Sometimes living with you humans can be hard! Us dogs don’t have a verbal language the same way you do, that’s why training is one of the best ways for us to learn how to behave.
We do our best to listen to you when you ask, but there’s also a lot you can do to help understand what we’re trying to say! We use our body language to show you how we’re feeling. Just by noticing a few things, you can tell whether we are happy or sad, uncomfortable or feeling stressed or fearful.
It is essential that you and your family and friends learn how to listen to us, just like we try so hard to listen to you. Understanding what we’re trying to say with our body language is super important for children. If children can learn a good understanding of what we’re trying to say, they will be better able to respect that we might not want to participate in a particular activity.
Drawings by Lili Chin. See more of her fantastic work at www.doggiedrawings.net