So when breaking down a dogs body language is good to know what are the common postures dogs express. Body language is expressed in subtle changes in body carriage, positioning of tail and ears, facial expression. Dog Breeds and personalities will respond to situations differently. So there are 8 basic body postures a dog owner should understand.

  • Relaxation
  • Curiosity
  • Play-bow
  • Offensive aggression
  • Fear aggression
  • Active submission
  • passive submission
  • Anxiety

We will be hitting on each of these postures the signs and what they mean in the series of Dogs Body Language