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How Do Dogs Communicate With Each Other?


How Do Dogs Communicate With Each Other?

two handsome fellas I met on a walkPhoto by The hills are alive*

How cuddlesome it looks when we see dog playing and running around the places in our house. We are so attached with our pet that we stick around and try to communicate with them at every piece of our life with them. If you have a dog in your house then you know how to communicate with them in your daily life.


Have you ever wondered how dogs communicate with each other? – That’s something we never care to think. But it’s very important to know how they communicate and understand one another. Even if you have pets, you will either ignore or just say “aww…that’s so sweet”, but never concerned about how they “talk”, “express”, “feel”, etc. But yes, they do communicate their emotional state and intentions with gestures, sound or vocalization, facial expressions, and body language. They use their body postures to communicate and express. We have seen some state of communications like: relaxed approachable, alertness – checking things out, dominant aggressive, fear and aggressiveness, stressed and distressed, fearful and worried, extreme fear – total submission, and playfulness.

We all have come across these communication patterns of a dog where they implicate there emotion against another dog or human, or even the surroundings. The canine helps or expresses with one another through proper communication where the ethologists speculated that the canines’ expresses their state of mood in a very direct way. The communication behaviors are adaptive in nature and they learn through their surroundings. They maintain a cordial relation among themselves with strict and direct communication, and yes they have ranks among themselves to lead the pack. They stick and help each other.

One noticeable fact about dogs is that they are soft by heart and can easily be hurt. With your personal experience you may have seen many pets act like an infant if rebuked. They need attention and personal care all the time. They want to be loved and you need to be gentle to your fury friends. The behavior changes if not taken care off. It is amazing to see how a pet took care and guard a small child from surroundings, onto that one signals another to join just with a “bark” and “a small circle made around the child”. These small behaviors show how they communicate with one another. They are experts at call-to-action communication behavior.

The canines are responsive and communicative as we are. They don’t speak through any vocabularies but sure they do have a language. The body parts like tail, ears, eyes, sitting postures, vocalization, etc., clearly demonstrates how they communicate with one another. They have their own unique ways to communicate. They hold each emotion from state from anger to playfulness, where they have particular sets of gestures to communicate any message with one another. Dogs are also creatures that breathe like humans and have feelings that want to show. Never underestimate this fact and when you start being attentive to them, you will surely notice all the gestures or sounds they make!


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