication
sources between you and the dog. It is possible to tell a lot about what the
dog is feeling or thinking by the way the animal's ears are behaving. If the
ears are low against the head, then it means the dog is suffering from extreme
amounts of stress. If your dog suddenly jumps up and its ears are no longer
pinned behind the back, then it means the animal is back to its happy self.
A dog naturally blinks and
squints. The problem is that if it does them in greater frequency than usual.
These are signs of mild stress and may need some monitoring,