active-submissive-dogsBody posture (Active Submission) is basically when the dog is cowering and saying don’t hurt me I am not a threat.

Some of the body language signs are:

  • Body lowered
  • eyes averted
  • Tail Tucked between the back legs
  • Ears flattened backwards
  • Dog cringes or shakes


Some things to keep in mind is that this can turn into fear aggression. If dog shows these signs frequently they could have a general fear of people and dogs. Similar looking to fear aggression but fur is not up on their back and no teeth or snarled face is expressed. If you should seek an experienced dog trainer to work with you to hep build up the dogs confidence before behavior turn into aggression.