Understanding your dog’s body language can help you interpret their mood. Here are four ways your dog may try to communicate with you…

‘I want to have some fun’

Border Collie

A playful stance, accompanied by blinking and a frantic wagging of the tail, says: ‘I’m excited and want to have fun!’

‘I’m interested’

Jack Russell

Ears pricked up and tail moving from side to side, means: ‘I’m intrigued’.

‘Are we OK?’

poodle

Flattened, droopy ears with a low, softly wagging tail means your pet is worried about you.

‘I want to play!’

corgi

Few dogs can resist a rolling ball. Batting it back means they want to play and are waiting for you to make the next move…

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