How To Tell Your Dog Is Happy

Written By: Mudassir

Relaxed Ears

When happy, dogs hold their ears naturally without tension. Perked ears signal engagement.

Loose Body

A loose, wiggly body shows comfort. Tense, rigid posture communicates stress.

Wide Eyes 

Joy widens their eyes. Narrowed eyes indicate suspicion or concern.  

Open Mouth 

Relaxed open mouth grins with tongue out reflect pleasure, laughter and smiles.

Play Bows

Classic play bow invite says, “I’m happy, let’s play!”

Wagging Tail

Tail wagging shows excitement and eagerness for attention. Watch tail height for context.  

Lean Ins  

Leaning into you affirms their trust, comfort and contentment by your side.

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