Different Dog Positions

Dogs communicate a lot through their body language. They take up different poses that show different their different states. You gotta pay attention to them to understand what your dog is up to.

This can help to improve the bonding you have with him on another level. So take some time out and read over these positions.

Playful:

This is the position in which the dog is just before he bursts into a sprint or a jump on to you. He is at the top of his mood and wants to play with you. Be it anything simple playful wrestling as the wolves play among each other or some cuddling.

The position can be described as:

The ears are up, the pupils are dilated, mouth is open and the tongue may be exposed, front legs are slightly bent and the tail is up and may be waving sideways.

Relaxed:

This is when the dog is relaxed and isn’t doing much. He is content and is unthreatened by activities around him.

Such a dog can be approached easily as he is happy and open to interacting with people.

The position can be described as:

Ears are up (Not forward).

Head is high.

Mouth is slightly opened and tongue is exposed.

Loose stance, weight is flat on the feet.

The tail is down and relaxed.

Very aggressive:

This is the position where you don’t want to be anywhere near the dog as the dog is trying to appear as scary as possible to the opponent and is ready to attack with any chance it gets.

Position can be described as:

Tail is stiff and bristled also it is vibrating from side to side.

Both hackles on his  back are raised.

Ears are forward and maybe forming a v shape.

Nose and forehead maybe wrinkled.

Lips are curled and the teeth and gums are visible.

Stiff legged stance where the body is leaning slightly forward.

So, these were the stances that a dog is into. Do try and read your dog in every position to know more of it. Do let us know if you know of any more stances.

Choose the Best Home for Your Big Dog

All dogs need a nice place to sleep and there are plenty of shelters for large dogs. Big dog houses will provide safety and comfort for the beloved family pet, meaning that you can rest assured you are looking after them. A good one will make the garden look pleasant and mean your pet has an enjoyable rest.

Features

It is important to consider the size. When you see a size of a house, add a little to give the dog extra room. You also need to look carefully at the material that is used. Decide what is most important to you: –

  • Plastic – this will allow the house to be cleaned with ease.
  • Mesh fabric – this give great comfort but is hard to clean.
  • Wood – this copes with extreme weather – make sure it is resistant to water however.

To avoid bugs entering the house, the floor needs to be raised. If you have the money, get a floor that can be removed as this will aid with cleaning. This will also help keep moisture away from the base. Water can also be kept out if the house has a slanted roof. In winter vinyl flaps will be beneficial but can create discomfort in summer.

Experts have selected the 5 big dog houses that they consider to be the best for pets.

Arf Frame Dog House – This is a beautiful house that will please your pet. It is easy to assemble and is water resistant. It can be used indoors but is perfect for outside. Comfort is paramount yet it is sold due to being made of fir. It is a well assembled house for the dog and it will keep the animal happy throughout the year. Use one screwdriver and it is totally put together. A raised floor prevents things crawling in that should not be inside. It is light enough to move around, yet strong enough to repel bad weather. Remember this is wood stained, so don’t put the dog inside until the smell has diminished.

Precision Pet Extreme Log Cabin – This is ideal for bigger dogs as there is plenty of room to allow them to move around inside. It is simple yet effective. It is not expensive to buy, yet is still a good-looking house. Like many others it is sturdy and even the hard winds will not damage its look or structure, nor will the blazing sun. Water is kept from infiltrating the dogs house thanks to the roof being slanted.

Your pet will remain shaded and thanks to adjustable plastic feet, the correct height can be achieved for the dog who lives in it. Insects are also excluded and the major problem for the dog who enters is that there is no insulation.

Aspen Pet Ruff Hauz Dog House – For the dog that lives outside, this is a great choice. Security has been considered and the entrance is offset. With the knowledge that the dog will be inside a lot, it is fully waterproof. Sturdiness is an asset so the destructive dog will still be safe. Everything that you would need is included so there is no need to purchase extras. It has a large living area and is bound to last as it is constructed of rot resistant wood and there is no excuse not to clean it as the floor can be taken out.

Petnation Port-A-Crate E2 Pet Home – This is an overall home and is easy to assemble. It is large but can still be placed indoors if you wish. For a travel, home this will be ideal and its steel frame and mesh fabric makes it strong. Assembly is quick and this home costs a lot less than other models. It is not water-resistant underneath so use outdoors should be limited.

Petsfit Dog House – These houses may be expensive but they have shown their worth. Assembled from kiln-dried cedar this is attractive and durable. The water-based paint comes in red, turquoise and gray and is combined with white. Plastic feet raise it off the floor and cleaning is easy thanks to the hinged roof. Rain drips off the slanted roof and the home will last a long time unless it is chewed.