Remember Dr. Doolittle?
He’s the quirky vet who can talk to his animal patients — so naturally, he’s always been one of my favorite characters. Just imagine how fun it would be to sit down and chat with your dog!
Well, you may not be able to shoot the breeze with your pup…
But you CAN figure out their state of mind, simply by looking at them.
Allow me to explain…
As you probably know, your dog uses their whole body to express emotions. However, canine body language can be a bit misleading.
After all, tail wags don’t always mean “happy,” and raised fur doesn’t necessarily mean “irritated.”
Instead, focus on their eyes, ears, mouth, and nose.
That’s right — your dog’s thoughts are usually written all over their face.
And today, I’m going to show you 4 common “canine faces” that can be very easy to identify.
Once you learn how to spot them, you’ll understand your pup better than ever.
So there you have it.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to learning how to read your dog’s expressions…
But knowing these 4 “faces” and what they mean can be a game-changer for you and your pup.
Because if you’re able to read your dog’s expressions, you can understand your pup better than ever.
After all, your furry pal’s expressive nature is one of the things that makes them SO special.
And you don’t need to be “Dr. Doolittle” to understand that 🙂
To you, and your best friend,
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When I started my little Minnie fur-baby on the new food, I held my breath. She is the pickiest dog I’ve ever owned…and I’ve had puppers straight thru childhood…on up to adulthood to my present age of 90 yrs. I called it her “smushies” (which is “dinner” in her – ahem – language.) I had chosen to heat to room temperature a small amount of slightly warmed chicken bouillion which I poured over the top of her food and stirred it a little bit. Minnie approached and shyly studied the food with quite a few sniffs, looked at me with a question in her appearance, and then VERY hesitantly took one of the little round bites into her mouth. She paused, looked up at me, and took about two of them next, then her eyes actually looked excited and she didn’t stop until she had cleaned the entire empty surface of the dish. She then sat nicely and stared up at me eagerly and wagged her tail steadily – she wanted MORE of the new food. I was completely wowed by her love of Dr. Marty’s food; she hasn’t gone crazy for her food like that for literally years. Minnie is about 12 years old now….she was a rescue as a young dog and has always been very shy and easily frightened by loud noises and strange animals and has been a very quiet hard-to-please eater. But not any longer.
Thanks so much for changing her feeding world into a perfect doggy dining experience.
Nancy and Minnie
Wow! We’re so happy to hear this! Thank you so much for sharing their story with us. Please give your pup some extra pets for us! 🐾