Hello my two legged friends,

and welcome to part #1 of Snoops Facts Check !

Dog Talk – An Introduction to Doggy Language

have you ever wondered what your Dog might be thinking about in certain situations? I bet you have…many dog owners must have been wondering about this question. Everybody knows We (Dogs) are very intelligent animals.

We might even be more intelligent than you,…think.

We also look at humans sometimes wondering, what crazy ideas you come up with next.

Then me and the homies discuss and laugh about it whenever we meet up in the park.

You know animals in general have been around longer than humans, so it’s only logic, we also know a little more.


There’s a saying:

“The biggest mistake smart people make? It’s thinking they’re smarter than everybody else!”

which suits the purpose just perfect.

This might be the case in some relationships between humans and their so called Pets. I know for a fact many of my friends have full control over their humans and enjoy Dog Life to the fullest.

I won’t go deeper into this topic now, since I would just bite my own foot exposing myself in such public blog. 😉

Never Bite the Hand that Feeds You

Unless you put down the plate and then try to take it back, this will never happen intentionally. We might catch a little finger when we get a little too anxious and inpatient to taste that delicious snack in your hand you’re teasing us with.

I sure don’t like anyone, Dog or human, messing with,- or coming close to my food.

I will defend my food with my life if necessary!

I know some of you humans might think we’re just stupid animals like we don’t have feelings or good memory. We feel pain, joy, sadness, happiness and affection just like you and hear smell and sense many things you don’t even know they exist. Of Course, we also have emotions such as anger, excitement, and love and we express ourselves in many ways including Sounds or Dogbody Language.

Usual Sounds are following

  • Growling
  • Barking
  • Howling
  • Crying
  • Sneezing
  • Panting
  • Talking
  • Laughing
  • Complaining

Dogbody Language is far more diverse and is often used in combination with one of the above.

Dogbody Language is communicated with full body use including eyes, position of ears, body and tail, in various combinations.

All of the above are used to express our emotions and feelings towards you or others. Most actions are quite obvious and usually revolve around attention, food or emergency calls (walkies).

Of Course dogs cannot talk English to help you understand what they are thinking.

They do use Doggy Language to let you know what’s going to happen next though.

You can determine if everything is OK, or if you should run for cover by looking for following signals.


If your dog’s tail is down it’s a sign that he or she is scared, in pain or unhappy. Dogs also wag their tails when they are happy and excited. How a dog wags his tail could also be sign of aggression.

If the tail is in a high position and only the tip is wagging, like you would know from a snake ready to attack, it could be a sign of aggression.

It is definitely a sign of excitement, just not necessarily in a good way for you.

So be aware if a dog is wagging his tail in this method it could mean you’re about to get attacked might get bitten.

The motion at which your dog wags its tail can mean a number of different emotions and what is on their mind.

However, wagging of their tail doesn’t always equal happiness.

Wagging of the tail could just mean they are excited or curious about something or somebody. The level of excitement can be measured by faster the tail is wagged, the more excited they are. The tail can wag in any speed range from very slow to extremely fast. If their tail is positioned straight up, it means something has caught their attention and are prepared to confront whatever may come.

Big Ears

Snoop Doggy

A Dogs ears and their position can tell a lot about its mood and current intentions.

If the ears are standing up straight and moving a little to tune into the perfect signal, just like little satellite dishes, something has clearly gotten to it’s attention. This could be triggered by many different interesting sounds, scents caused by humans or other animals from outside or even from a noise on TV.

Securing the home turf is number one priority for every good Dog, and no Dog would let anything, human or animal, cross those lines unnoticed.

Learning how to determine what is on your fury friends mind will take some patience, Doing some research on this matter will also be very helpful.

Communication between your Dog and yourself does not involve an actual language. After all your dog cannot express what they are thinking in words.


I’m pretty sure, you’ll know when playtime is over and a Dog is really mad at you and about to attack.

If the Dogs stance is strong and you can see the angry face, with big teeth showing and the hair on it’s back is standing up… well, …RUN! Hahaha I’m only kidding! You wouldn’t stand a chance trying to outrun a Dog, especially if he’s already mad and focused on you. The best thing you can do, is to make yourself small, and beg for Mercy. Generally if a Dog is that mad at you, you most likely deserve it.

Love & Happiness

If your Dog is happy to see you again, or because you brought it a new toy or some extraordinary delicious food, it will show you by jumping up and down, dancing or running wildly in circles. This can sometimes even be accompanied by friendly barking and howling.

If your Dog is doing this a lot, you’re doing great and I salute You!

Walk of Shame

Just like little kids, your Dog knows exactly when it has done something it shouldn’t have or for some other reason has annoyed you beyond funny.

You might see your Dog trying to walk real quiet and sneak past you to safety, making itself as small as possible, maybe even shaking a little, with the ears pulled back, tail stuck between the back legs and a pair of eyes that could make any Bad Man cry like a baby girl.

Once your Dog senses that the storm has passed it will come out of hiding, carefully at first, to check the situation. Your Dog can sense your anger and aggression as well as your happiness or sadness and knows exactly how to react to each situation.

Loyalty & Respect

A Dog is a Dog for Life!

Dogs are very Loyal to their human counterpart and they deserve to get treated with Respect!

Your dog is a very intelligent creature and you can learn how to communicate with him or her just by spending a lot of time playing and studying hies/her Doggy Language. You can easily learn what your Dog is telling you using body language. This will take some patience and it can also help to do some research.

Doggy Books & Training Tips can help you to bond. There are many excellent resources on the internet which will give you the needed insight on how to understand your fury friends methods of communication. I’ve gathered my recommendations for you here. Of course each dog has their own personality and their very own ways communicating with you.

Improve your relationship with your Dog by understanding it’s signs and gestures. It can be lots of fun! Improving your dogs intelligence will also help your relationship with your fury friend. Some Tips and Book recommendations on how to do this are available on Amazon and I’ve listed the for you here.

Most of these Doggy Books & Training Tips are also available as Audibles, which you could listen to, while getting other things done, if you can’t find the time to read actual Books.

It is an interesting fact, that dogs who spend more time around people, adapt certain human behaviors and learn a greater number of ways to communicate.

Please feel free to leave  Comments or Questions below, I’ll make sure to answer each and every one, Woof Wooof!

10 thoughts on “Snoops Facts Check – pt 1 – Dog talk

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  2. Thank you very much for your fantastic website. It is amazing that you show people where to start and what steps to take towards looking after their favourite pets. I hope more people will know about your website and follow your guidance.
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  3. Yes, dogs (or pups as I refer to them) are very smart…especially when it comes to food. I have three pups and they all have different personalities and even different ways of communicating. My pit, the only female, is my vocal one. She will fuss at me if I ignore her. She’s actually very bossy and won’t relent until I get up and get her what she wants. Fortunately, we don’t see any aggressive posture from any of our pups. They’re well loved and happy for the most part. I can even reach into their bowls and they won’t do anything. They know where their bread is buttered. They will growl a warning at each other though.

  4. This is great information, especially for those who are just starting out on having a relationship with a dog. My dog is called Bertie and he shows many of the dog talk and behaviour patterns you have mentioned in your post. You are so right when you say that dogs deserve to be treated with respect, I think this is the key starting point, respect and love will make a bond that lasts forever. Great information – keep up the good work! Mike

  5. Great article. I have long believed that dogs have emotions similar to ours and that we only have to take the time to communicate with them! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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