Dog Body Language
Dog interpretations: Dogs have been endowed with big strong and powerful jaws and teeth that can cause serious lesions, and because of this, they have developed certain type of body language to show their feelings and intentions. Dogs frequently use these signs to show us their feelings, but many times humans do not understand or are not aware of how to respond to them because we do not always know what they are trying to say, or worse yet, we interpret them the wrong way.
Dog in conflict: Yawning is something thatdo when they do not feel comfortable in a determined situation. A dog that does this could be in conflict with himself, trying to decide if he should back off or move forward, or he canbe trying to communicate to his owner that he does not feel happy. Dogs often times yawn when people look at them and call them by their names. Human beings make the mistake of thinking they are tired and they do not understand that it actually means a completely different thing.
Uneasy: Whenever a dog feels uneasy or unstable he sticks out his tongue and moves it rapidly. Dogs will usually lick their mouths or simply stick their tongue out and then put it back in their mouth very quickly. Even when a dog is in a docile position, he may still do this to show that he is not as relaxed as you may think.
Don't stare at me: Sometimes when a human stares at a dog it makes him uncomfortable and anxious. If you notice that your dog's pupils are dilated and his eyelids are back it might mean that the dog is worried. A dog that is being stared at can also take it as a threat and it might make him become tense.