Applied Dog Behavior Training

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Applied Dog Behavior Training

by David Lambert

Every dog owner willing to train his dog should comprehend that his puppy communicates with ears, mouth, paws, tail and more, making an effort to connect and establish a relationship with humans in further ways than wiggling his tail or barking.

You should really understand your dog's body language to correctly study and apply the dog behavior training techniques.

Here are a few outlines to some basic behavior (and connected body language) of your pet and relative meaning:

Dominant Behavior:

A dominant dog will have its mouth a little closed or open, the ears clearly up or frontward, its body standing tall and rigid with ears maybe lifted up, its eyes looking attentively or wide open, and its tail out from the body plumped up or stiff.You should also expect an aggressive bark.

Friendly Behavior:

A friendly dog has a relaxed mouth, raised up ears, open and alert eyes, the tail wagging, and perhaps yelping, whining or producing soft barking sounds.

Playful Behavior:

A playful dog has the tail wagging and a clearly bended over posture.

Submissive Behavior:

The dog has his eyes closed, ears resolutely back, paw upraised is presenting extreme submission, it will not assault but it's clearly not in joyful mood.

Aggressive Behavior:

An aggressive dog has its eyes testing or tapering, ears packed down behind making contact with its head, body on edge, mouth clearly open to show the sharpened teeth and tail ruffled up and held out from the corpse.Aggressive behavior is usually accompanied by howls or growls.

Worried Behavior:

Expect fast barks and howling, neck hairs lifted up and ears compressed - means "something is wrong." or "I'm worried"


Tail put underside or down, lowered posture, looking and curved back or turning head, pupils become larger.Pets regularly bark out of fear, in particular if they are copped up in a tiny spot or on a restraint.


A pet under stress will usually have its mouth wide open, ears back and down, lips being dragged backwards with quick respiration, shoulders lowered, tail down, bent forward.He will definitely be shaking showing a highly nervous behavior.


Now that you understand that your puppy is making effort to tell to you about how he senses or the mood he is in, try to put up this in your dog training and everyday life.

In a puppy training sitting your pet should be showing that he is in a responsive or playful mood. If he reveals (look at his body language) he is commanding then you can understand that he may not be taking you faithfully or may well be being stubborn and you most likely have to be more vigorous in your commands.

A little submissive behavior is a good thing as it means that that he realizes that you are in command, you are the leader.

If your puppy turns out to be stressed, scared, worried or even unfriendly, you should stop your dog behavior training and encourage your dog immediately. If you have been teaching for more than 10-15 minutes, stop and pause for breath. When you come back take things without haste or begin obedience training in a different way.

David Lambert is a dog lover, positive dog training enthusiast and creator of

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