Just like humans, dogs are always communicating through body language. They communicate when they’re feeling happy, sad, nervous, fearful or angry, using their faces and bodies to convey much of this information. Dog body language is an elaborate and sophisticated system of nonverbal communication that we can learn to recognize and interpret. Being able to understand how the dogs in our care are feeling and how to help them feel more comfortable, confident, and safe are essential skills that all shelter staff and rescue volunteers should know.
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